The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Aug 1878

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p.2 ad - Cape Vincent, Garden Island, Wolfe Island and Gananoque Steamboat Route - Maud, Pierrepont and Geneva - with schedule - August 28th.

p.3 Run Aground - Last evening the steamer Admiral in attempting to cross from Grenadier Island to Alexandria Bay light. She struck a shoal above the channel. After about two hours the U.S. Revenue Cutter Manhattan passed down, and, being signalled, went to her assistance, but up to nine o'clock had been unable to get her off. The Manhattan in pulling, broke a spar of the Admiral, which, in flying, struck one or two of the passengers, but did not injure them much. The steamer Faxton went down but could not take hold of her on account of the Admiral being in Canadian water. The Admiral is raised about a foot and a half in the water at her bow, but is not leaking. The steamer Mary Plumb took the Admiral's excursionists back to Ogdensburg, there being about three hundred from Malone and Brushton, having come to Ogdensburg via O. & L.C. Railway, thence by steamer.

Tug Race - The Oswego Times says: The grand race between the tug Morey, of this city, and the yacht Lizzie, of Alexandria Bay, to come off on the St. Lawrence river, on Thursday next, if the Lizzie doesn't back water, is over a course of fifty miles. From Alexandria Bay to Clayton is twenty-four miles. The proposition is to start from a mile below the Bay and run to Clayton, a distance of twenty-three miles, turn a stake boat and return. There will be an exciting time among the rocky isles of the St. Lawrence about the time the Morey and Lizzie are passing.

Out On a Cruise - yacht G.S. Oldrieve

Accident To the Maud - broke crank pin about five miles from Gananoque, tug Franklin despatched to her assistance.

The Cape Route - about change of schedule.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Aug 1878