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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Oct 1895

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The sloop Dandy cleared for canal ports this morning with freight.

The tug Walker, with four barges grain laden, cleared for Montreal last night.

The str. Omaha with corn has been chartered at Chicago to Kingston at four and a half cents.

The schr. Fleetwing is unloading coal at Swift's elevator. She will return to Oswego for another cargo.

The prop. Orion was expected to arrive today with grain for Richardson Bros. She is from Fort William.

The prop. Glengarry and consort Minnedosa cleared this morning for Fort William to load wheat for the M.T. Co.

The schr. Wave Crest, Capt. Corson, from Oswego to Hamilton, lost her jibboom in a gale Sunday night and had to put into Port Dalhousie.

The tug Petrel, of the Collinsby rafting company, was engaged for a couple of hours Saturday dragging for the anchor and chain lost by the company during the raising of the str. Armstrong some years ago at Brockville. Like previous attempts this one was also unsuccessful.


Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Oct. 1st - The terrific northwast gale which has raged here for two days continues to do great damage to shipping. It is reported that two large steamers are ashore at Keweenaw Point. The captain of the Schuykill, which arrived from Duluth yesterday morning, says he could not make out who they were, but thought they were the Matoa and Masaba, belonging to the Minnespota company, and valued at $20,000. The steamers cleared from Two Harbors yesterday for Cleveland loaded with iron ore. The point where they are aground is said to be the most dangerous one of any on the whole chain of lakes. From White Fish Point comes the report that a schooner is flying signals of distress. Two tugs have gone to her rescue.

At Shelldrake the barges Carney and Lillie May, of the Nellie Torrent tow, are ashore and total losses. Twenty boats are anchored between here and Iroquois Point and above the encampment several large steamers are awaiting an abatement of the gale.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Oct 1895