The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 30, 1875

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p.2 Marine Notes

The Stranded Schooner - The schooner B. Bentley, as reported yesterday, ran aground off Four Mile Point, remains in the same position. The tug Hiram A. Calvin managed to reach the schooner yesterday afternoon, and found her completely sheathed in ice. The vessel was scuttled to make her settle, and the crew were found snugly ensconced in the cabin, which was perfectly dry. She had 800 tons of coal on board, which she was to discharge at Prescott for transhipment to Ottawa. The tug is up working at her today, and it is expected she will be got off by tomorrow evening.

Port Colborne, Nov. 29th - Down - schr. Montana, Buffalo, Pt. Colborne, light; steambarge Mary E. Robertson, Erie, Pt. Robinson, light; schrs. D.M. Foster, Chatham, Toronto, lumber; Ontario, Erie, Toronto, coal; Orient and P.M. Rogers arrived this p.m.

Up - schrs. Lilly Parsons, Toronto, Erie, barley; barge Geo. Thurston, Toronto, Erie, barley; both of them in harbour wind bound.

The barque B. Barwick made an attempt to enter the harbour this morning, but owing to the lines attached to the tug parting several times on account of the heavy sea and wind, after narrowly escaping going on the reef, the vessel concluded to run for Port Abino for shelter. The schr. Wilcox coming along about the same time and seeing the Barwick's difficulties also started for the Point, where they both now are waiting for more favourable weather.

The steambarge Tecumseh is aground between the piers. The water is very low.

The lake today presented the appearance of an immense cauldron of boiling water, and so dense was the steam arising that only a short distance could be seen. This is a pretty sure sign of the approach of the close of navigation. The insurance ran out today, and there are very few vessels reported on the lake.

p.3 The tug Sumner pulled the schooner Mary Foster off from the beach and towed her into South Bay. The vessel settled down on the bottom after she was taken in.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 30, 1875