The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 20, 1890

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The schr. Grantham is at the canal waiting for orders.

Capt. Estes of Rochester, arrived in the city yesterday to take charge of the str. St. Lawrence.

A large raft of square timber owned by H.G. Buck of Norwood cleared for Quebec last week.

Mr. Moore the owner of the schr. St. Louis is offering to sell his boat. He is asking $6,000. for her.

The report that Capt. T. Donnelly was a member of the court which investigated the loss of the Quinte is not true.

The statement that Frank George, one of the sailors drowned off the schooner Jessie Breck left her in the canal is without foundation.

Special Deputy Marshal Robert Watts of Watts and Curtin's agency, Buffalo, tied up the Canadian steam barge Kincardine at Tonawanda on Wednesday; the boat being libelled by the King iron works for a debt of $9,432 contracted some four years ago in some repairs made to the machinery while in port.

There will be a suit over the wrecking of the schooner Gleniffer near the Humber. Carter Bros. took out a large portion of coal, which belonged to the Ontario coal company and put in a bill for wreckage for something over $4.00 per ton on the coal saved. The owners of the coal dispute the bill and the account will probably be taxed in court.

Yesterday the steamers Chieftain and Calvin of Garden Island went to the wreck of the schooner Jessie Breck and towed her across the lake to a point about a mile west of Snake Island. There the schooners anchor slipped out and caught on the bottom holding her fast. The tugs abandoned her. Capt. Booth says she is safe and will not interfere with navigation. The tugs will be engaged for several days and the work of moving the schooner will not be started until they are free. Then a diver will release the boat from her present position. No trace has been had of any of the bodies of the unfortunate crew.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 20, 1890