The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 9, 1886

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p.5 Sports and Recreation - John T. Mott elected Commodore of Oswego Yacht Club; 151 members, 19 yachts; 850 active yachtsmen and 83 yachts on Lake Ontario.



Eilbeck will ship 10,000 bushels of peas to Montreal this week.

Richardson & Son are loading the schr. Dudley with barley for Oswego.

There are 150,000 bushels of grain afloat and consigned to the M.T. Co.

The schr. Marianette, Port Hope, 15,000 bushels of barley, and steam-barge D.R. Van Allen, Amhertsburg, 15,000 bushels of wheat are at Portsmouth.

The steamer Sir S.L. Tilley and four consorts, the G.M. Neelon, T.R. Merritt, Augusta and James R. Benson, commenced loading iron ore at Weller's Bay on Friday afternoon and finished on Thursday evening. They took nearly 3,000 tons.

The schr. Oliver Mitchell, from Ogdensburg with ore, was en route west when she was struck by a gale near the main ducks and driven back. She ran into port here during the night with her mainsail and forestay sail considerably damaged.


The joiner work aft, on the prop. Myles, sunk at Davidson & Doran's wharf, has been nearly swept away by the violence of the waves. The divers are hard at work covering the holes in the vessel's side. The Myles struck the shoal about four feet from the keel on the starboard side, commencing abaft the stem. For twenty-five feet backwards the stout planking has been broken and jammed. The divers have put six pieces of chimney iron over the broken section and will cover the iron with canvass and batting. This morning the divers found considerable difficulty in getting down. They had cut away a section of the wreck lying in the bottom of the slip, so as to reach the broken side, but found that the water had washed the cleared space full of wheat which had to be dragged away before work could be resumed. Capt. Donnelly says that before any attempt will be made to raise the craft the hatches and deck will be covered, the engine room planked in, grain packed around the engine and all covered with double canvass battened to the engine-room floor. In this way the decks will be made watertight. Then the pumps will be put on board and as much grain as possible taken out. Yesterday three scows were loaded with the damaged grain.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 9, 1886