The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 5, 1890

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Arrivals: schr. Singapore, Oswego, coal; sloop Maggie L., Clayton, general cargo.

Clearances: sloop Lorraine, Cape Vincent, ties; scow Swallow, Clayton, lumber.

The str. Armenia and barge Peruvian are loading salt for Picton, barge Peruvian (sic) coal for canal points; sloop Maggie L. and schr. Fleetwing, lumber for Oswego.

The schr. Singapore made a pretty sight this morning as she came flying down the bay before the southwest breeze. Her sea worthiness was remarked by many.

The prop. Persia called at Swifts this morning from St. Catharines on her way to Montreal. She will make another trip before laying up. Capt. Scott has had a fine season.

No reliable information is as yet to hand regarding any damage done to shipping by the gale which began last night and is still raging. A report that the Glengarry had sunk in the storm was circulated this morning, but on investigation it was found that the vessel in question had been lying quietly at her dock in Port Arthur for the past 2 days.

Truth In The Statement - The Canadian schooner Caroline Marsh went on the rocks under Fort Oswego, said an Oswego despatch in yesterdays papers, but the crew were got ashore in the breeches buoy from the life-saving station. If that vessel had gone to pieces on the north shore her crew would have saved themselves as best they could from the hungry sea. It is a pity our gov't does not afford some protection for the unfortunate sailormen who must be out on the lakes such days as these earning the winters support for his wife and little ones. [Toronto Globe]

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 5, 1890