The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Oct 1893

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The damage to the str. Hecla will amount to about the same as the injury done the str. Colonial. The damage is of a similar nature.

John O'Hagan, Picton, was the captain of the schr. J.D. Sawyer, lost during the big gale on Lake Michigan. All hands were saved.

The str. Cuba, from Cleveland, and the str. Corsican, from Montreal, on the Magnet's trip to Hamilton, were the arrivals at Swift's dock this morning.

This morning the pumps belonging to Donnelly & Sons wrecking company were removed from the str. Hecla. She is now in the dry-dock for investigation, and it is expected that it will take two weeks to complete repairs. Capt. Parsons, of Buffalo, is here representing Smith & Davis, who hold the risk, and Mr. Woods, superintendent of the marine railway at Ogdensburg, is here on behalf of the owners.

Belonged To Picton - Detroit, Oct. 21st - Joseph Hargraves, mate, and his son John, on the steamer Riverside, now given up for lost, were residents of Picton, Ont., or its near vicinity, where the elder owned a farm.

It Is The Wreck Of The Benton - Port Colborne, Oct. 21st - A son of Capt. Duff, of the ill-fated schooner Benson, sunk off this port, was here today, and went out on a tug to the wreck. He said the spars standing are those of his father's vessel. He will offer a reward and try to recover the bodies of his father and brother. He searched along the beach, but found no traces of any of the missing crew.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Oct 1893