The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 11, 1888

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Arrivals: prop. A. Munro, Toledo; Arcadia, Montreal to Chicago; B.W. Folger, Charlotte, coal.

The schr. Erie Stewart is loading iron ore for Cleveland. When she is filled the schr. Huron will be loaded with ore for the same place.

Rochester Herald: "A new propeller with three barges has engaged in the coal business this season and will probably carry as much coal as the Proctor. The name of the new trader is the James A. Walker now on her maiden trip. She is owned by the Montreal transportation company, and will deliver her coal at Port Arthur. The new propeller, though owned in Canada, was built upon plans procured in the United States, her designer being Harry W. Granger, of Detroit. She is fitted with all the latest improvements and has a powerful combination engine."

During the fog, which prevailed yesterday, the prop. Alma Munro, from Toledo, collided with the schr. Annandale, bound up with a full cargo. The accident occurred near Cobourg. The captain of the steamer did not see the schooner until very close to her. He tried hard to escape a collision, and steered his boat out of her course. He had not time, however, to clear the schooner. One of the flukes of the anchor, hanging to the schooner, caught on the rail of the propeller. The strain on the chain was too great for it, and it parted, leaving the anchor hanging to the steamer. When the boats had separated it was found that their injuries were light. It is thought that the schooner was the worst damaged. The propeller dropped the Annandale's anchor at Swift's wharf this morning.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 11, 1888