The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 12, 1888

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The White Oak is unloading coal at Rockwood asylum.

The schr. Gearing arrived yesterday with coal from Oswego for the penitentiary.

The tug Walker and three barges have cleared for Ashtabula to load coal for Fort William.

The prop. Glengarry with consorts has cleared for Charlotte to load coal for Port Arthur.

The yachts Verve and Yolande, Toronto, and Iolanthe, Belleville, will attend the regatta tomorrow.

The schr. Andrews, of Buffalo, is unloading wheat at the Kingston & Montreal forwarding company's wharf.

The prop. Myles is in port with 40,000 bush. wheat from Port Arthur. She is now on the bottom about 100 feet from the dock. The wind has lowered the water by a foot. As soon as it changes she will be able to reach the wharf.

Last night the schooner J.H. Breck (Capt. Booth) bound down from Toledo to Garden Island with timber, was struck by a heavy squall when about to enter Port Colborne harbour, carrying away all her spars, jibboom and bowsprit, except mizzenmast, leaving stumps of fore and mainmast standing. Fortunately no one was hurt by the falling spars and rigging and the tug succeeded in getting her into the harbour. For some time there was great danger of her drifting on the shore. She will be brought to Kingston for repairs.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 12, 1888