The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Nov 1878

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p.3 The Steamers - The propeller City of Montreal got into Collingwood with a portion of her bulwarks stove in, wheelhouse smashed, and other mishaps. The cargo was not damaged.

The steamer Algerian arrived at Toronto from South Bay on Sunday and in the face of some rough weather went on to Hamilton. The Corsican on the way up from Kingston on Sunday and ran into South Bay for a few hours rest, the weather and sea were so heavy.

A Hard Fate - On reading the account of the loss of the sailor Dulmage, by drifting across the lake in a yawl, in which he perished from exhaustion and cold, many will have wondered why some effort was not made by the vessels lying at South Bay to pick him up. That they knew of Dulmage's unfortunate position is apparent, unsuccessful efforts having been made to reach him by lines and a small boat. It would have been an easy matter for one of the many schooners to hoist her canvass and go in pursuit of the drifting yawl, and the Captains who could have rendered relief and did not, are really guilty of gross inhumanity, which should be punished if within the power of the law.

Lighthouse Inspector - On account of ill health Mr. Darius Smith, of Westbrooke, has resigned the office of Lighthouse Inspector...

Currency - a new elevator with a tower 56' high built by Rathbun at Mill Point.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Nov 1878