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

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The schr. J.H. Breck and D.D. Calvin are loading iron for Windsor and Wallaceburg.

Old times were recalled today by seeing a raft skipping about the harbor propelled by a sail. The hut on the raft was an odd looking structure.

Arrivals: prop. St. Magnus, Toledo, 35,000 bush. corn; prop. Rosedale, Chicago, 30,031 bush. corn; tug Charles Ferris, Oswego, light; schr. Mary Lyon, Chicago, 23,600 bushels corn.

The Rogers' Rough Time.

The schr. A.J. Rogers, of Sandusky, left Oswego on Monday with hard coal for Detroit. She was struck by the great gale before reaching the canal, and compelled to run back to Sackett's Harbor where she arrived on Tuesday evening. Her main boom was broken, life-boat, deckhouses and hawsers swept away, the crew exhausted from standing twelve hours at the pumps, and there was five feet of water in the hold. The Rogers was boarded by two big seas. After the first one swept her decks the captain ordered the boat got in readiness. The oars were lashed and it was lowered, but immediately capsized. lt's influence on the ship's course overcame the rudder and a tackle from the mainmast was made fast with the intention of hauling it up and lashing it to the top of the cabin. All hands were aft and had taken hold of the fall when another wave boarded them and the boat shot away dragging the rope through the blocks despite the efforts of the men to take it to the capstan. The schooner lay at times head on and then in the trough of the seas, shipping water first on one side and then on the other. The sails filled and shook and with a broken boom and a tremendous sea it was with difficulty that the schooner was wared off and controlled until shelter was reached. Not a man of the crew expected to again set a foot on shore. The Rogers will lay at the Harbour a week for repairs.

A Mariner's Yarn - man claiming to be 2nd mate of schr. Isaac Houston, 6 miles off Milwaukee broke in two.

The yawl picked up and towed into Sackett's Harbor belonged to the barge Bavaria. The yawl found on the head of Horseshoe Island was owned by the barge Norway.

The tug Khartoum returned this afternoon from searching after the timber belonging to the barge Bavaria. She brought eight sticks back with her. No crew of the missing crew was found. (sic)

Leaky Vessels At St. Catharines - barge Glenora and schr. Emerald.

Incidents Of The Day - Contractor Stickney is thinking of undertaking the work of deepening the Wolfe Island canal. He left this morning, accompanied by Capt. Beaupre, to take soundings. He proposes to deepen the canal four feet.

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