The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Nov 1874

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p.2 Laid Up - the R.M. steamers Magnet and Corsican.

Ashore & Off - sch. Home was on Snake island, hauled off by Lady Franklin.

-ad for Cape Vincent, Garden Island, Wolfe Island and Gananoque Steamboat Routes, "74 - new schedules for Maud and Pierrepont.

W.C. - 13.

p.3 The Harbor - arrivals at Swift's.

Off Again - The wreckers have taken the barge Corsinair ? off the Amherst Island shore in good state.

-Imports - 11.

In The Gale - The schooner Annie Minnes, Capt. Clark, which left Port Hope Friday afternoon with lumber for Oswego, caught the breeze about ten o'clock, and her mainmast paid the penalty. At the time of the accident the crew were engaged in reefing, and had just settled the mainsail down a trifle, when a puff of wind struck the sail, wrenching the mainmast head off below the trestle trees. The main topmast, which descended with a rush, struck the foresail and tore it badly. When the wreck struck the water, the vessel became unmanageable, and fell off into the trough of the sea, in which she rolled until the captain feared the foremast would follow the mainmast. To save the vessel it was found necessary to cut adrift the wreck, which was done, and the mainsail, main boom and gaff, and standing rigging, with the maintopmast and gaff topsail, floated off. After the wreck was gone the vessel was headed before the wind, and ran down in a disabled condition until she was picked up by a tug. [Port Hope Times]

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Nov 1874