The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Oct 1878

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p.3 Arrivals - At the St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Co's dock the schooner Garibaldi, from Point Stanley, arrived with 4,222 bushels of wheat. The propeller Ocean, from Chicago, lightened 4,000 bushels of wheat and passed down.


Sarnia, Oct. 29th - The Canadian steamer J.C. Clark, which plies between Sarnia and Wallaceburg, ran aground below St. Clair.

South Bay, Ont., Oct. 29th - The schooner J.N. Carter was discovered on fire in the forecastle on Sunday. The flames were extinguished, after great exertions; damage about $500.

Port Colborne, Oct. 28th - The schooner J.G. McGrath, bound from Point au Pelee to St. Catherines, with stone, foundered off Long Point this morning. The crew arrived here safe, after pulling forty miles in a small boat. They were all about done out when a tug picked them up. Captain Macaulay, of the wrecked schooner says the conduct of the captain of the propeller Araxes cannot be too severely condemned, for his unfeeling and inhuman course. The McGrath was in close company with the propeller, and was flying signals of distress. The captain of the propeller made no effort to respond. The McGrath went down in full view of the propeller, and even then not the slightest effort was made by the propeller to pick up the crew. The sea was running very high at the time, and there was scarcely a possibility that the small boat into which the crew managed to get could weather the storm. The captain of the Araxes - with perfect indifference allowed the suffering crew to be exposed to death. Fortunately the small boat did weather the storm, and the captain and crew arrived here this evening, after being out in this exposed condition about ten hours.

Oct. 31, 1878

p.2 The Atlantic Foundry - a letter to editor about bankruptcy of J. Brokenshire.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Oct 1878