The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 4, 1887

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Milwaukee, Nov. 4rh - Five fishing tugs went out from Two Rivers, Wis., and brought back the bodies of seventeen men and two women who had been aboard the foundered propeller Vernon, making 22 bodies that have been recovered. Only seven of the bodies were identified. The tugs report having seen a two-masted vessel picking up bodies, and it is expected further reports will be received when this and other vessels reach their destination. Capt. Thorpe's watch stopped at 5:55, and it was undoubtedly at this hour on Saturday morning that the propeller went to the bottom.



The schr. Grantham cleared from Oswego for Toronto with coal.

The schr. Philo Bennett is in port with 176 gross tons of coal from Oswego.

The schr. W.R. Taylor will likely load iron ore for Cleveland and return with timber from Toledo.

Capt. Patterson, who was running the str. Antelope on the Red River, Manitoba, has returned to the city, the season having closed. He had a very good business.

Court of Revision - R. Davis, assessed for a dry dock in Ottawa, claimed that it had not realized him a dollar since it was removed; assessment struck off.

A. Gunn & Co. - statutory allowance granted to steamboat Marquis of Lorne.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 4, 1887