The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Oct 1867

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p.2 Port of Kingston - inwards, outwards - 7.

Imports 7.

A Gale - The Schooner W.A. Grover Lost - On Friday night a terrific gale and thunder storm prevailed, being severely felt in the upper part of the lake, more than in this locality. The schooner W.A. Grover, bound from Hamilton to Montreal, with a cargo of grain, went ashore off Light-House Point, Toronto harbor, during the gale. Her cargo consisted of 2,500 bushels of wheat, and between 8,000 and 9,000 bushels of peas. The vessel bursted in several places from the swelling of the grain, and has proved a complete loss. Nearly the whole cargo is saved, though, of course, in a damaged condition. The cargo was insured in the Security Company of New York for about $9,000. The W.A. Glover (sic) was the property of Mr. Chas. Roe, of Toronto, was built in Buffalo, and re-registered in Montreal as a Canadian vessel.

The steamer Passport encountered the fury of the gale between Toronto and Cobourg, but reached the latter port in safety. The gale soon subsided, and at noon on Saturday she left for Kingston and reached here at 8:30 p.m. The steamer Kingston passed downwards on Sunday morning on time. The up boats were not detained here. No other casualties are reported but the loss above mentioned, though the gale was most furious.

Grain Vessels - It will be seen by our customs imports that cargoes have arrived pretty freely since Saturday. Nine vessels are reported ashore with grain from the upper lakes. The fall trade is setting in quite brisk. A great many vessels are on the way.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Oct 1867