DAMAGE BY RAINS -- VESSELS CARRIED FROM THEIR MOORINGS.
Port Stanley, Feb. 11, 1876. -- The continued rains of the past few days, and especially on Friday morning, caused the river to swell to a very unusual size at this place for this time of the year. The ice broke up, and went out with a tremendous rush, causing the propeller ALMA MUNRO to part her moorings and come into collision with the schooner DUNDEE, doing some slight damage to herself, and breaking the headgear of the DUNDEE. The excitement became intense when it was known that the CITY OF SANDUSKY was outward bound, the snubbing post to which she was made fast having broken off. Fortunately, after going about half the length of herself, her port paddles caught on a jetty of the dock, which stopped her, but not before she had collided with the tug COLIN MUNRO, breaking in her rails, &c. The SUNDUSKY now lies with her guards on dock, and efforts are being made to get her afloat again.
Had the ice been as thick as it generally is in the spring very serious damage must have been done. The dock in front of Weir's warehouse was carried away. Two small bridges are reported carried away.
The J. W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook
Steam screw ALMA MUNRO. Official canada No. 71239. Of 890 gross tons; 580 tons reg. Built at Port Dalhousie, Ont., 1873. Home port, Port Stanley, Ont. 176.4 x 26.1 x 11.4. Owned by H. Comfort, of St. Thomas, Ont.
List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
Dominion of Canada, on Dec. 31, 1886