The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 2, 1887

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p.1 All Hands Go Down - Port Huron, Mich., May 2nd - Capt. Fitch, of the schr. Thomas L. Parker, admits that the schooner Louis O'Neill went to the bottom of Lake Erie after colliding with his vessel, and says he believes every member of her crew perished. He did not make this statement at Amherstburg because he hoped some of the crew might have possibly escaped in the small boat, and he hesitated about reporting the loss of the vessel for fear of causing unnecessary anguish to those who had relatives aboard. He has now abandoned all hopes.



The steamer Hero came down from Belleville this morning.

The schr. W.R. Taylor, Capt. Dix, cleared light for Toledo today.

The steamer Jessie Bain is running between Cape Vincent and Clayton.

The schr. Hanlan cleared, light, yesterday from Portsmouth for Salt Bay.

The tug John A. Macdonald left Garden Island today with the first raft of the season for Quebec.

The schr. Craftsman owned by Lewis Bros. was sold today for $4,000 to Kincardine parties.

The steamer Annie Laura has been fitted out to go to Charlotte, where she has a charter for the season.

Clearances: sloop Lorraine, Cape Vincent, 65,000 ft. of lumber; schr. I.H. Breck, Toledo, light.

The prop. Scotia and barges will clear for Georgian Bay tomorrow. They will load lumber for Collinsby.

It is expected that tomorrow the prop. Celtic and schr. Grantham will clear for Duluth with iron ore.

The str. Armenia passed up yesterday afternoon en route to Deseronto. She came from Gananoque.

The tug Sarah Daly, of Cornwall, will be brought here shortly to have a boiler put in her at the Kingston foundry.

Capt. Bates has purchased the schr. Philo Bennett and will leave with her in a few days for Oswego with a load of timber, and will return with coal.

The Chicago and Ogdensburg line will be composed of the following line of steamers: Nebraska, Haskell, Frost, Averill, Waverly, Newburg, Blanchard, St. Paul and John Pridgeon. They will carry grain at nine cents per bushel.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 2, 1887