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

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Enquiries are being made for the schooner Bullock. Her whereabouts is unknown.

The prop. Delaware, loaded with grain and flour, is reported lost off Sheboygan. Loss $100,000.

The fine large barge Polynesia foundered in Lake Michigan. Capt. John Kerr, of Oswego, escaped.

The schr. Marie Annette with coal from Oswego to Port Hope is aground in the harbor there, with a hole in her bottom.

On Saturday, the schr. Mary Ann Lydon, while making Newcastle harbour, struck the pier and knocked some holes in her hull.

The schr. Eliza White, laden with coal for Toronto, arrived in port yesterday minus her jibboom, which she lost off Charlotte. She came from Oswego.

The schr. Watertown, Capt. E. Beaupre, has been chartered to load coal at Buffalo for Sandusky and will return to Buffalo with a cargo of grain. Freight 3 cents.

The vessels lost by the recent gales are summarized: schr. George Sherman and Alva Bradley, on Shot Point, Lake Michigan; schr. Zack Chandler, at Cleveland; schr. James F. Joy, off Ashtabula. The crews on all these boats were saved, but the vessels are lost.

The str. Campana arrived at Collingwood this morning, having on board all the crew of the str. City of Owen Sound, wrecked half a mile east of Clapperton Island lighthouse during the gale of yesterday. The crew had a very narrow escape from being lost. The Owen Sound was valued at $27,000; classed A 1/2.

The batteau Sidney, which left Kingston on Sunday morning for Trenton, is now aground at Lawrence's Point in the neighborhood of Rednersville. After the craft had lost a jib the captain anchored off Nigger Island. When the wind shifted and increased in violence he put out a second anchor, but the gale was so great that both anchors dragged and finally the chain cable of one and the rope line of the other parted. The craft was then at the mercy of the elements and drifted ashore.

The crew of the schr. Oriental, owned by Capt. Fraser lost off Port Dalhousie consisted of Captain George Stewart, Port Dalhousie; Edward Stark South Bay, mate; and Charles Baker, Herbert Storey, and Minnie Herbert, of Kingston. Miss Herbert's parents reside on Montreal street. It is supposed that the straining of the Oriental in the heavy sea opened her seams, causing her to fill and sink. Captain Fraser accompanied by his purser drove from Niagara to Port Dalhousie searching for any signs of the Oriental's yawl or crew, but found none.

Death of James McCammon - was a carpenter on steamers Princess Royal and Queen, which plied between Kingston and Toronto. He sailed about five years, then purchased a farm near Cataraqui.

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