The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 20, 1888

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The steamer Maud has been hauled out at Portsmouth. The steamer Islander is supplying her place.

The body of George Ostrander, a Picton sailor, drowned at Oswego, has not been found. His wife is prostrated with grief.

The work of repairing the break on the Cornwall canal has been retarded by the breaking of the dam. Considerable delay will be caused, and it is not likely that the canal will be open for navigation before 1st November.

The schooner Flora Carveth reached Oswego Tuesday in a badly damaged condition. She was struck by a squall between Big Sodus and Pultneyville, and her foremast, fore top mast and main top mast were carried away.

The prop. Enterprise had 13,600 bushels of damaged corn on her arrival here. Mr. McLeod, of Buffalo, representative of the insurance pool, asked for tenders for the sale of the grain. They were put in at figures ranging from 25 cents to 31 1/2 cents per bushel. It was announced that the last figure was acceptable, but other parties telegraphed to the head officer of the insurance pool offering 33 cents per bushel, and took the cargo. Richardson and Hanley got it.

Great Gale On The Lake - Chicago, Oct. 20th - Despatches from various points along the shores of Lake Michigan indicate that the storm of Thursday was severe on the vessels that happened to be out. The steambarge M.M. Drake, corn laden, from Chicago to Buffalo, is on a reef near Cheboygan. A large coal laden schooner is ashore near Bailey's Harbor, Wis. Many other vessels were damaged by the gale. No loss of life yet reported.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 20, 1888