The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Northern Advance (Barrie, ON), November 3, 1881

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CITY OF OWEN SOUND - About five o'clock on Sunday morning Oct. 23rd the prop. City of Owen Sound ran on a rock some ten miles off Gore Bay. She had 30, 000 bush. of wheat on and was going at full speed when the accident occurred. TheManitoulin being on her trip heard the cry of distress and hastened to the rescue. About 6, 000 bush of grain were transhipped from the City to the Manitoulin. This occupied all of Sunday and half Monday. Then the Manitoulin hitched on and did her prettiest, but all in vain; 2, 000 bush more had to be cast into the water and it was not until 3 p.m. Monday, that she succeeded in rescuing her large sister from her perilous position. Owing to the rudder of the City refusing to act the Manitoulin had to tow her into Gore bay. The sea was running very high and the wind blowing almost a gale at the time and it was generally conceded that the Citygot off not one moment too soon. Too much cannot be said in behalf of the captain in charge, their coolness and judgement was exemplified in almost every move. - Bulletin

WHILE lying at Chicago, a few days ago, the steamer Canada, owned by a Hamilton firm, lost her second engineer by a terrible accident. Steam had been let down and the water had been blown out of her boiler, second engineer Charles Brown, a native of Muskoka, had just descended into the boiler through the man hole, and the first engineer was holding a light above the hole so that Brown could make an inspection of the boiler, when an explosion occurred in the boiler, and a tongue of flame shot up out of it through the man-hole. The first engineer had his eye badly burned, but the poor fellow inside the boiler was so frightfully injured that death soon relieved him of suffering. It is supposed that the crude petroleum pumped into the boiler to prevent scaling on coming in contact with the hot plates generated a gas which ignited from the flame of the first engineer's lamp. The remains of the deceased will be brought to Collingwood for interment.

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Bill Hester
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Northern Advance (Barrie, ON), November 3, 1881