The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Aug 1867

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p.2 The Gale - On Wednesday night, about nine o'clock, a perfect southern gale set in on the lake, and yesterday it had increased rather than abated in strength. The steamers and vessels coming down made a good run into port, but the vessels upwards have sought shelter in different places. The only disaster reported happened to the barque Prince of Wales, upward bound from Clayton, on the south shore of Amherst Island, about an hour after the gale arose. She was light, and in endeavoring to round near the shore, she missed stays and went aground with full force, her bow almost reaching the bank. The crew were able to step ashore from the jib-boom, which gives some idea of the force of the strike. The captain reached the city next morning, but his vessel cannot be relieved until the storm subsides. Her position yesterday was precarious, on account of the heavy weather. The Prince of Wales is quite a new vessel, worth $14,000, built at St. Catherines 4 years ago, and owned by Mr. Graham of that place. She is insured in the Phoenix Insurance Company, the North Western Company of Oswego, and another office.

Lake Ontario Steamers - The steamers Ontario and Bay State are still making their regular trips on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. The Cataract will be put on the route in a few days, when a steamer will be enabled to visit each port daily. At the same time the steamer Lord Elgin will be placed on the route below Ogdensburg, connecting that port with Montreal and intermediate ports. A trip on Lake Ontario and down the St. Lawrence by the American Line forms one of the most attractive routes for pleasure seekers in this county, and can only be appreciated by going over it. The boats are floating palaces, provided with every comfort and luxury to be found at any first-class hotel, and are commanded by experienced and gentlemanly officers.

-Imports - July 30,31; Aug. 1.

-The Osprey - boiler leaks, cylinder to be replaced.

-V.P.T.W.C. - 31.

-ad for Northern Transportation Line - steamers leave Cape Vincent for the upper lakes.

p.3 Another Race.

-Excursions On the Watertown.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Aug 1867