The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 9, 1887

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The steamer Deseronto arrived light from Deseronto.

The steamer Nile and barge Iris are loading 8,200 bushels of wheat for Deseronto.

The schr. Oliver Mowat cleared today for Oswego with 21,000 bushels of wheat.

About $500 will be expended this winter in repairing the schr. Grantham by her owners.

Capt. S. Fraser, of the steambarge Scotia, is home and quite willing that an investigation should be held as to the loss of the barge Oriental. The craft was in first class condition when the disaster befell her.

A comprehensive summary of the wrecks on the lakes during 1887 has been issued. Seventy-seven vessels are shown to be lost, with a carrying capacity of 34,400 gross tons and an estimated valuation of $777,700. The loss of life is put at 116, the Vernon being charged with 40. The largest losses on the list are the Osceola, $75,000; Polynesia, California, each $45,000; Vernon, Arizona, each $40,000; Niagara $35,000; City of Owen Sound, $29,000; L. O'Neil, L. Hanna, Champlain, each $25,000; Plymouth, S.H. Johnson, each $22,000; Clinton, $20,000. The new tonnage includes 60 vessels, all but five steam, their aggregate capacity being 108,525 gross tons and valuation $8,325,000.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 9, 1887