The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 22, 1888

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The steamer Walker cleared for Montreal with three barges, laden with grain.

The steamer Khartoum rescued 800 bushels of wet grain from the wrecked schooner Preston.

The schr. Cora Post arrived last evening with 500 bushels of damaged grain, taken from the schr. W.J. Preston.

The schr. Keewatin will clear for Port Colborne where she will go into winter quarters.

The schr. Philo Bennett has gone to the wreck of the schooner W.I. Preston. The Bennett will be loaded with damaged grain.

The Oswego Palladium says the schr. Queen of the Lakes is "as dandy as her captain." She carries 20,000 bushels of grain.

The schr. Preston was built in 1861 in Oswego by George Goble, her present owner. She registers 265 tons and was rebuilt in 1882 and 1885 and rates A 2 1/2. She was valued at $6,000. There was no insurance on the hull. The Preston has been a very lucky craft. She was sailed for many years by the late Capt. John VanAlstyne.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 22, 1888