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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Nov 1900

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p.1 Pith of the News - A message from Lorain, twenty-five miles west of Cleveland, says that the schooner St. Lawrence has gone down off that port. The wind was blowing sixty miles an hour.

Unknown Vessel Lost - Dunnville, Ont., Nov. 23rd - An unknown vessel is supposed to have gone down near Port Maitland in the recent storm. Quantities of wreckage have been driven ashore and a portion of the cabin was found at Gull Island. The vessel was probably loaded with pulpwood, as much spruce has been picked up. Of the crew nothing is known.

p.2 A Fine Piece of Work - That section of the Cape Vincent breakwater given by contract to the Donnelly contracting company, Buffalo, was finished Monday of this week. The work has been performed in first class shape. Another year, as many feet will be built to the improvement Cape Vincent has been seeking for many years. The crib is to be 600 feet long.


The schooner Acacia cleared yesterday for Sodus.

M.T. company elevator arrivals: steamer Glengarry and coal laden barge from Charlotte; tug Thomson and four light barges from Montreal.

During the past season the steamer North King covered 33,000 miles at the average rate of twelve and a quarter miles an hour, including canal runs; the wheel made 3,000,000 revolutions. John Jarrell was captain, and O.J. Hickey, chief engineer.

p.4 Prey To Waves and Wind - All Night on Top of Cabin House - in Reach, this side of Washburn, Rideau canal, the barge Rover, Capt. Daniel Smith, at anchor waiting for fog to lift; swings around and gets holed on stump, family on roof top from five o'clock p.m. all night, captain made raft in morning and went ashore to get help, child dies from exposure; no insurance on boat or cargo - details.

p.5 Hurrah For The Gunboat - The crew of the steamer Pierrepont want it distinctly understood that the gunboat was not afraid of the hurricane on Wednesday afternoon. The reason the steamer did not return from Wolfe Island was because the water around Wolfe Island landing was too shallow to allow her to get well turned around in such a gale, which would have put her ashore before a complete turn was made. The Pierrepont crossed to the islands at three o'clock, when the storm was at its worst. No, the gunboat was not afraid.

p.6 Tug Thistle On The Beach - Cape Vincent, Nov. 23rd - The tugboat Thistle, lying at the breakwater, parted her lines during the heavy windstorm, and was driven ashore about two miles below this place. There was no one on the boat at the time of the accident. She will probably be released, but is considerably damaged.

The Calvin company's steamer Chieftain with wrecking apparatus left this afternoon for Montreal to attend to a vessel down there which suffered during Wednesday's hurricane.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Nov 1900