The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 2, 1887

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p.3 Picton Jottings - On Saturday afternoon the schr. Hannah Butler struck on Salmon Point reef and is likely to become a total wreck. All hands were saved. Capt. O'Hagan is one of the most fearless mariners on the lakes, and believes in shoving a vessel through for all she is worth, and although he has had several of them on the beach has always been remarkably lucky in effecting his escape.



The schr. Watertown has gone into winter quarters near Anglin's mill.

The tug John A. Walker reached here from Montreal today with five barges.

The steamers Newburgh and Blanchard have gone into winter quarters at Ogdensburg.

The schr. O. Mowat, Capt. Saunders, arrived today from Oswego with coal for Trenton. Her hull received considerable damage.

Muir Bros., Port Dalhousie, have released the barge Ark at Port Colborne. She is not badly damaged and will be overhauled this winter.

Yesterday Mr. McRossie shipped to Clayton per steamer Pierrepont and sloop Moravia, 200,000 shingles and 50,000 feet of lumber. The shingles came from Ompah and the lumber from Ottawa.

When the steamer John A. Macdonald was released from a shoal near Duffey's Light, and docked at Garden Island, it was discovered that three of her frames were broken.

During the season there has arrived here for transhipment to Montreal from ports in the United States 5,806,290 bushels of grain. This is over half a million bushels less than the amount handled last year, and it was considered the best season in many years. The first cargo arrived on May 6th and the last on Nov. 22nd. Probably half a million bushels of Canadian grain was handled here outside that in transit from a foreign country.

The schr. Julia, loaded with barley, went ashore four miles from Oswego in a gale of wind and snow Wednesday night. The vessel was three-quarters of a mile from shore, but a torch was seen by a farmer, who ran to Oswego and notified the life saving crew. The life boat was taken in tow of a tug and after a tempestuous passage got abreast of the vessel and the life crew then succeeded in taking off the crew of five men and a woman cook. The sailors were landed on the beach and then taken to the city. The vessel will probably prove a total loss. No insurance.

-details of Julia wreck.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 2, 1887