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

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p.2 The Yacht Race - 2nd attempt was futile because the wind dropped off.

The Steamer Grecian - On Tuesday the sunken steamer Grecian was moved by the efforts of the divers, and upon being fairly raised, sagged slowly down for nearly a mile, when she struck heavily upon a shoal off Round Island, and again sunk, where she now lies without any further hopes. The lifting of the wreck from the steamboat channel was attended with great difficulty, and the obstacles encountered and overcome were such as to entitle Mr. John Donnelly and all engaged to great credit. Mr. Donnelly is now engaged in getting out the iron beams and boilers of the vessel, with a view to abandoning the wreck. The steamboat channel is now perfectly unobstructed.

A Beauharnois telegram says:

The Grecian was yesterday raised by means of boxes placed in the hold, but the steamer held in readiness failed to keep her in the Channel and she now lies on a reef immediately at the head of the Island that divides the Cascades. The attempt to raise her would have been a success if the tow-boat had managed to land her a length further to the southward. The large boulder on which she originally grounded has been removed by the instructions of the Government. Its existence was not known by any of the pilots.

-Marine News - Rochester to return to Belleville, Kingston & Oswego route.

-V.P.T.W.C. - 15.

-Imports - 15.

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