The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 4, 1873

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p.2 The Gale - (part) A very violent gale has been blowing from the south-east since yesterday afternoon. Today the lake is in a perfect mass of foam, and such is the violence of the wind that the barque British Lion, which was anchored off Garden Island, dragged her anchors, and drifted down the river. She is out of sight, and it is feared that she will go ashore. In that case, if the wind continues, she will probably become a total wreck. She was on her passage up the lake to lay up for the winter. In the harbour, the cables of the vessels which have laid up were strained to their utmost, and some of them were in danger of breaking loose.

Marine News

Ashore - We have just learned that the Agnes, of Montreal, is ashore opposite Mr. Sidney Wartman's, near Collinsby, and will become a total wreck.

Port Colborne, Dec. 3rd - Arrived today: schr. Trumpff, from Milwaukee, with wheat for Oswego.

The following vessels laid up: schrs. Pandora, light; Union Jack, light; M.R. Goffe, light; F.H. Howland, coal, for Chicago; Columbian, light; Anglo Saxon, salt, for Toledo, light; prop. Antelope and barges Ketcham and Bolton, light; schr. Nassau, wheat, for Oswego; H.A. Richmond, coal, for Toronto; L.L. Lamb.

The weather for the last two days was very soft. If it continues so tonight the down vessels here will make a start to get through the canal.

The prop. Granite State is in the canal coming up.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 4, 1873