The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 21, 1888

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The M.T. Co. will build two barges this winter.

The schr. Woodduck, Capt. Cornelius, arrived today with timber from Deseronto.

The steam barge Water Lily, from South Bay, discharged apples at Moore's wharf, today.

The schr. Keewatin, from Chicago, is discharging 18,000 bushels of corn at Richardson & Son's elevator.

The tug Heron is ashore at Bustard Island, Lake Huron. So a telegram to the Folgers announces. The schr. Breck, ashore on the same lake, can be easily taken off.

The United States government will build a breakwater at Cape Vincent, to cost $150,000. It will be erected midway between Cleveland's seed house and the railway dock.

The prop. Scotia reached here last night with the strained barge Southampton in tow. The boats will lay up here. Capt. Fraser will rebuild the Southampton this winter. She was considerably injured by her recent conflict with Lake Erie storms.

The schr. William I. Preston has been abandoned. The expedition that went to her yesterday returned this morning. The vessel was found lying in ten feet of water, about three-quarters of a mile from the south-west side of Wolfe Island. She was full of water, her bottom being stove in. The pumps were of no use. The vessel was stripped and the rigging, etc., will be transferred to Cape Vincent for shipment to Oswego where the boat was owned. The underwriters saved 1,000 bushels of dry grain which was put on board the str. Chieftain. Another 1,000 bushels of wet grain was loaded upon a scow. More of the damaged grain will be saved. The vessel was uninsured. Next spring another attempt may be made to save her, providing the storms of this fall and winter do not use her up. She is twenty-seven years old. The crew on board have had a severe time. They remained on her for many hours, the water sweeping over them constantly. Half-frozen they reached land and were thence sent to Kingston.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 21, 1888