The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 11, 1890

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The schr. Maggie L., with a load of lumber for Dexter, N.Y., is ashore at Snake Island. She went ashore during the gale on Sunday.

Capt. Brokenshire, on the schr. Ocean Wave, wrecked near Oswego is well-known here and was related to the Brokenshire family. It is thought he has perished.


The schr. Singapore is loading lumber for Oswego.

The schr. B.W. Folger is loading lumber off Kingston & Pembroke cars.

The prop. St. Magnus lightened 8,500 bushels of wheat and proceeded to Montreal.

The barges Glenora and Gaskin are on their way from Duluth with 85,000 bushels of wheat.

The barge Bella is completing a load of phosphate for Montreal at Richardson's. She leaves today.

The steam yacht Minnie, in command of Capt. W. Westcott, is running the route between Clayton and Alexandria Bay.

The wreck of the tug McArthur, burnt last winter, is at Davis dry-dock, where the shaft, wheels and other machinery will be taken out, after which the hull will probably be transferred into a barge.


Owen Sound, Nov. 10th - The steambarge Bruno, with her consort, the three-masted schooner Louise, coal laden and bound from Cleveland to Algoma Mills, struck Magnetic reef on Wednesday last. The crew came down on the Carmona on Sunday.

The storm was severe and after great hardships the Bruno struck amidships on a large boulder and settled down, breaking the keelson beams and forcing up the deck. The Louise followed and ran on a flat rock alongside. Her hatches were then knocked off and she filled. The seas broke over her, sweeping off the cabin. The crew consisted of Capt. Jackman, four sailors and Maggie Playney, the cook. They went forward and rigged up a piece of canvas to break the force of the waves. The lifeboat was lost when the boat struck. The after part of the cabin was soon swept away. The rolling braces gave way and some of the stanchions broke. The captain and crew got some heavy lines and stayed the remains of the cabin together and all huddled there together, momentarily expecting to be washed away. For thirty hours both crews were in this state. On the Bruno they managed to keep a little fire going in the captain's room, but the people on the Louise had to stand the exposure. Thursday afternoon the wind lowered and soon the sea was quiet enought to admit launching the Bruno's lifeboat. The crew of the Louise was then transferred to the Bruno. The cook was among the first brought over. They were thoroughly exhausted. It was then decided to make for Cockburn Island, where all landed safely.

The New Company's Work - The Lake Ontario Fish Company is the title of a concern lately formed at Cape Vincent for the buying and selling of fresh water fish in large quantities. W. Ainsworth is president and W.C. Horton ?, manager. Their business is already assuming large proportions. From 30 to 40 barrels of fish are sent from here daily to headquarters where they are transhipped into cars for New York and other large cities. Sometimes it is necessary to load 2 or 3 cars to keep the stock moving.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 11, 1890