The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Sep 1892

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The schr. B.W. Folger cleared for Sodus Point today to load coal for Kingston.

A wind storm was experienced by boats on the river yesterday. Between Cornwall and Prescott the prop. Acadia was damaged.

The prop. Escanaba, Chicago, arrived at Portsmouth with 44,000 bushels of grain. She will clear for Oswego to load coal for upper lake ports.

Several of the vessels have been obliged to lay up, some for the season and others till something turns up. The schr. Oliver Mowat is waiting for something to do at Port Hope.

The prop. Lake Michigan is aground in Lake St. Louis, about a mile from Lachine. The boat went ashore on Saturday night in a fog. A tug attempted to pull her off, but unsuccessfully, and the boat will have to be lightened. Another tug with lighters was sent to her assistance. It will be necessary to take out about 2,000 bushels before the Lake Michigan can be got off. She was from Toledo and had 10,000 bushels of corn.

A Fine Craft - The steam yacht Truant, which arrived here on Saturday evening and left Sunday morning, was built on Rhode Island for Mrs. Newberry, of Detroit, for $70,000. The craft is very handsome and elegantly equipped. This is her first trip. Her owner is wealthy. She subscribed $75,000 towards the building of the Presbyterian church in Detroit, to be presided over by Rev. W.W. Carson.


Storm On Lake Ontario.

Oswego, N.Y., Sept. 27th - A fearful storm of wind and rain raged here all night and yesterday. The wind recorded 50 miles an hour, but blew much harder on the lake. The schooner Gazelle was capsized this morning near Fair Haven. The crew clung to the wreck and drifted ashore, with the exception of a sailor named Wilson, who was drowned. Fears are entertained for other vessels known to be out.

Wrecked At Big Sandy Creek.

Watertown, N.Y., Sept. 27th - The three-masted schooner John Burt, laden with 23,000 bushels of corn, bound for Oswego, was wrecked at 11 o'clock yesterday near the mouth of Big Sandy Creek, on Lake Ontario. One of the crew and the female cook, whose names have not been learned, were drowned. The vessel, it is believed, will be a total loss.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Sep 1892