The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 27, 1889

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The steamer Tilley arrived last night with 10,000 bushels corn from Chicago.

The steamer Corsican left early this morning for Toronto, but on account of rough weather had to turn back.

The steam yacht H.R. Clarke, owned by R.R. Southgate, arrived here this morning from Alexandria Bay. She is on a fishing excursion.

Thomas O'Brien, Mr. Calvin's foreman, returned this morning from the wrecked steamer Armenia in the St. Clair flats. He says she was raised without much difficulty and is but slightly damaged.

The steamer Argonaut arrived yesterday afternoon from Chicago. She is one of the largest boats that ever entered the harbor. She draws fourteen feet 9 inches. Capt. J. Allen, of the St. Lawrence steamboat company was taken out on the steamer Pierrepont to meet her. He went on board and brought her to the dock all right.

Capt. Donnelly returned this morning from the wreck of the tug Myra, which collided with the steamer Rothesay and sunk. The boat was raised in a day and a half, the quickest wrecking time on record. She was towed to Ogdensburg and placed on the dock there. She was cut down to the bilge by the steamer Rothesay. One side will have to be replaced. The body of Engineer Sullivan was found in the engine room. All the hair was off his head. It was evident he had been scalded to death by the bursting of the steam pipe.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 27, 1889