The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 1, 1888

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The str. Monteagle, now in port, was towed into a slip at Duluth, loaded with 50,000 bushels of grain, and towed back into the stream in 49 minutes.

The captain of the str. Monteagle states that he passed through eighty miles of ice on Lake Superior while coming to Kingston. The Monteagle will clear for Charlotte to load coal for Chicago.

Last night the schr. Maggie McRae, from Port Arthur, laden with 22,000 bushels of wheat for the M.T. company, and in tow of the prop. Bruno, sunk ten miles from Thunder Cape, Lake Superior. Her loss is attributed to a collision with ice which is very plentiful in the lake. The crew were saved. The boat is sixteen years old, and worth about $8,000. The cargo was insured.

In 1857 or 1858 the schr. Tornado was wrecked at the head of Wolfe Island and all hands lost. The event, so it was said, was one of startling significance and attended by much mourning. But sometime after considerable excitement was created by the announcement in the papers that all the persons on board the Tornado had not been drowned, that among the number was a stowaway, who, after the storm, climbed out of his resting place, plunged into the lake, swam to Wolfe Island, and was saved. Many people did not believe the story. Where's the boy? He was in Kingston today - Capt. Mat Cumming's of the prop. Monteagle. He hails from Oswego.

Arrivals: prop. Cuba, Chicago, 9,469 bushels corn; schr. B.W. Folger, Oswego, 202 tons coal; steambarge Monteagle, Duluth, 50,000 bushels wheat; schr. Kate Kelly, Sandusky, 597 tons coal.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 1, 1888