The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Nov 1896

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p.1 Engaged To Carry Grain - Port Huron, Mich., Nov. 24th - The str. Tilley has been chartered to load grain from Port Arthur to Prescott at seven and three-quarters cents. This is the banner charter of the season.



Hamilton, Nov. 24th - Several other members of the crew of the wrecked propeller Acadia returned home last evening. There is a romance connected with the last trip of the propeller. It appears that George Frend, purser, and Mrs. Annie Perkins, the cook, were married at Amherstburg, and were enjoying their honeymoon when the Acadia was blown ashore. Mr. & Mrs. Frend returned to the city with Capt. Clifford and the other members of the crew. They say that when the boat was struck the storm was so fearful in force that the breakers could not be heard for the howling of the wind. The eleven members of the crew who were taken to the lighthouse rowed over a rough sea for six and a half hours, and it was a wonder they were not drowned, in fact the men left in charge of the wrecked boat did not know they were saved until the Tilley came along. The Acadia is a total wreck, the cargo of grain having gone through the bottom of the boat.

NETS FULL OF FISH - Windsor, Nov. 24th - The Canadian cruiser Petrel is in Windsor. She reports having seized 35 nets belonging to Lay Bros., Sandusky, Ohio. She also pursued the boat from which they were set, but the fishermen got back into American waters before they could be overtaken. The nets were full of fish.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Nov 1896