The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Oct 1897

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Probable A Disaster.

Port Stanley, Oct. 19th - The dominion cruiser Petrel, Capt. Dunn, reports having passed through a field of hardwood lumber about one hour's run south from this port on Wednesday last, 13th inst. On the 14th, quantities of lumber came ashore between here and Port Burwell and a spar with a good sail and rigging attached has been picked up at Port Burwell. A water barrel has also been picked up at Port Bruce. What appears to have been a marine disaster must have happened off here in the storm of the 11th but up to the present writing the name of the vessel which had evidently been loaded with hardwood lumber has not been learned.



The sloop Laura D., South Bay, is in port with 25,000 bushels of rye, consigned to Richardson & Sons.

The sloop Idlewild, Howe Island, today discharged 1,500 bushels of oats at Richardson & Sons' elevator.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, Oct. 18th - Down: steamer Niagara, Lorain to Prescott, railroad iron.

Port Dalhousie, Oct. 18th - Down: Rosedale, Fort William to Kingston, wheat; steamer Tilley, West Superior to Prescott, wheat; schooner Merritt, West Superior to Prescott, wheat; steamer Cuba, Cleveland to Montreal, general cargo; steamer Persia, St. Catharines, general cargo; steamer Iona, Chicago to Oswego, corn; steamer Ketcham (sic), Chicago to Ogdensburg, wheat.


Ready For Launching.

The work of caulking one of the steel barges, building at the locomotive works, will be completed by tomorrow night, and by the end of the week she will be ready for launching. Work on the second barge will be pushed to a speedy termination.

Relics of 1812 Found.

Windsor, Oct. 19th - The government dredge Ontario is at work in the channel opposite the Cuddy-Mullen coal shute at Amherstburg. A number of interesting relics of the war of 1812, such as cannon balls, flint locks and swords, are being brought up in large numbers.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Oct 1897