The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 23, 1886

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The steamer Rothesay has gone to Ogdensburg to have two new steel keelsons put in her and the hull rebuilt. If weather permits she will be taken back to Gananoque, where a complete new cabin will be placed upon her.

The steamer Dominion, which took barley from Bath to Oswego and coal to Toronto, had a lively experience on Friday last. When about twenty miles from Toronto the gale struck her, caused her to roll heavily and shifted her boiler about eight inches. The steam immediately fell from 65 to 35 pounds, and the engines labored slowly. The seas began to break over her decks and she began to leak faster than her bilge pumps could force the water out. Finally, after many hours of unceasing labor in keeping the vessel free, Toronto was reached.

Last night while the prop. Lincoln was about landing the pilot, who had brought the craft to port, the wheel struck an obstruction and knocked a bucket off, and the consort, the schr. Lisgar, ran upon the sunken prop. Myles near the Kingston foundry, and knocked the smoke stack overboard. Workmen were engaged for eight hours in getting the schooner off again. The prop. Myles suffered severely by the gale of Friday last. Considerable cost was entailed in repairing the damages done, so that the work of raising could be proceeded with. Another pump will be placed on board to assist in raising the vessel.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 23, 1886