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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 5, 1878

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p.3 The Mail Line - The steamer Algerian left at seven o'clock this morning for Montreal and the Corsican will leave at six o'clock this evening for the same place. The Algerian will return on Friday and the Corsican on Sunday en route for Toronto and Hamilton. They will immediately after return here to lay up next week. The Spartan is expected here tomorrow to go into winter quarters.

Customs' Imports - Nov. 4th - Str. Champlain, Cleveland, Robertson Bros., 27 bbls., 1 box.

Str. Pierrepont, Sackett's Harbour, McCaul & Hiscock, 249 brls.

Str. Spartan, Montreal, Macnee & Minnes, 4 cases.

Marine Notes

The schooner Lake Erie, which ran ashore at Ferren's Point last week, and was two feet out of the water all over, was pulled off this morning by the Hiram A. Calvin, under the superintendence of Capt. Donnelly. She sustained no damage.

Messrs. Calvin & Breck intend keeping out two boats until the ice takes, in order to render any assistance which may be necessary to wrecked vessels.

The Montreal Transportation Company has begun to lay up barges for the season, seven being put in ordinary yesterday.

Chicago, Nov. 5th - The missing propeller City of Montreal has arrived at Collingwood, Ontario. It was reported from Milwaukee that fears were entertained for her safety.

The tug Welcome, which left on Thursday to assist the barge Rutter at Ludington has not been heard of since.

Port Colborne, Nov. 4th - Up - props. Milwaukee, Ogdensburg, Toledo, gen. cargo; St. Albans, Ogdensburg, Chicago, gen. cargo; Glasgow, Ogdensburg, Detroit, light.

Down - schrs. Anglo Saxon, Sombra, Kingston, wheat; Jessie Scarth, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; W.R. Taylor, Cleveland, Toronto, coal.

An Awful Voyage - A Henderson despatch says that Saturday night a yawl having the name Julia on the stern came ashore near the Stony Point light-house, having the dead body of a sailor lashed to one of the thwarts. Captain Bartley of the schooner Grant states that the boat belongs to the schooner Julia of Kingston, and the man's name was Dulmage who lived at South Bay Point. Dulmage took the yawl and rowed over to the Olivia. About 11 p.m. he started to row back in the face of a violent gale which sprung up after he left the Julia. The poor fellow lost an oar, and the boat became unmanageable, and was swept down the lake. He was carried past the Julia and a line was thrown to him, but he could not reach it. The crew of the Ariadne, also lying there at anchor, lowered the yawl to attempt to rescue Dulmage, but the boat filled with water, and they had to give it up. It appears that Dulmage then lashed himself to the thwarts and probably died from exposure and exhaustion before his boat went ashore. The terrors of such a voyage can only be pictured by the imagination. [Oswego Palladium]

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 5, 1878