The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 3, 1877

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p.3 Welland Canal - A telegram received today from Mr. E.V. Bodwell announces that the Welland Canal will close for the season on Wednesday next.

Drowned - Last night two young men by the name of McCarthy, brothers, residing on Wolfe Island, met their death by drowning in the Batteau Channel. From what we can learn the young men went out in a punt to the schr. Morning Star and took off Captain Ledford. In returning to the Island the boat capsized, and the three men were thrown into the water. Captain Ledford swam to the schooner and was picked up, but the McCarthys were both drowned in attempting to swim ashore. We learn that both young men were highly respected on the Island, and their untimely death is greatly regretted.

Marine Notes

The following have arrived for the purpose of laying up: E.G. Benedict, B.W. Folger, Julia, Olive Branch, Wave Crest, Picton, Morning Star, Ariadne, Acadia and Millie Cook.

During a gale on Friday night the schr. Sweet Home had one of her boats knocked to pieces and her stern injured.

The Wave Crest has lost her yawl boat, besides narrowly escaping a collision with the John T. Mott.

Vessel men report heavy snowstorms on the lakes within the last few days. One captain informs us that there is good sleighing in Oswego.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 3, 1877