The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Sep 1878

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p.2 Ald. Gaskin mentions bonus to dry-dock, repairs to vessels at Kingston and Portsmouth not Montreal; Ald. Gaskin pushing for Sir John A. because Gunn is his competitor in forwarding business.

p.3 The Oswego Regatta - Kingston yachts Emma and Mystery noted.

The Big Blow - Last night the wind blew a fearful gale, in fact there was a big blow all yesterday afternoon, but in the evening the storm increased, changing to several points, but finally blowing fiercely and steadily from the west, southwest. Today quite a few disasters are reported.

The schooner Richardson, light, bound from Oswego to the Bay of Quinte, dragged her anchor off Amherst Island and went ashore. The tug Hiram A. Calvin was sent to her assistance.

The schooner Starling, light, is ashore at Black River, Lake Erie, about thirty miles from Cleveland.

The Hibernian (sic - Hibernia ?) is reported to be waterlogged and capsized near Bath. She is laden with timber for Oswego.

The scow Pearl is also reported to be ashore at Bath.

The schooner Dundee arrived this morning minus a portion of her bulwarks, which she lost in the heavy sea last night on her passage down the lake to Kingston.

Travel - gales delay steamers.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Sep 1878