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Daily News (Kingston, ON), 21 Nov 1879

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Detroit, Nov. 21st - A Sand Beach, Mich., special says: The barge Prairie State, which went on the reef last night, has gone to pieces. Two men are missing. The barge Lewis Wells has gone to pieces. The body of her captain, William Little, of Saginaw City, also a sailor, named Wood, of London, were found. Wm. Ogden, sailor, and two others, are missing. The tow barge William Raynor is also on the reef, and will probably be a total wreck. The crew were saved. The tug Whiting and schooner Hutchinson have sunk. They are probably not damaged much. The crew of the schooner suffered terribly, but were finally rescued by a volunteer crew, who manned a new life saving boat, recently sent there by the Government, for which no regular crew have been appointed.

Oswego, Nov. 21st - The report that three men from the tow of the tug Seymour, named Geroud, Woods and Morreau, were safe at Walcot, proves untrue. These make a total of nine lives lost.

Picton, Nov. 21st - The propellor Lake Ontario, from Montreal to Hamilton, loaded with 250 tons pig iron, went ashore last night on Green Island, in the mouth of South Bay. She is hard on, and lying easy, is not damaged. Calvin & Breck have been telegraphed to for a tug. It is expected that she will be got off tonight.

Pentwater, Mich., Nov. 20th - schr. Mercury on beach; crew saved by lifeboat from Ludington.

Toronto - schooners Hercules and Pandora collide.

South Bay, Nov. 21st - The schr. Wood Duck, of Frenchman's Bay, light, went ashore on the False Ducks the night before last. The captain has sent for a tug to take her off.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), 21 Nov 1879