The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Oct 1870

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p.2 The Storm - the 3 vessels ashore on Pt. Frederick likely will be left there all winter; the barque Cavalier received damaged sails 30 miles above Whitby and ran back to Kingston;.."The sch. Annie Falconer, Capt. Taylor, left port on Monday also, for Hamilton, with a cargo of Bessemer steel rails for the Great Western Railway; when off the point at Toronto 2 miles, she encountered the whole force of the gale, and also ran back here with a loss of her foresail and two jibs."

-sch. H.N. Todman loss of sails; Ariadne arrived back under bare poles; sch. Dousman grounded on Point Frederick, pulled off by harbor tug Mixer; prop. Brantford damaged wheel at Cornwall; sch. Cohen damaged canvas at Cape Vincent; sch. Echo lost both anchors at 4-Mile Pt; new sch. America just launched at 3-Mile Bay was blown ashore; Fanny Ledford a wreck at South Bay Point and 15 other vessels ashore in South Bay; schooners Emily and Shannon ashore at Macdonald's Cove; sch. Flying Cloud ashore at Blind Sodus.

-From Other Places - at Prescott the railway steamer St. Lawrence had her smoke stacks carried away; sch. Leviathan damaged sails on Lake Erie; at Port Colborne the Octavia was damaged, the Kate went aground; the Garibaldi missed the piers and went ashore; sch. Ida is ashore at Long Point; the prop. America saw a schooner floating bottom up at Port Hope; the schooners Ploughboy and Belle Case are ashore on Waupoose Island; sch. Marie dragged ashore at South Bay; a big vessel is ashore on Timber Island; and 2 are ashore at False Ducks.

-Imports - 19.

-The Corsican - a description - keel laid in April last, composite construction, iron work done by A.A. Gilbert and ship carpenters work by Mr. Cantin; engine has 41" cylinder, 10' stroke; draft is 7 feet.

-Police Court - Capt. Thos. Zealand of sch. H.N. Todman of Port Pickering got a warrant against 3 of his crew who refused to work on vessel during the great storm -the 3 sailors were each fined $5 plus costs; a sailor from sch. Pride of America was drunk.

Oct. 21, 1870

p.2 The Late Storm - More Accidents and Disasters - sch. North Star reached Sacketts Harbor with damaged sails, loss of deck load and 1 man; the small sch. Saucy Jack, loaded with stone from Kingston Penitentiary is ashore on Timber Island; prop. Bruno and barque Arabia were reported lost but both are safe; sch. Kate was hauled off the beach at Cobourg; sch. Benedict gotten off Point Frederick; the barge Dominion is assisting to get sch. Kate Robinson off; Calvin & Breck contracted for $1500 to get Pride of America off before Nov. 15th; there are no vessels on False Ducks but 3 are on Timber Island; the sch. Fanny Ledford is high and dry at South Bay Point with cargo of barley; the sch. Swift of Toronto is ashore close by; 7 vessels rode out the storm behind Timber Island; sch. Ploughboy got off at Waupoose Island but Belle Case is high and dry; schooners Royal Oak and Marie Antoinette towed into Oswego disabled.

-Chicago - str. Orion was wrecked in Grand Haven harbor; captain of sch. Franklin was lost overboard.

-Port Colborne - sch. Victor of Hamilton damaged; ditto brig Emily, sch. Lewis Wells and Tecumseh.

-Cleveland - sch. G.W. Duncan ashore; Emma Blake and Mary of Detroit both wrecked and crews lost.

-Imports - 20.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Oct 1870