The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 12, 1887

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p.5 Wreck of the Albion - Mr. McGillivray, first engineer of the steam barge Albion, which was wrecked, furnishes the following account of it: "The Albion, laden with lumber, left French River on Saturday evening Oct. 1st, passed the isle of Cove on Sunday morning, and on Monday morning was a total wreck on a reef opposite Grindstone City. Two members of the American life-saving crew sent immediate assistance. One of them came from Point aux Barques and the other from Grindstone City. They saved the members of the crew. The steamer was not insured and was commanded by Capt. Thomas Brown, who has had twenty years experience as a mariner and has always been fortunate. If he had had sufficient fuel on board for three days' use he would not have lost the steamer. When she struck the reef she was running for shelter. The night was dark and misty and a very heavy sea was rolling. The Albion was owned by Muir Bros. of Port Dalhousie."

p.8 Village of Portsmouth - A demand for shipwrights is expected at the Portsmouth marine railway and the K. & M. forwarding company's yards. It is said the government intend building the long pier from the water line up.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 12, 1887