The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 23, 1888

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p.1 The Break In The Canal - [Montreal Witness]

p.4 Kingston Dry Dock



The wages of sailors of Toronto, which rules those of Kingston, have been raised, by resolution of the Seamen's assembly, to these figures: per day, $2; through the canal, $2.50.

The schr. Keewatin, consort of the steambarge City of Montreal, which, according to a despatch, went adrift on Thursday last, has been found ashore on Grand Island, Lake Superior. Capt. Thomas Donnelly was telegraphed to yesterday to go to her rescue, but late at night he received notification that the boat was unfit to be rescued.

Wrecked In A Gale.

Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Oct. 23rd - The steambarge City of Montreal was wrecked on Michipicoten Island on Thursday. A terrible eastern gale raged all the afternoon. At 3 p.m. her engines broke down. She let go her anchors at 5 p.m. She held to her anchors till noon on Friday, when she broke her chains and went ashore, completely going to pieces. She was loaded with stone from Vert Island. The crew, numbering fourteen, including two women, left the vessel in two yawl boats on Thursday night, there being six to eight inches of snow at the time and a terrible sea. The weather was bitterly cold. They only managed to catch a few fish, which they existed on for three days, the women suffering terribly. They were finally picked up by the W.B. Hall on Sunday morning, and arrived here on Sunday night. The vessel was owned by A. Campbell, of Colborne, Ont., and well insured. Her crew will leave for home by the C.P.R. boat today. Her consort, the Keewatin, broke loose on Thursday noon, and it is thought she weathered the storm. A tug left here this morning to endeavour to find her.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 23, 1888