The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 29, 1886

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The str. Maud is bringing many barrels of coal oil to the city.

Capt. W.R. Taylor was part owner and commander of the wrecked schr. Queen of the Lakes.

The prop. Michigan started for Hamilton yesterday, but owing to stress of weather had to run back to port.

The schr. Erie Belle, with lumber from Toronto, and prop. Niagara from Ogdensburg (sic), with grain, passed down yesterday.

The schr. Comanche, dismasted, was towed into Oswego on Saturday. Last Tuesday night a cyclone struck her and in an instant everything was on the decks.

The schr. Western, from Port Hope, with lumber for Oswego, is anchored in the stream. During her trip down part of her deck load was washed away.

Capt. Thomas and John Donnelly left on Saturday afternoon for Georgian Bay to raise the schr. Jane C. Woodruff. They took a steam pump along with them.

The schr. Annie Falconer, Capt. Cornwall, left Brighton last night in the face of the gale and reached Port Hope this morning. She is loading barley for Oswego at 3 cents per bushel.

The schr. R. Morwood, from Chicago to Prescott, with corn, and schr. W.I. Preston, Detroit to Ogdensburg with corn, are in port. The captains are arranging to be towed down the river.

Several sailors from the wrecked schr. Queen of the Lakes, ashore near Stony Point, Presque Isle, have reached the city. They speak in great praise of the cook, a Chatham girl, who not only saved herself with great trouble, but also rescued her cabin companion the cat. "A woman," said a sailor, "could not have thought more of a child than that cook did of the cat. While in the yawl, with every wave dashing over her, and at imminent danger of being thrown from the little craft, she hung to the feline with one arm and with the other clung to a thale on the boat." The Queen of the Lakes has 400 tons of coal on board, but this will be saved during the winter.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 29, 1886