The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Nov 1868

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p.2 Marine Items - The str. Watertown, on her arrival from Cape Vincent yesterday, reported seeing an American vessel around on Charity Shoals, near the head of Wolfe Island, she having evidently struck the night previous while bound down. The captain of the vessel, afterwards found to be the S. Robinson, of Chicago, reached the city last evening, and reports that the vessel struck on Sunday night. She is leaking badly, and had four feet of water in her hold. He had not yet procured assistance, but a tug was afterwards sent off. The S. Robinson was loaded with 15,000 bushels of wheat, shipped at Chicago and bound to Ogdensburg.

-schooner Walrus ashore on Grays Reef, at entrance to the Straits.

-no attempt yet made to raise sch. Burlington, sunk about 3 miles below Grimsby, the topmast still marks the spot.

-Imports - 16.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Nov 1868