The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 17, 1888

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The schr. Glenora, which arrived here last week from Fort William had 1,000 bush. of her wheat cargo damaged.

Arrivals: schr. B.W. Folger, C. Gearing, Philo Bennett, Oswego, coal; prop. St. Magnus, Toledo, 35,211 bush. corn.

An Owen Sound despatch says the schr. Pensaukee, of Chicago, brought there 39,000 bushels of corn for the C.P.R. elevator, the largest load received in a sailing vessel this season.

Owing to the bad weather the steamer Norseman, from Charlotte, was three hours late yesterday morning. The passengers stated that they had a rather uncomfortable experience.

During August 149 disasters occurred on the lakes, with a total loss on hulls and cargoes of $147,700 against $151,600 and 114 casualties in July. Fifty-six stranded at a loss of $42,800; 12 disabled, loss $13,000; 13 sprung a leak, loss $15,000; 10 ashore, loss $14,800; 22 collisions, loss $17,300; 36 heavy weather, loss $48,100; one fire, loss $260.

Yesterday morning, while near South Bay point, the prop. Ocean, bound for Montreal, met with an accident. Her crank broke and she had to float about seven hours at the mercy of the sea, which was rolling hard at the time. At the Main Ducks the prop. Acadia, bound up, met the Ocean, and turning about towed her to the city. Her cargo, general merchandise, was seriously damaged by water.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 17, 1888