The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 25, 1887

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The tug Easton's consorts, four barges, are loading granite and stone for Ottawa.

The steambarge Enterprise and tow was expected to arrive in the city today with a cargo of grain.

The schooner caught on a shoal opposite Thousand Island Park, is eighteen inches out of the water forward.

The schooner Clara, Manistee, was driven ashore at Weller, Ind. Her wreckage is strewn along the beach for miles. Captain Olsen, owner, and one of the sailors lost their lives.

Clearances: schr. Garibaldi, Oswego, 134,448 feet lumber; prop. Niagara, Oswego, light; schr. Snow Bird, Oswego, 100,622 feet lumber; schr. B.W. Folger, Oswego, 131,906 feet lumber.

The Aurora, the largest wooden vessel on the lakes, was launched at Cleveland on Wednesday. Her beam is 41 feet 23 inches net, her length 310 feet and her depth 26 1/2 feet. She is supplied with a two thousand power double cylinder engine and a steering wheel weighing four tons. She was built for the ore trade.

Yesterday afternoon a three-masted vessel, laden with lumber, ran on a shoal opposite the Thousand Island Park. At the time the boat came down the river there was a large crowd of people on Wells' Island dock. They saw the vessel was sailing too close to the wharf and several men shouted to the captain to keep her out. He did not hear them, and a few minutes later his vessel, which was sailing before a stiff breeze, struck suddenly. The schr. Mary Everett, bound for Ogdensburg from Toronto, was the vessel. She had 238,000 feet of lumber. The extent of the damage is not yet known.

p.8 Man Struck By Piece of Coal - from bucket while it was being hoisted from schr. Singapore.

Incidents Of The Day - last night str. Nile collided with boat opposite Glenora and sunk.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 25, 1887