The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Apr 1873

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p.2 Disaster On Lake Ontario - The Rochester Union states as follows: "On Saturday night a disaster occurred on Lake Ontario about ten or twelve miles east of the mouth of the Gennessee (sic) river. The steam tug Mollie Spencer went on Friday to the Ontario pier in Wayne county with a large scow which was loaded there with iron ore from the Ontario mines for the blast furnaces at Charlotte. The scow was well laden with about 130 tons. On the way back a gale came up, and when the tug was off Lyon's Point the scow foundered in the heavy seas. There were three men on board who were rescued by the tug, which was in command of Capt. J.B. Estes, an old navigator, who understood his business."

-The Royal Mail Line - str. Corsican to start from Prescott on 29th.

-The Late Col. Simpson - had been appointed Collector of Customs at Coteau du Lac in 1822.

-ad for Cape Vincent, Garden Island, Wolfe Island and Gananoque Steamboat Route - gives schedules for Maud, Pierrepont, Watertown & Gazelle.

p.3 Launches - 2 launches at Andrews' shipyard at Port Dalhousie - a prop. for Elgin Transportation Co. and a sailing vessel for Captain S. Neelon and sold by him to Breck & Booth of Kingston. [St. Cath. News]

-The Ferry Boats - new proprietors have added str. Maud to line.

-The Ice - still blocking access to lake; tug Hiram A. Calvin took 3 days to tow out 3 vessels.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Apr 1873