The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 30, 1889

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p.1 The Officer Imprisoned - Thursday afternoon a fight occurred on the prop. Myles between two of the crew. Word was sent to the police station and officers Burnett and Small went in search of the breakers of the law. On going on board the steamer the officers found that the man wanted, when he saw them coming, went down the hold in order to avoid arrest. Officer Burnett went to another part of the vessel to see that he did not get away. Officer Small, however, went down the hold. He had no sooner touched the bottom than the sailor ran up the ladder and as quick as thought shut the hatch down. Officer Small was kept below until his comrade came to his assistance. The pugilist is still at large.

The Burning Of The Clara White - It was reported this morning that the schr. Clara White was burned yesterday morning near Brockville. How the fire originated was not known. She was burnt to the water's edge. The crew lost all they had on board. It was only about a year ago since the Clara White was rebuilt by the Rathbun company.

The vessel took fire off Grenadier Island. It broke out in the cabin. The crew were saved. The cook had his hair singed. The crew are: Captain, A.H. Beaubian; mate, Z.T. Wolfe; cook, D. Macdonald, and S. Tyo, seaman. The Clara White was a two-master, valued at $1,600; insured for $1,000. Capt. Beaubien and the crew lost all their clothes and effects.

General Paragraphs - The lighthouse on the breakwater at Marquette, Michigan, was carried away by the storm on Thursday.

The largest sailing vessel on the great lakes, the five master David L. Dows, coal laden, foundered yesterday twenty miles south east of Chicago. Her crew had a terrible experience, but were saved.

Incidents Of The Day - The schr. Hanlan has gone into winter quarters.

The schr. H. Dudley cleared this morning for Oswego to load coal.

The schr. Julia is at Oswego with barley from Kingston. She will load coal for here and then go into winter quarters.

Yesterday the prop. Pioneer broke away from her moorings at Collinsby and ran ashore on Oak Point, Amherst Island. She was towed back to port by the tug Rival.

The str. Armenia is still making her regular trips to Kingston and Gananoque. On Wednesday and Thursday the weather was so thick that the captain had to steer by the compass the whole distance.

James Seabrick, of Seeleys Bay, who has been sailing during the summer months on the schr. Queen of the Lakes, arrived in the city last evening. The schooner has gone into winter quarters at Toronto. The Acacia is also laid up at that port.

The Burning Of The Quinte - The government investigation into the burning of the steamer Quinte commenced yesterday under the direction of Government Inspector Adams and Captain Thomas Taylor. Some of the steamer's crew were examined, but nothing was elicited to show the origin of the fire.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 30, 1889