The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Nov 1894

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p.1 Incidents of the Day - William Derry, chief engineer of the St. Lawrence River Steamboat Co., is in Toronto on business in connection with the company and with regard to the purchasing of a new boiler for the steamer Maud which will be docked tomorrow for improvements.

The steamer Jessie Bain was released from Davis' dry-dock yesterday.


Called at Gunn's wharf yesterday: str. Cuba, Montreal to St. Catharines; str. Melbourne, Montreal to Toronto.

The sloops Maggie L. and Idlewild, South Bay, barley; schr. Two Brothers, Picton, wheat; schr. Ballou, Belleville, peas, are the arrivals at Richardson's dock this morning.

The str. Rideau Belle, sunk near Belle's Island, Friday night, was raised by the Donnelly wrecking and salvage company, Saturday, and arrived at this port the same night. The steamer struck ice and knocked a hole in her bow. She settled in a few minutes. The water was low or the result would have been disastrous. As it was the water was over her main deck. With the exception of a couple of barrels of sugar there was no damage done to cargo. The hole was patched up, the pumps set to work, and in a few hours the steamer was afloat again. This is the second accident the Belle has had this season. She was sunk near Perth early in the summer.

p.4 Gales On The Lakes - Detroit, Nov. 12th - Reports from lake ports show that the north-west gale is still prevailing on Lakes Erie, Huron and Superior and in the Straits of Mackinaw. The schooner Richard Wilson broke away from the steam-barge Inter-Ocean at Alleghan and ran on Sulphur Island Reef, breaking the steering gear. It is thought here that the wreckage washed ashore near Ossiniki is from the wreck of the Wilson, which sank off Thunder Bay Island two weeks ago. A steamer captain reported that he passed the wreckage with a man lashed to the rigging.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Nov 1894