The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Nov 1895

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The schr. Acacia cleared today for Charlotte to load coal for this port.

The prop. Cuba arrived in this morning from Toledo, with 24,000 bushels of corn.

The tug Thomson, from Montreal arrived this morning with six light barges.

The schr. Queen of the Lakes is in from Oswego with a cargo of coal for the M.T. Co.

The barge Minnedosa grounded in Port Colborne harbor Saturday morning, and the steamer Glengarry released her about three o'clock in the afternoon. The Minnedosa lightened at the elevator before going down the canal.

Word was received yesterday that the prop. D.D. Calvin and consorts Ceylon and Augusta had been released and would proceed on their course to this city. It is thought the Augusta, which received damages, is not injured to any extent.

The Water Was Lower - Chief Horsey states that the water in the harbor was considerably lower in 1846 than it is at present. He remembers that in the year named - he was a boy then, forty-nine years ago - the shoal close beside the martello tower in front of the city hall could be plainly seen. He, with his companions, used to fish from the shoal, standing in the water, which was only ankle deep. The top of the coffer dam around the tower was then above water.

p.2 Deseronto, Nov. 11th - ....The Hero is on the ways here having the hole in her side repaired, the result of a collision with the barge Nile....The railway transfer barge Osiris has been busy carrying apples to Deseronto from Picton for transfer over the Bay of Quinte railway....

p.4 Likely To Be Released Tonight - A despatch from Tobermoray states that the schooner Worts is not much damaged, although there is some water in her hold, and that both vessels will likely be released tonight if the weather remains fine. The powerful tug Petrel and a gang of men are working at the wrecking assiduously, and Wm. Lesslie, of the Collins Bay rafting company, owners of the other stranded vessel, the steamer City of Owen Sound, and Capt. Solomon Sylvester are at the scene overseeing the operations.

General Paragraphs - The prop. St. Magnus, after a checkered career, has been turned into a lumber scow. She was built in 1873.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Nov 1895