The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 28, 1878

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p.2 Steam Barge Burned - Valleyfield, Oct. 28th - The steam barge Albion, owned by Messrs. Muir & Bros., St. Catharines, caught fire on Sunday morning about 5 o'clock at the head of the Beauharnois Canal, Valleyfield. The Valleyfield fire brigade was immediately on the spot, also the Valleyfield Paper Mills engine, and after three hours work succeeded in extinguishing the fire. The loss is estimated at between $3,000 and $4,000. No insurance. Also about $800 in money. Capt. Staley and the crew had barely time to escape with their lives, not saving a particle of clothing. The cause of the fire is unknown, but is supposed to have been caused by the explosion of a lamp in the engine room.

A despatch from Port Colborne today says: "The schooner Lily Hamilton ran back from Long Point this morning, having lost her large anchor and chain, topsail and jib, and had her foresail split. The schooner Willie Keller also ran back for shelter. Both reported very rough weather.

p.3 The steamer Picton left Picton on Wednesday for South Bay to load 2,000 barrels of apples, which she will take to Montreal. The fruit is destined for England.

William Gunn & Co.'s Failure - An evening contempory (Star) refers to some difficulty which is said to exist between the Bank of Montreal and Messrs. Wm. Gunn & Co., grain merchants of this city, who are in financial difficulties, because of the disappearance of grain, the bills of lading for which are held by the Bank. The grain was brought to Montreal by Messrs. Holcomb & Stewart, of Kingston, in their own barges, and by them handed over to Gunn & Co. We understand that Alex. Gunn, M.P., Kingston, will make good to the Bank any loss which has been incurred through the action of his employees, Messrs. Holcomb & Stewart. [Montreal Gazette]

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 28, 1878