The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Oct 1875

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p.1 Steamboats - Faxton and Kelly laid up at Clayton; West, Rambler and Juanita and Carroll running; owners of Queen are about organizing a stock company, with a capital of $15,000, for the purpose of building a new boat, to be of sufficient size and speed to do all the work required of her. [Gananoque Reporter]

p.2 W.C. - 18.

-some Chicago wreckers have found in Lake Erie a schooner with a cargo of whiskey sunk 23 years ago.

p.3 Swifts Wharf - steamers calling.

-Freights - wheat to Kingston 6¢.

-Off - The str. Picton no longer on Toronto-Port Dalhousie route.

-Imports - 16, 18.

Oct. 20, 1875

p.2 W.C. - 18.

-Imports - 19,20.

p.3 The Picton - a favorite on her route. [St. Kitts News]

-The Marine Railway - The schooner Florida will not go upon her intended voyage to South America this season. She reached here too late to receive her full outfit, and enable her to take her deck load of lumber from Quebec by the 15th inst., after which date craft are deterred from leaving on such trips as that for which the Florida was chartered. As soon as the ice takes the work on the dry dock will be pushed along rapidly.

-Iron Ore - 3000 tons brought by K. & P. R.R. from Glendower mines for shipment to American ports.

-Extinguishers - The Canadian Minister of Marine has issued an order that all steamboats carrying passengers must supply themselves with chemical fire extinguishers.

-Swifts Wharf - steamers calling.

-Wrecked - A telegram from Charlotte to the Rochester Express says: The schr. Richmond, Captain Keith, with a cargo of poplar wood for the Rochester Paper Company, was struck by a squall a few miles off Charlotte, on Saturday night, at 10 o'clock. The vessel missed the piers and was driven down the lake. When off Irondeqoit Bay she sprung a leak and sunk. The crew of 4 men and 1 woman cook took to the rigging and remained there until 9 o'clock on Sunday morning, when they were rescued in a half-frozen condition by the yacht Confidence, off Nine Mile Point, where the vessel had drifted during the night. No lives lost.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Oct 1875