The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Oct 1895

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p.1 The str. Bannockburn arrived from Charlotte on Saturday after coaling up, and left with her consorts Selkirk and Winnipeg for Fort William to load wheat for this port.

The tug Hall, from Montreal, arrived with four light barges this morning, and returned with the same number, grain laden.


The tug Active arrived in this morning from Charlotte light.

The str. Iona called at Swift's on her way from Montreal yesterday.

The sloop Pilot from Napanee is at Richardson's elevator with barley from Deseronto.

The barge Virginia is loading oats at Richardson Bros.' elevator for Montreal.

The schr. Batteau loaded wheat at Ricardson's and cleared for Stone Mills today.

The schr. Fabiola is discharging a cargo of coal at Folger Bros.' wharf. She is from Oswego.

The North King arrived from Charlotte yesterday, and left with Rochester excursionists last evening.

The tug Thomson arrived up from Montreal yesterday with six barges light, and cleared this morning with four grain laden.

The str. Naiad, which has taken the James Swift's route, called at Swift's wharf yesterday with the barge Dandy in tow.

The str. Glengarry is in the government drydock being caulked. When the work is finished she will clear for Fort William with the schr. Minnedosa to load wheat for this port.

p.4 General Paragraphs - The schr. Mystic Star, a three-master, struck on the boulders on the Lime Barrel shoal, about four miles from Sackett's Harbor, on Saturday. A rescuing party from Sackett's Harbor took off the crew on Sunday.

Damage To Vessels.

Amherstburg, Oct. 21st - The steamer John Craig struck about the lime kiln crossing yesterday and sank. They have a pump aboard pumping her cargo of wheat into the river. The cargo will be a total loss. No insurance on the vessel. The cargo is supposed to be insured.

The barge Page, wrecked on the dummy on Saturday, was brought here last evening leaking badly.

Cannot Find The Vessel.

Oscoda, Mich., Oct. 21st - The owners of the tug Petrel, missing for several days, have given her up as lost. Without doubt her crew of eight persons went to the bottom with her. Three tugs searched all day but found no trace of her. There is no theory as to what caused her to founder.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Oct 1895