The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Oct 1871

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p.2 From Georgian Bay - Loss & Destruction - A Call On the Government -the sch. Cascade went to pieces about 3 miles below Cape Hurd; she was bound from Goderich to Cove Island with winter supplies for the light-house keeper and family; the tug Champion left them some food.

-Am. sch. Plover of Cleveland struck a rock off Mamaise and sank; sch. W. Fisk ashore off Manitoulin Island.

-sch. Kenoshee ashore on Present Island, near Penetanguishene, got off; barge Brainard ashore near Kincardine, and portions of wreck and cargo of prop. Coburn are coming ashore at Kincardine; sch. Ontario of Goderich is high and dry at Goderich.

-death of Capt. Duncan Milloy, of str. City of Toronto, at Niagara, 45.

-Imports - 21.

p.3 Harbor Improvements - Messrs. Swift & Co. are establishing a coaling depot at the wharf for the accommodation of steam vessels and other crafts. Messrs. Chaffey Brothers have put into operation a very useful apparatus for unloading lumber, or transferring it from one vessel to another. It is a large lighter which can be moved from one wharf to another, and in which are two cranes worked by steam power. The lumber is handled with great rapidity and ease.

-New Barge - the Jet can handle 26,000 bushels of grain, owned by Messrs. J.H. Henderson & Co.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Oct 1871