The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Aug 1870

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p.3 The Steamers - St. Helen left 24 hours late; City of Ottawa delayed by break in canal near Merrickville, made to flood land because of threat of fires.

-Sunk - The canal boat Eldorado, from Kingston for Oswego, with ashes, was sunk on Saturday near the Ducks Islands by the heavy sea. All hands were saved. No insurance. She, with another canal boat, was in tow of the tug Crusader.

-A Total Loss - the sch. Norwegian and tug Melvin at Oswego, steam pumps and a diver from Calvin & Breck were sent; it was built at Three Mile Bay 12 years ago (the Norwegian).

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Aug 1870