The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Oct 1898

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p.1 A Kingston Vessel Ashore - Capt. McAuley, of the steamer J.J. Long, has reported at Wiarton that the schooner Edward Blake is ashore on Duck Island, Lake Huron. She was driven ashore during a snow storm on Thursday night and is likely to become a total loss. She was laden with supplies from Sarnia to Colliers' Circle. It is thought most of the cargo can be saved. The Blake is owned by Thomas Mills, banker.



A pinflat loaded oats at Richardsons' elevator this morning for Montreal.

The schooner Acacia arrived from Charlotte today with coal for R. Crawford.

The schooner Eliza White, from Toronto, is discharging barley at Clark's malt house.

The M.T. company's new marine ways have been placed in the slip south-west of the elevator.

Saturday's storm delayed the steamer North King several hours, and she did not reach port until after three o'clock yesterday afternoon.

Another boat of the Atlantic coast fleet was successfully taken down the rapids yesterday. The heavy gale from the east today would prove a check to the work.

Arrivals at Richardsons' elevator: schooner Kate Eccles, Colborne, peas; sloop Laura D., bay ports, peas; schooner St. Peter, Toledo, corn; tug Maggie May and barge Dandy, Seeley's Bay, light.

Arrivals at M.T. company's elevator: schooner Trade Wind, Port Hope, 9,600 bushels of wheat and rye; schooner Oliver Mowat, Toronto, 12,800 bushels of peas, wheat and rye; steamer Samoa and consort Celtic, Duluth, 92,500 bushels of flax seed; tug Walker, Sodus Point, two coal laden barges; tug Thomson, Montreal, three light barges; sloop Two Brothers, lake ports, peas. Departures: tug Thomson, Charlotte, with two barges to load coal; tug Walker, Montreal, four barges; schooner Oliver Mowat, Toronto, light; steamer Samoa and Celtic, canal, light; schooner Trade Wind, lake ports, light.

p.3 Sank In Detroit River - Toledo, Oct. 17th - The steamer Colby collided with and sunk the schooner Nassau, at the mouth of the Detroit river. The Nassau was headed for Buffalo with a cargo of wheat. The crew of the Nassau was saved by the Saugatouk. The loss will reach nearly $50,000.

p.6 Late Afternoon Events - The steamer Armenia is bound down the lake for Garden Island with the last cargo of timber this season.

The schooner Two Brothers is flying her flag at half mast out of respect for the late Anthony Crawford.

Nine large steamers and consorts are at Deseronto with iron ore brought down from Michigan.

The steamer Bothnia cleared yesterday for Toledo to load grain for this port.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Oct 1898