The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 May 1875

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p.2 The R.M. Line - Corsican, Corinthian and Spartan to start soon.

Marine Notes - arrivals and departures; the sch. Clara Belle of Sandusky was wrecked off Leamington; a barge laden with iron ore was supposed to be lost on Lake Ontario, but it made safe anchorage 20 miles east of Genessee River.

ad for R. & 0. Navigation Co. - Royal Mail Through Line - gives schedule for Corinthian, Corsican and Spartan.


p.3 Wrecking - Some of Messrs. Calvin & Breck's wreckers are today endeavoring to get their steamer Wellington off Spectacle Island, and another section of them today left in the steamer Chieftain to go to the rescue of the schooner Three Friends, ashore at Presqu'Isle. The steam-barge Norman was sent to the Ducks to lighten the wrecked schooner Star of railroad iron. The disaster to the Three Friends is thus reported:

Brighton, May 3rd - The schooner Three Friends, Capt. Malone, of Oswego, loaded with plaster and water-lime from Oswego to Toronto, went ashore about noon yesterday east of Presqu'Isle harbor. She encountered a fearful gale, in which she lost the greater part of her canvas. When opposite Charlotte she ran for safety to Presqu'Isle, but not being able to wear far enough in, she threw out both anchors and parted her cables in a short time. She drifted into the quicksand and may be a total wreck. The crew were saved after being in the rigging about eighteen hours.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 May 1875