The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 22, 1888

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The schr. Grantham is discharging iron ore at Cleveland.

The sloop Carleton is loading lath, shingles and brick for Cape Vincent.

The schr. C.W. Post cleared from Portsmouth yesterday for South Bay.

The steamer St. Lawrence has engagements on the river until late in September.

The tug Traveller and four barges left Portsmouth yesterday for Fairhaven to load coal for Montreal.

The schr. Cornelia, of Clayton, has been on the Portsmouth marine railway, and leaves today for Oswego.

The steamship Rosedale arrived yesterday from the west with a cargo of grain. After being discharged she cleared for Chicago.

The schr. Cornelia, which ran ashore near Cape Vincent, after being released was taken to Portsmouth and repaired. She cleared today for Oswego, there to load coal for Clayton.

Two weeks ago the tug Resolute, with 25,000 logs in tow, sprung a leak on Georgian Bay during a heavy gale and sunk near Hope Island. As soon as it was found that the tug could not make headway her raft was cut adrift. The steamer made water rapidly. The fires were put out and the crew, eight men, were forced to take the highest deck. Finally the steamer careened to one side and went under. The men then had to occupy a spot on the tug, three feet by six feet, which was still above water. The storm was very violent and the waves washed over the unfortunate men. They could not move; if they did they would be drowned. They sat on the boat all night, shivering with the cold, and early in the morning were rescued by a lighthouse keeper. During the night the Georgian Bay company lost 45,000 logs. These were floating about, and it would take as much money as they are worth to collect them. Captain Donnelly superintended the raising of the Resolute. She is now at Owen Sound where she will be newly ceiled and generally repaired.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 22, 1888