The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Oct 1871

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p.2 Vessel News - prop. Scotia struck in river near Lachine and sank alongside piers at mouth of Canal; sch. Lillie, owned by Capt. Eccles of Wolfe Island is ashore; the tug Wellington couldn't get the sch. Elgin off at Ducks - the water she was in was too shallow; sch. Marco Polo of Belleville lost canvas in a gale

-As the steamer Kingston, of the Canadian Navigation Company, was on her up trip, she ran aground at the head of the Gallop Rapids, 5 miles east of Prescott, and after 12 hours detention she was got off by the steamer Spartan, of the same line, without serious damage. The str. Passport, also of the line, had to come up the Edwardsburg Canal on account of low water, and also went aground, and had to get horses to tow her through. The water was never so low as at present.

-sch. R.P. Messner sank in Lake Michigan during a gale.

-Imports - 26.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Oct 1871