The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 12, 1870

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p.2 Run Aground - The barque Jessie Drummond, with a cargo of grain from Chicago, run aground yesterday while entering the harbour. The tug Hiram A. Calvin was sent to her assistance, and took her off.

The Propeller Bruno - On Tuesday afternoon last the propeller Bruno, belonging to the Montreal Transportation Company, recently reported ashore on Chantry Island, Lake Huron, arrived at Detroit, touching on her way down at Windsor. She made the trip under her own steam. Her bow, especially on the port side, indicated some hard usage, but otherwise she was in good condition.

The Wreck - Brokenshire's wrecking pump is still at work on the sunken vessel. It is truly wonderful to see its performance; it lifts the wheat from the hold almost in a dry state with great rapidity and ease, and without choking. The wheat is very little injured and, when dried looks almost as well as the best. Farmers will find it a very cheap article as feed, and will do well to secure a lot of it at once.

To the Editor of the Daily News

Sir; Allow me to ask the British Whig, through your columns, if they know the difference between "a vessel aground" and "a vessel ashore." In this morning's issue they have the barque Jessie Drummond in both conditions. Had the corporation placed the buoys in their proper places the vessel would not have grounded, as she was fully two hundred feet to the southward of them. It was evidently the same set of brains that planted the lighthouse on Snake Island.

Respectfully, J.D.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 12, 1870