The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 4, 1889

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p.1 Greyhound Of The Lakes - str. Owego made fast trip from Buffalo to Chicago - 58 hours



Thirty six years ago the schr (sic) Ocean Wave was burned off Point Petre, Lake Ontario, and twenty-five out of the sixty-five passengers were saved. The boat started landward when the fire broke out, but the helm refused to work and the craft started up the lake. The howling of dogs awoke the people on shore, and an old fish boat was soon manned.

Philip Dulmage, Roblin Dulmage his brother, Thomas Wall and the late James Gallagher the first time they came out rescued Captain Wright. He was clinging to some barrels of flour. They also rescued Thomas Perry, a passenger, and a little boy, Tommy Bear. The boy was dead. Then the schr. Emblem, now the Olivia, of Picton, arrived, and Captain John Belvea (sic) rescued 22 persons. The second trip out the Dulmages and Wall rescued the first mate, Mr. Forsyth, and these, wth those rescued by the schooner, were all that were saved. Strange to say the season was warm, yet only four or five bodies were ever recovered.


The schr. R. Dowd has cleared for Oswego.

The schr. G.W. Davidson is loading iron ore for Cleveland.

The steamer Norseman is at Port Dalhousie dry-dock for her annual overhauling.

The board of underwriters, Chicago, have made the schedule on grain to Kingston at 45 cents.

The Rochester yacht club will take a two weeks' cruise to the Thousand Islands this summer.

Arrivals: schr. Idlewild, Adolphustown, sand; schr. C. Gearing, Oswego, coal; tug Eleanor with barge City of Kingston, Cape Vincent, light; tug Thistle with barge Minnie, Cape Vincent, light.

The steamer Junita, owned by James Rattray, Grindstone Island, and used as a ferry between Gananoque and Clayton, was launched last week after being thoroughly rebuilt. She has had false sides put on and is now 12 feet beam.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 4, 1889