The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Aug 1869

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p.2 Marine Accidents - tug Torrent in collision near Detroit; sch. Zephyr ashore near Chicago; sch. Grace Murray hit rock in Portage River; bark Bridgewater ashore on head of Elk Island; sch. Emperor on head of Russell Island; Coast Wrecking Co. - to try to raise bark Cortland, which was sunk by collision with Morning Star last season.

-A Fatal Accident at Sarnia - 5 men drown when sailboat upsets - [Whig] adds to use caution.

-fire broke out in forecastle of Her Majesty at Toronto.

-str. Silver Spray and prop. Comet collided at mouth of St. Clair River, Spray sank in 15 minutes.

-Launch - a pleasure steamer 42 feet long was built by Rathbun & Son, for Mr. Harling of Belleville, launched at Mill Point, Mr. Yeomans was the builder.

-Imports - 14,16.

-ad for Kingston Regatta - list of committees, sailing and rowing races, etc.

p.3 Marine Case - Capt. Smith of str. St. Helen was charged with running a vessel without properly qualified engineer; Michael Madden, the recently discharged engineer of the boat, was the complainant.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Aug 1869