The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 9, 1887

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Milwaukee, Sept. 9th - A special from Marquette, Mich., says that the schr. Niagara foundered near Whitefish Point Lake Superior in yesterday's gale. She was commanded by Capt. Clements and was bound from Ashland to Ashtabula. Her crew of ten men was lost and the captain's family is also reported to have been aboard. The Niagara was owned by Mr. Corrigan, of Cleveland.

Milwaukee, Sept. 9th - Capt. Waite, of the str. Ida, reports passing the wreck of the Niagara yesterday. She lies in 10 fathoms of water ten miles this side of Whitefish Point and five miles from shore. Her mizzen-mast just reaches above the water. Capt. Waite saw no traces of any of her ill-fated crew, and states no small boat could have lived in the terrible sea which was running there on Wednesday. Capt. Waite thinks in addition to the crew of the Niagara, there were a number of ladies aboard, as he met her as he was coming up and noticed them. All must have perished, between thirteen and fifteen souls. The Niagara was in the tow of the Australasia. The gale was one of the worst ones on the lake for years, the wind reaching a velocity of 60 miles an hour.



The str. Khartoum is being overhauled at Portsmouth.

The schr. Edward Blake is still at St. Catharines undergoing repairs. Capt. Irwin is enjoying himself near his home.

The schr. W.R. Taylor made the run on Wednesday from Port Dalhousie to Garden Island in twenty-two hours.

The propeller Cuba, and schrs. Manzanilla and O. Mowat, are on their way to the city from Chicago with wheat.

During the winter all the steamers belonging to the Richelieu company will have the woodwork adjacent to the smokestack replaced by thin metal sheeting. This will render impossible accidents such as that which occurred to the Spartan recently.

Arrivals - schr. B.W. Folger, Cape Vincent, light; prop. Lake Ontario, Chicago, 6,822 bush. wheat.

Clearances - schr. Suffel, Oswego, light; schr. Nellie Hunter, Oswego, light; schr. Singapore, Oswego, 167,383 feet lumber; steambarge R. Anglin, Cape Vincent, 2,000 ties.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 9, 1887