The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Oct 1872

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p.2 V.P.T.W.C. - 30.

-sch. Marysburg almost reached Cleveland, but had to run back to Long Point; she lost both anchors and main boom; sch. M.L. Collins lost main sail.

-City Council - Harbor Improvements - in the matter of Harbor improvement, the committee of the Council had not been once consulted; Mr. Kinghorn said he had brought a dredge here for private use, and hoped the Gov't would employ it in the harbor, but they did not.

p.3 The Gales - mentions reports from Detroit, Port Burwell, Goderich and Welland Canal (in another column) that tell a tale of sad loss of life and property.

-The Storm On Lake Erie - Detroit Sept. 30th - bark Butcher Boy sunk, probably a total loss; schooners Oades and Fayette ashore and badly damaged; Annie Vought collided with Butcher Boy and was badly damaged; schooners Van Valkenburg, Phalarope, Kenosha, Yankee Blade, Fenton, and Sweepstakes ashore, brig. Montezuma ashore and gone to pieces; lumber barges Trent, Harvest Belle and Detroit on beach.

-Goderich Sept. 30th - sch. Exchange ashore 7 miles north of here.

-Port Rowan Sept. 30th - scow Fenton and sch. Magdala ashore opposite this port.

-Port Burwell Sept. 30th - sch. Jas. Scott and barge Saginaw ashore, sch. Annittie Davis ashore at Port Bruce.

-sch. Lady Dufferin launched at Port Burwell on Saturday, capacity 24,000 bushels, valued at $25,000.

-steamer Advance, towing a raft, went ashore near Port Union, total wreck, insured for $10,000.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Oct 1872