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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Nov 1869

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p.2 Marine News - Capt. Patterson has returned from wreck of George Thurston and 2 pumps will be needed.

-The Last Departures - 7 barges to be loaded with grain for Montreal.,

-Marine Disasters - barque Golden West ashore above Presque Isle; sch. Grace Whitney ashore on Bois Blanc Island; sch. Columbian ashore near Sheboygan; barque P.S. Marsh of Cleveland ashore on Bois Blanc Island; sch. C.A. King ashore in Hammond Bay; barque W.T. Graves ashore at Manitou Island; sch. Hattie Johnson on way from Milwaukee to Buffalo is ashore near Centreville; crew of prop Belle rescued on Lake Michigan after it burned - 2 lost; sch. John F. Warner ashore at Alabaster; barque Invincible ashore in Thunder Bay; brig Racer ashore in Hammond Bay and a total loss; barque Cream City ashore on Drummond Island.

-Later - schooners Hattie Johnson and P.S. Marsh got off safely; prop. Lady Franklin not heard from, sch. Harvest Home sunk in Sault River; str. Arrow lost at Grosse Point - it may have been lured by wrecker's false lights; sch. Grand Turk went to pieces opposite Manitous near Leland, Michigan; sch. Lincoln Dall ashore in Straits.

-Canal vs Railway - merits of Murray Canal vs railway discussed. [Picton Gazette]

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Nov 1869