The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 5, 1877

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p.3 Collision On The Lake

About half-past one o'clock on Wednesday morning the schooner Peerless ran into the schooner B.W. Folger when about twenty miles on this side of Oswego. There was quite a heavy sea on, and plenty of sea-room, but the Peerless seemed to swerve from her course and struck the other schooner. The Folger had her mainsail cut, foresail split all to pieces, as were also two shrouds of her rigging, cathead, two timber-heads, monkey rail, and several other things damaged. The Folger was on her way to Kingston with coal, and the Peerless was going to Oswego. Before the vessels could get clear the jib-boom had to be cut out of the Peerless, and if this had not been done the Folger would have been cut to the water's edge and in all probability sunk. As it is she is very considerably damaged by the collision. Besides having her jib-boom cut out the Peerless had her head-gear considerably damaged. The Folger arrived in the harbour last evening without further accident. No one was hurt, but it was a narrow escape.

Marine Notes

Port Colborne, July 4th - Up - schrs. Vanvalkenburg, Oswego, Chicago, coal; Albatross, Port Dalhousie, Bay City, light; Madeira, Fairhaven, Chicago, coal; E. Cohen, Charlotte, Detroit, coal; E.K. Kane, Charlotte, Detroit, coal; Montery, Charlotte, Detroit, coal; Erie Stewart, Toronto, Erie, light; Wacousta, Kingston, Cleveland, light; Falmouth, Charlotte, Sandusky, coal; prop. Acadia, Montreal, Toledo, light; prop. Canada, Hamilton, Milwaukee, gen. cargo.

Down - schrs. Groton, Bay City, Kingston, timber; St. Andrews, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; James Norris, Sheboygan, Collinsby, timber; Ella Murton, Cleveland, Hamilton, coal; Mary of St. Catharines, Erie, Port Colborne, coal; Tom Simmons, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; Stafford, Black River, Toronto, coal; Typo, Milwaukee, Kingston, wheat; Nevada, Milwaukee, Kingston, wheat; H. Dudley, Bay City, Kingston, staves; Anglo Saxon, Luddington, Kingston, timber; J.R. Benson, Toledo, Kingston, timber; Arabia, Chicago, Kingston, corn; props. Granite State, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; Oswegatchie, Chicago, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo.

In Harbour - schr. Mary, unloading coal.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 5, 1877