The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 17, 1875

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p.2 Ashore - A large vessel, name unknown, is reported ashore on the Ducks. Assistance has been sent up.

The Schooner Fearless - The schooner Fearless was wrecked in Ashbridge's Bay on Sunday. Mr. Tinning and a crew endeavoured to go out to the assistance of the vessel, but were obliged to return, the boat being swamped, and only getting back with great difficulty. The boat, however, put out again at daylight yesterday and took off the crew of the schooner. The only person missing was the captain of the craft. The names of the men taken off the wreck are William McTager, Samuel McLennan, James McMillan, Charles McLurtie, Robert Short and Eliza Clarke, the cook. Captain Ferguson had frequently urged the crew to take to the boats during the night, but they feared the high sea that was running, and they refused to go. About three o'clock he again asked them to go, but they still refusing, he launched a boat and started for the shore. When a short distance from the vessel the boat capsized, and he was thrown into the water and was drowned. [Leader]

Marine Notes

Large quantities of coal are arriving at Swift's dock, no less than six vessels being reported. Their names are as follows: - British Queen, from Fairhaven, 238 tons; Defiance, Fairhaven, 195 tons; Woodduck, Fairhaven, 128 tons; Northumberland, Cleveland, 400 tons; Nellie, Theresa, Fairhaven, 218 tons, Ben Folger, Fairhaven, 250 tons.

The schooner Stafford, which went ashore on Pigeon Island a few days ago, is transferring a cargo of grain at Holcomb & Stewart's, preparing to be hauled out for repairs, a leak having been started from the strain of going ashore.

Messrs. Calvin & Breck's tug John A. Macdonald has been hauled out at the Marine Railway to be corked and generally overhauled.

Port Colborne, Nov. 16th - Down - prop. City of Toledo, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; schr. Watertown, Milwaukee, Chaumont, wheat; steambarge M. Robertson, Kincardine, Kingston, do.; schrs. G.P. Finney, Chicago, Oswego, do.; H. Fitzhugh, do., do., do.; Hattie Howard, Detroit, do., do.; Clayton Belle, Milwaukee, Ogdensburg, do.; F.D. Barker, do., do., do.; Havana, do., Oswego, do.

Up - schr. Canton, Oswego, Windsor, coal; prop. Garden City, Ogdensburg, Chicago, gen. cargo; schr. W.B. Phelps, Oswego, Detroit, salt; barge Eureka, Ogdensburg, do., light; schrs. Samana, Oswego, do., coal; Mary Lyons, Rochester, Sandusky, do.; Blazing Star, Oswego, Detroit, do.; Cossack.

At elevator - barque Cecelia.

Discharged - schr. Belle Mitchell and barque Montgomery.

To lighten - schrs. Dufferin and Dudley.

In harbour - schrs. Samana, W.B. Phelps, Pandora, Mary Lyon, Nevada, barge Eureka, schr. Blazing Star, barque Cecelia, tug New Era, steambarge Glasgow, prop. Garden City, barge J. Hale, steambarge City of Port Huron, for shelter; schrs. Niagara, Canton, Cossack.

p.3 Customs Imports - Nov. 17th - Schr. Theresa, Fairhaven, James Swift, 240 tons coal.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 17, 1875