Gananoque Reporter (Gananonque, ON), Nov. 6, 1861 p.2
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NARROW ESCAPE OF A CANADIAN VESSEL
The Buffalo Commercial Advertiser says the schooner Anna Craig, of Cobourg, Canada, Capt. Wm. Ross, loaded with 15,000 bushels of wheat from Chicago, bound down was off Twin Rivers, Lake Michigan on the night of the 17th inst. The wind commenced to blow hard from the north east; they bore up to run back to Milwaukee for a harbour; they made a mistake and took Port Washington for Milwaukee; mistook the light on the bridge pier for the harbour light at Milwaukee (our readers will understand there is no harbour at Port Washington, only a pier running out into the lake,) and run in on the north side of the pier; discovered their error, and let the anchor go under foot; brought up with fore-feet on the beach; swung around alongside the pier; got a hawser out, run it to the end of the pier and hove off, leaking badly; run back into Milwaukee, and now is discharging to run into the dock. Her expenses of discharging will be heavy. Her cargo is apparently uninjured. The mistake was a queer one to make, and shows the importance of having persons on board vessels acquainted with navigation. The escape from the loss of the vessel and cargo was a lucky and remarkable one.
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- Rick Neilson
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