The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 17, 1888

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While the str. Rothesay was being towed into Gananoque creek recently she ran on a shoal and was badly damaged. Her bottom was considerably injured. There is one hole in her seven feet long and four feet wide.

The following vessels will winter at Deseronto: steamer Resolute, Reliance, Quinte, Armenia, Geneva, Ella Ross, Deseronto; steambarge Nile; tugs Rescue, Emma Munson and Nora; barges Isis, Redford (sic - Bedford ?) and Puritan; schrs. Picton, L.D. Bullock, and W.Y. Emory; and the dredge Munson. The two latter will undergo extensive repairs this winter.

The steambarge Resolute arrived at Deseronto Saturday night, from Charlotte, light. It was thought she would not get there to lay up as the ice in the bay is about four inches thick, but the tug Rescue started to meet her about two o'clock in the afternoon, and reached Stone Mills about seven in the evening, breaking ice all the way from five to seven inches thick. She left there about eight o'clock, the Resolute following in her track, and arriving at 10 o'clock.

While the tug Rescue was on her way down the Reach Saturday, to break the way for the steambarge Resolute expected from Charlotte, Capt. Thos. Hall met with an accident. While backing up to get a start the rudder came in contact with a piece of ice which caused the wheel in the pilot house to turn around very rapidly, and one of the spokes of it struck him on the neck and knocked him out of the pilot house and on to the deck. For a while he was unconscious. It was thought that his neck was broken, but he soon rallied, and will be around in a few days.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 17, 1888