The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Nov 1874

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p.2 W.C. 3.




The late blows have been more severe on vessels than the dwellers upon land could have imagined from the slight disturbances they made. Yesterday evening word came of misfortune happening to nine vessels near this port and to-day one more is added to the list of casualties. There have been so comparatively few vessels in commission that these accidents are proportionately high in number, even for the worst of gales, which certainly these late ones have not been.

The following boats are ashore on the south side of Amherst Island: Steambarge Lothair and consort, bound up, light; schr. Charm with barley, Napanee, to Oswego; schooners Sea Bird and Paragon, light; schr. Ariel, from the Bay to Oswego, Barley.

The Propellor R.W. Stanley, an almost new Western boat, laden with apples from South Shore for Kingston, and the steambarge Norman, of this port, light, are lying aground at the Gull Shoal.

The schooner Carleton, light, is ashore in the upper gap, and the schr. Ballou loaded with stone for Charlotte, is stranded at the head of Howe Island.

The steamers John A. Macdonald and Chieftain and tug Lady Franklin, under command of Captains Donnelly and Allen, with lighters, have gone to the rescue from port.

A large number of Propellers are lying in port awaiting a subsidence of the gale in order to proceed upwards.

The schooner Scarth arrived down yesterday, having weathered the storm.

-Imports - 4.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Nov 1874