The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Nov 1870

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p.2 A Relic - engine and machinery of prop. Her Majesty were sold in Montreal.

Marine Losses - The underwriter agent at Chicago foot up the value of vessels and cargos lost or damaged on the lakes during the past two months at $500,000, upon which the assurance has amounted to $350,000.


Very Sad

Four young men who were lost in the schooner Jessie, off Salmon Point, belonged to the village of Barriefield. They were the sons of Mr. John Ryan, Mr. Charles Stephens, Mr. Michael Burke and Mr. Wm. Patrick. They were very anxious all to ship in the same vessel, and with ill fate chose the Jessie. Mr. Patrick is particularly unfortunate, having lost two other sons two years ago at the burning of the propeller Perseverance near Oswego. The loss of four such fine young men will be severely felt in Barriefield, and the grief of the afflicted families is touching. The intelligence of the loss was first conveyed to the friends by the telegram that a trunk marked "R.J." had drifted ashore, a trunk so marked having been taken from home by young Ryan. None of the bodies of those drowned has been recovered, and not one on board has been saved. Among the lost are the captain, Shevlin, of Belleville, and the super cargo, Henry Dupont of the same town. The vessel was owned by W.H. Ponton, of Belleville.

-Marine Record - tugs Wellington and Hercules went to aid of barge John Marks at Amherst Island; barque Pride of America on ways at Portsmouth; Kate Robinson will leave Marine Railway and head for Boston; sch. Gerritt Smith broke a gate in Welland Canal; barque Admiral lost deck load, damaged sails and became waterlogged at Oswego; sch. Joseph Cochrane ashore at Bailey's Harbor on Lake Michigan; sch. Caroline Marsh unshipped rudder and split canvas, then broke tow-rope between Cobourg and Oswego.

-Clearances - vessels leaving Chicago, Milwaukee and Toledo for Kingston.

p.3 Lost In the Lake - had been transporting fish in a small sloop from Pigeon Island to the Main Ducks.

-Another Storm.

-Coroner's Inquest - while securing hatches during storm, a sailor was drowned off barge Resolution.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Nov 1870