The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 29, 1873

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p.2 Marine News

The harbour is still open, but in the various slips, and inside the railway track the ice is quite thick. The vessels arriving are merely to lay up, and among these the propellers Africa and Kincardine are now at Swift's dock.

Port Colborne, Nov. 28th - The schooners Harchmond (sic - Hammond ?, Richmond ?) and Nassau arrived last night to go through the canal, but owing to the ice have not started. They intend making a trial tomorrow morning. The canal superintendent engaged a tug to break the ice to Allanburgh. This morning they succeeded in getting down and back. Capt. Noble reports the ice strong. He makes another trip in the morning ahead of the vessels. A heavy snowstorm this p.m. Wind now west, fresh, and drifting the snow. The tug Heather is ashore in the storm above Sugar Loaf Point. The tugs Roath and Nelson have gone to her assistance. The schr. Range of Cleveland ran in here today for shelter. The barge Bolton and Ketchum discharged at elevator today. They had wheat from Chicago.


Wreck of the Bavarian, November 5

Who raised an arm to save

The fair and fragile form

That shrieked amid the storm,

When Death rode on the wave?

Who showed the true man's heart,

Who played the hero's part,

When the fatal cry of fire

Smote the air, and ever higher

The flame arose in bars,

Veiling the golden stars?

Not one, not one, alas!

The coward miscreants tore

The boats from off their bed,

And out of the fiery pass,

Full to the gleaming shore,

Onward they sped.

And there upon the deck

The frantic females stood,

To burn amid the wreck

Or sink into the flood.

Without one friendly hand

Of all that manly band,

To save them from the flame.

O shame!

Free Lance

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 29, 1873