British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 8, 1888
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p.1 Both Were Drowned - Cleveland, Sept. 7th - Capt. Edward Henderson and wife lost their lives on Lake Erie. Captain Henderson was the commander of the schooner Colonel Cook. When off Lorraine Henderson discovered that his boat was sinking. He gave the alarm and lowered the boat for the purpose of boarding the companion vessel. Just as the captain and wife stepped into the yawl the tow line, connecting the Cook with the tug, was cut and the schooner broached off into the wind. The small boat was upset and both occupants drowned. The Colonel Cook is one of the unluckiest boats on the great lakes. More than twenty years ago, under the name of Augusta, she ran down the Lady Elgin on Lake Michigan, causing the loss of 400 lives. Since then she has had numerous mishaps. She is regarded with superstition by sailors.
The schrs. Julia and White Oak arrived today from Oswego with coal.
The tug McArthur arrived from Quebec yesterday, and started for Oswego. The weather became so boisterous that she was turned about and brought back to port, arriving about 9 o'clock.
The str. Passport which should have arrived here early this morning was detained at Port Hope because of the heavy weather which prevailed during the night. She was expected to arrive this afternoon.
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- Rick Neilson
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes