The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Oct 1895

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p.1 The Crew Is Safe - Wiarton, Oct. 26th - Capt. McAulay, of the J.H. Jones, arrived this morning from Duck Islands and reports seeing the barge Attwater ashore twenty miles this side of Duck Islands, on the Manitoulin. She is washed up high and dry. The yawl boat is on the beach opposite the barge. The crew are safely landed. There are plenty of farm houses close by. No signs of the tug McGroh (McGreh ?).



The sloop Madcap is at Richardson's elevator with a cargo of peas from Bath.

The barge Montreal is taking on a load of buckwheat at Richardson's for Montreal.

The str. H.P. Bigelow came up the canal this morning, and tied up at Swift's wharf.

The sloop Peruvian, from Rideau canal ports, is at Richardson's elevator with eighty tons of hay.

The str. Hamilton made her usual call at Swift's on her regular trip between Hamilton and Montreal.

Marine Insurance Losses - Toronto - Oct. 26th - A local insurance man says that so far this season the insurance companies have lost heavily on their marine business, a good many losses having been incurred through low water on the lakes and rivers. Present rates on this class of insurance are very heavy, and there is a chance before Dec. 5th of the companies recovering part of their losses. The companies last season made large profits on marine risks, but at best they will be small this year.

Affairs of the Hour - The salvage from the wrecked Severn and Africa is held by Joseph Bradley, who demands money for it. Constables from Wiarton attempted to arrest him, but he barricaded the road to his hut. They then tried to reach his place on a tug, but after being out for three days in a storm returned to Wiarton for "further instructions."

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Oct 1895