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Daily News (Kingston, ON), 22 Nov 1879

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The schr. Riverside ran into the harbour today for shelter. She started on Thursday from Oswego for Detroit with a load of coal. Off the Devil's Nose she lost her mainsail and ran to the Ducks. This morning it was intended to run to Kingston but the weather was so severe that the Captain slipped his chain and left it buoyed. He experienced very rough weather.

The steambarge Lothair arrived in Kingston yesterday afternoon, having run in for shelter. She left Wellington for Chicago on Wednesday with the barge Corisande in tow, but owing to the severity of the gale she was compelled to let go the barge and run for shelter. She was perfectly covered with ice. The crew passed a terrible night. The Captain of the schooner Riverside reports the barge anchored off Timber Island.

South Bay, Nov. 22nd - The propeller Acadia came in last night and left again at 2 a.m., but had to return as the wind has changed to the south. The propeller Africa came in last night towing propeller City of Belleville, which broke her wheel and rudder near Salmon Point. The tug John A. Macdonald went to the assistance of the propeller Lake Ontario.

Oswego, Nov. 22nd - The schooner W.B. Phelps went ashore on Monday night near Glen Arbor, Michigan. Lost: Captain Dan Kelly of Oswego; Frank Golden (cook) Sandusky; George Kelly, Oswego; Robert Downey, Oswego, and one man whose name is unknown.

Port Colborne, Nov. 21st - Down -

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), 22 Nov 1879