The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 12, 1888

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The steamer Peerless and two barges arrived today from Trenton, laden with lumber.

The schr. P. Bennett cleared for Oswego with lumber, and the schr. H. Dudley arrived with coal.

The steamer Armenia from Deseronto is unloading sashes and door frames at the Grove Inn dock.

The steamer Hiram A. Calvin left today for Prescott with one of the K. & M. forwarding company's elevators, and a number of shovellers. The purpose is to unload the grain barges at Prescott and send the grain by rail to Montreal.

The Cornwall canal embankment sank three feet yesterday. A vessel owner has received a message that there is no hope of navigation being resumed this season. The Calvin Company are making preparations to lay the tug John A. Macdonald up at Cornwall.

The steamer Van Allen left Oswego on Saturday night for Kingston. For two hours she moved along in calm weather, but at nine o'clock a fierce gale arose and in the midst of it the rudder chains broke leaving the craft to the mercy of the storm. The crew were all on deck, expecting every moment to see the boat roll over or sink but through good management the vesse was saved. The rudder chains were repaired finally and shortly after midnight Kingston was reached. The sailors said that the night was as wild as any one they ever experienced.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 12, 1888