The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 6, 1876

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p.2 Gale - (part) A schooner, the Sligo, lost her bowsprit and jibboom during the storm, but was not otherwise disabled.

The Countess of Dufferin - at Gaspe Bay.

Marine Notes

A. Gunn & Co. - strs. Geneva, left for Bay ports; Marquis of Lorne from Picton; barque Arabia, left for Chicago.

J. Swift's - str. Algerian from Montreal; Spartan from Hamilton; props. Kincardine from Oswego; Lake Michigan from Montreal.

Montreal Transportation Company - schr. Bolivia from Chicago, 30,965 bush. oats. Tug Glide arrived with barges Cherokee, Lorne and Wanda, light. Tug Elfie left with barges Wheatbin, 21,799 bush. wheat and oats, and 39 tons phosphate; Corncrib, 25,000 oats and 7,000 ft. lumber; and Acadia, 34,910 bush. oats, and 80 tons phosphate.

Collins' Bay, July 5th - Departures: F.R. Merritt, St. Andrews.

From Oswego - About 200 of the excursionists to Oswego returned this morning by the steamer Kincardine from Oswego. There was a tremendous gale blowing during the passage, and the sea was a big one for the period of the year. The capacity of the Kincardine for safety was well tested, and she proved to be thoroughly seaworthy. The boats on board had to be lashed down to prevent them blowing away, and most of the passengers were suffering from sickness. The boat made good time, and a great feeling of relief was experienced when she touched the dock at Kingston. One old lady gave vent to her feelings in the exclamation : "Good bye, 'Swage; I'll never go back to ye again." During the passage the hatchways were blown away, and the water rolled into the lower cabin until it was about three feet deep. The lamps were all blown out, and many of them broken. At one time the captain gave up all hope, and a gentleman told the passengers that there was nothing to do but to pray, which everyone did. All the windows in the boat were smashed, and the timbers were so much strained that the seams were opened in several places. The captain deserves great credit for the cool and determined way he managed the boat, and he considers it is a very sound one in every respect.

p.3 Oakville, Ont., July 6th - During yesterday's gale, Mr. John T. Shewell, of Oakville, saw a yacht upset in the lake near Bronte, but owing to the heavy gale no assistance could be sent to her. It is supposed that all on board were lost.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 6, 1876