The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Jun 1869

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p.2 Imports - 2.

-Our Marine Note Book - str. Greenway hard aground near Bogart's wharf, 3 miles from Mill Point.

The Collision On the Lake

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The heavy weather on the lake was the sole cause of the recent collision involving the loss of the schr. Lady Moulton. The Lady Moulton was bound up from Ogdensburg, light, and arrived off the Ducks on Monday evening. Towards night she stood out from Long Point some distance in order to clear the steamboat track, the weather being so thick that lights could not be discerned three boat lengths ahead. The vessel was going to Coburg to load. About 11 o'clock at night, when she must have been abreast of Long Point, ten miles out, a stiff breeze sprung up, and the Moulton and several vessels which were in company with her were exchanging signals through their horns. She had just cleared two steamers, when Capt. Keith of the Moulton, fancied he heard a horn to his lee. He called out, and received no answer; at last he saw her light, and seeing that a vessel was bearing down on him, ordered the helm down and changed the sheets. Almost instantaneous the jibboom of the barque Sir E. W. Head come over his rail, abaft the foremast, cleaning the rigging, and the vessel striking carried away the rail, and opened the vessel from the bilge upwards. The Captain of the Moulton ascribes no fault to the Sir E.W. Head, the collision being in his opinion unavoidable. Hopes of saving the Lady Moulton being abandoned the work of separating the Sir E.W. Head from the wreck was begun. It was a tedious job, as nearly all of the forward gear of the latter had been disarranged and carried away, and together with the bowsprit, was mixed up in general confusion with the debris on the Moulton. In twenty minutes time the boats were parted, and as there was then five feet of water in the hold of the Moulton, she was abandoned, the Head proceeding downwards. She arrived here on Tuesday evening with the Moulton's crew, and her own cargo of grain undamaged. As nothing has been heard of the other vessel it is feared that she sank. When abandoned she seemed to be settling at the head, but it is possible that she may yet be floating, though none of the downward vessels have seen her. The vessel was owned by the captain and his brother, who belong to Bowmanville, was valued at $3,800?, and is insured in the Provincial Insurance Co. for $1,400. She did a good business this spring.

p.3 a sailboat upset in harbor, A. McCorkell was rescued.

-Death of a Well-Known Forwarder - Mr. Glassford of Montreal.

-The Grecian - may be tore to pieces to obtain machinery.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Jun 1869