The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Dec 1867

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p.2 Imports - 5.

The Navigation - Yesterday the weather was very rough. In the morning it was cold, with snow drifting everywhere, but in the afternoon it set in for a thaw, with heavy wind.

Of the steamer fleet which arrived the other day, the steamer Huron and propeller Avon have gone into winter quarters here. The propellers St. Lawrence, Brantford, Colonist, and Bruno proceeded to Prescott to discharge their cargoes, and will return here to lie up. The propeller Indian is at Toronto, and the propeller East is on her way from above with a full cargo.

A telegram from Port Colborne says the pumps have been placed in the stranded schooner B.F. Davy, but the bad weather would not permit the work of raising to go on. There are few hopes of getting her off.

-There is now little doubt that the schooner Hastings, with all her crew, has been lost on the lake. The propeller Michigan reports passing the wreck of a vessel, with only her topmast visible, about half-way between the Galoos and Oswego.

-The Welland Canal is still open and vessels are passing. A little ice is formed, but not enough to prevent vessels in the canal from getting through.

From Port Colborne - Dec. 6th - The barques Canada, Foster, Plymouth and Laura E. Calvin are here, bound down. They cannot proceed for the ice. They are waiting until two or three Northern Transportation propellers get up. One propeller got as far as Welland last night, but could not proceed any further.

They are taking wet corn out of the schr. B.F. Davy. It will be sold here or taken to Buffalo.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Dec 1867