The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Oct 1895

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The strs. North King and Hamilton are at Swift's wharf being stripped, preparatory to going into winter quarters.


The Annie Falconer is wind bound here. She is waiting for the wind to moderate to get across the lake.

The str. Melbourne, from Toledo, arrived this morning with 22,700 bushels of wheat for the M.T. Co.

The sloops Laura D. and Pilot cleared yesterday for Bay of Quinte ports to load grain for Richardson Bros.

The tug Active cleared for Oswego on Saturday with three light barges and arrived back this morning with them laden with coal.

The tug Thompson arrived in port from Montreal on Saturday with four light barges and returned today with three coal laden.

Quite a gale of wind was blowing from the southwest today, preventing the few sailing vessels in commission at this port from moving about.

Carter Bros. received a despatch from Nanticoke to send a tug to the schr. G.W. Davis, ashore at Hoover's Point, forty miles above Port Colborne. The tug Mary left to her assistance.

The schr. John Schuette, bound from Toledo to Oswego, corn cargo, arrived at Port Colborne in a leaking condition. The captain is awaiting orders as to having destination of the cargo changed to Buffalo. Owing to gales the schr. Atmosphere made the harbor for shelter. She is bound up the lake with coal from Buffalo.



Capt. W.O. Zealand, of this city, is satisfied that there is no truth in the story that wreckage found in Lake Ontario was part of the hull of the Zealand, a Hamilton vessel that was lost, with all on board, fifteen years ago. Capt. Zealand says:

"The Zealand foundered many miles from the south shore and at least fifty miles from the locality mentioned. Had she been near the south shore that night she might still have been running, for, it being a southwest gale, there was some little shelter off that shore, and one or two boats lived through it that were fortunate enough to be on that side, whilst five or six, or all that were near the same locality, were lost with the Zealand. Of course in the Zealand disaster there were no survivors, but we knew when she left Toronto the course she would steer and exactly where she would be when the gale struck her; then, judging from the wind and sea and the locality in which wreckage came ashore, etc., we could form a pretty good idea of where she disappeared, which was nearer the north shore and about on a line between Port Hope and Long Point, and in probably from forty to sixty fathoms of water. Unless she has made a submarine trip during the past fifteen years, she certainly cannot be located anywhere near the south shore." [Hamilton Times]

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Oct 1895