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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Oct 1896

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The sloop Madcap cleared last night for Wolfe Island to load grain.

The schrs. Annandale and Collier are at the spile dock with coal for the K. & P. Co.

The str. Morley, light, cleared for Oswego last night, to load coal for upper lake ports.

The schr. Pilot, here with a cargo of grain, cleared last night for Prescott to discharge.

The str. Topeka, Chicago, arrived this morning with 50,000 bushels of corn for the M.T. Co.

The str. D.D. Calvin, light, passed up through the Welland Canal last night bound for Ontonagan.

The schr. Highland Beauty, Frenchman's Bay, is at Richardson & Sons' elevator with a cargo of barley.

The str. St. Lawrence will be discharged tonight, and will clear for Oswego to load coal for upper lake ports.

The str. Rosemount and consorts, Fort William, arrived this morning with 160,000 bushels of wheat for the M.T. Co.

The tug Hall arrived from Montreal last night, with four light barges, and cleared this morning with three barges, grain laden.

The schr. Queen of the Lakes, grain laden, from Fort William, cleared the Welland canal last night, bound for this city.

p.2 Collins Bay, Oct. 8th - ....The Lesslie company's boats have nearly all gone into winter quarters and business is rather dull....

p.4 The steamer Arabian called at Swift's wharf yesterday on her way from Montreal to Duluth.


Erie, Pa., Oct. 9th - There are grave apprehensions that the str. Sanalac, of Bay City, was lost in the gale which prevailed on Lake Erie Tuesday and Wednesday. The Sanalac left Toledo, with the barge Oneonta in tow Monday night, for Midland, Ont. The gale increased in energy, and the steamer and her barge being light were terribly tossed. Wednesday afternoon, when about fifteen miles west of here Capt. Hanna, of the Sanalac, blew signals to Capt. Shean, of the barge, that he was going to cast off his line. Capt. Shean wanted him to run for Erie. Hanna replied that he was sinking, then Shean observed that the crew of the Sanilac were putting pails into the life boats, preparatory to abandoning her. The Sanilac was headed for Conneaut, Ohio. The air was so full of snow that the steamer was soon lost sight of. The Oneonta drifted about and finally saved herself from going on to the beach by getting a hold with her anchors. There are no tidings of the Sanilac or of her crew of twelve men.

The Steamer Safe.

Ashtabula, Ohio, Oct. 9th, 3 p.m. - The Sanilac is safe in this port. She came in yesterday morning and was windbound here all day.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Oct 1896