The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 20, 1889

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The prop. Myles cleared for Chicago yesterday, light.

The tug David G. Thompson cleared last evening with three barges for Montreal, light.

The steam yacht Gen. W.B. Franklin, which has been one of the ferry boats between Central Park and Alexandria Bay, has been purchased by the Edgewood park association.

On Saturday the str. Bohemian, with an excursion party on board, ran aground near Cornwall and stuck fast. The tug Jessie Hall carried many of the excursionists home. The Bohemian will have to be raised and floated off. She lies in five feet of water.

The schr. Vickery, of Chicago, which struck on a shoal off the Thousand Island Park on Thursday night, is sunk in eighty feet of water. At the time of the accident the Vickery was sailing down the river and was obliged to make a short tack to clear the shoal in front of the lighthouse. In coming about she missed stays and went on the rocks. After striking the vessel remained clinging to the shoal for four hours when she slipped off the rock and sunk in deep water. The crew consisted of Captain Massey, the mate, cook, and four seamen. Two women were also on board. Preparations for raising the vessel are already being made.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 20, 1889