The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Nov 1895

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p.1 Incidents of the Day - Capt. Thos. Donnelly is on his way to Midland to investigate the wreck of the prop. W.B. Hall.


The barge Albina is being loaded with 12,000 bushels of peas at Richardson's elevator for shipment to Montreal.

The str. Alexandria was raised on Sunday by Donnelly Bros. and taken to Montreal where she was docked for repairs.

Passed Port Colborne: Str. Melbourne, Toledo to Montreal, corn; str. Bannockburn and barge, Fort William to Kingston, wheat.

The steambarge W.B. Hall, which was ashore in Georgian Bay, was released on Sunday and taken to Midland. Part of her cargo is insured. It was consigned to Crane & Baird, Toronto.

Drunken Sailors In Court - two men from same vessel - both fined $1 and costs or ten days.

p.4 Adrift With A Poisoned Crew - Port Huron, Nov. 5th - The entire crew of the steamer Sadie Shepard was poisoned by eating pancakes in which some bad soda had been used. Dennis Smith, of Lexington, Mich., has died, and it is feared the seven others of the crew will not recover. The steamer drifted aimlessly about the lake, having no one on board well enough to manage her, until late Saturday afternoon she was brought into port.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Nov 1895