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

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p.1 Cornwall Canal Break



The prop. Enterprise and schrs. Muir and Albatross, from Chicago, corn laden, are at Portsmouth.

The schrs. Herbert Dudley, Charlotte, 442 tons coal; Eliza White, Charlotte, 216 tons coal, are in port.

The tug Walker, with the barges Jennie and Regina, corn laden from Duluth, have arrived here. The tug Walker is having repairs made to her. She was damaged in the recent Lake Superior gale.

Struck By a Raft - On Monday night a raft of timber belonging to the Calvin company ran plump upon a dredge owned by McMahon & Co., St. Catharines, used in connection with their contract at Manchester to build the C.P.R. line into Valleyfield, including the bridge across the St. Lawrence to Coteau to Clarke's Island. The dredge was worth $50,000. Although everything was done to save her, in less than half an hour she was at the bottom of the river in a current of seven miles an hour. Should it be possible to raise her it will cost about $2,000, but there is an enormous weight of machinery on board.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 17, 1888