The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 30, 1890

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A boat has been sent to raise the sunken barge near Kingston Mills.

Clearances: str. Nightingale, Clayton; schr. Baltic, Bath to Oswego, barley.

It is stated the schr. Julia collided with an elevator at Oswego and damaged her topmast.

The str. Algerian left on her last trip this morning for Montreal. This ends the season as far as the R. & O. boats are concerned.

Arrivals at Portsmouth: schr. Antelope, Chicago, corn; schr. Garibaldi, loading lumber for Oswego; schr. D. Wilson, Chicago, 40,000 bush corn.

Arrivals: tug Charley Ferris and 2 barges, Oswego; tug Thompson and barges Regina and Iowa; schr. Julia, Oswego, light; str. R. Anglin, Cape Vincent, light.

At Port Colborne yesterday the str. Calvin, Kingston to Sandusky, passed up, as well as the schrs. Persia, Adolphustown to Erie, with barley, and Grantham, Napanee to Erie with barley.

On Sept. 15th, a heavy gale prevailed on the upper lakes. The str. Scotia was towing the schr. E. Blake on Lake Huron, and the storm became so turbulent that the steamer had to let her consort go. The schooner drifted into the trough of the waves and was rocked about for 18 hours. During this time the crew remained on deck and expected every moment the vessel would founder. But being staunch she stood the tempest until picked up by the Scotia. During the time the schooner was laboring everything on the decks was washed away, including hawser and provision boxes. The members of the crew acted manfully and did the best they could under the circumstances. They belong to the city. The master is Capt. Irwin.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 30, 1890