The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Jun 1877

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p.2 Belleville News - yacts Rivet and Resolute mentioned.

-a timber raft struck bridge pier at Victoria Bridge and broke up, crew of nine Indians were plunged into St. Mary's current, saved.


On Saturday the raising of the storm drum was rapidly followed by a fearful gale, which blew from the south. When about its height at eight o'clock the schooner Dan Lyon and schooner Belle Mitchell, the former laden with barley and the latter light, dragged their anchors off Stewart's wharf and ran against the schr. Wayne, which lay at the shipyard wharf, carrying away the latter's jibboom, which was broken off close to the cap.

During the gale which arose yesterday morning and blew from the south-west, several vessels dragged anchor off Garden Island. The Sam Cook, light, drifted to the foot of the island, from near the head; the Von Straubenzie, timber laden, dragged about a mile; and the schooners Groton and Northman likewise.

A small vessel, which came down the lake and passed down the river, is reported to have lost her deck load of staves.

Early yesterday morning the schr. Hippogriffe, grain laden, consigned to the M.T. Co., sailed on the Martello Tower shore. The Franklin (which by the way was kept busy by the gales) pulled her off.

W.W. - on Oswego Belle, a cow fell into the fire hole, took four hours to get her out.

Marine Notes - vessels passed Welland Canal: Oliver Mowat, Black River, Brockville, coal...

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Jun 1877