The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 7, 1887

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Rochester, N.Y., Dec. 7th - The body of an unknown woman was found on the lake shore near Hamlin, Monroe county. The woman had dark brown hair, was about five feet in height, and was rather stout and had a beautiful set of natural teeth. She was dressed in a blue and white plaid gingham waist and a striped brown stockings. On the third finger of the left hand was a chased gold ring. It is believed she was one of those lost in the wreck of the Oriental, whose crew hailed from Kingston.



Richardson & Son will load the schr. O. Mowat with barley for Oswego.

The schrs. Singapore and Bennett, light, have arrived from Oswego.

The schr. Delaware, ashore near Long Point, has been released by the tug McArthur.

The schr. Flora Carveth reached Oswego from Oshawa with barley, covered in ice. The canvas was frozen stiff, and the jib halyards had to be cut away to lower the jibs.

During the last season 70 boats, valued at $770,000, have been lost on the lakes, and 116 persons have perished. There are now under contract at various shipyards in the United States sixty new vessels, all but five of which will be propelled by steam.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 7, 1887