The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), 25 Aug 1885

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p.1 Floating Facts - The schr. Annie M. Foster is discharging a cargo of soft coal at Swift's.

-The schrs. Maggie A. Muir and Taylor have cleared for Toledo to load timber.

-The schr. M.J. Cummings discharged 23,500 bushels of wheat at Prescott on Monday.

-The steamer Corsican, Toronto; steamer Algerian, Montreal; called at Swift's today.

-The schr. C.A. King arrived at Swift's on Saturday from Toledo with 620 tons of soft coal.

-The barge Dakota delivered a cargo of coal at Brockville on Monday. It consisted of 4,170 tons.

-The Canadian schr. Elgin has been turned over to the insurance companies as a constructive total loss.

-The steambarge Monteagle passed down the American channel yesterday on her way to Ogdensburg. She is probably the largest steambarge that has ever gone down the river.

-The schr. St. Lawrence was chartered at Chicago on Saturday to bring a cargo of 21,560 bushels of corn to Kingston at 3 1/2 cents, and the schr. Comanche will bring 21,000 bushels of wheat at 3 3/4 cents.

-The schr. Manitowoc, Ogdensburg, 35,000 bushels of corn; schr. Itasca, Kingston, 23,000 bushels of wheat; schr. Middlesea, Ogdensburg, 41,000 bushels of wheat; schr. St. Lawrence, Kingston, 21,000 bushels of corn; schr. C.B. Jones, Ogdensburg, 35,000 bushels of corn; prop. W.J. Averill, Kingston, 65,000 bushels of wheat; prop. D.M. Wilson, Ogdensburg, 35,000 bushels of corn cleared from Chicago on Sunday.


A Milwaukee despatch of the 22nd says: The crew of the schooner Lily Hamilton, consisting of Capt. Stalker and seven men, arrived here today and reported the loss of their vessel, which sunk twenty miles south-east of Cana Island, Lake Michigan, at 4:30 o'clock yesterday morning, having filled in the heavy southerly sea, despite the efforts of her crew to keep her free from water. The crew lost all their effects, and were but a few minutes in the yawl when the vessel sank. They kept the small boat before the heavy sea for six hours, until picked up by one of the four barges in the tow of the tug Perret, which left them in the bay this morning. The Lily Hamilton was built by Pontine at Port Burwell in 1874, and measured 370 tons. She received extensive repairs in 1880, was valued at $6,500, and rated B-1 in the Canadian Lloyds. She was owned by Sutherland, of Port Burwell, and is insured in the Hull pool. She was on her way from Kincardine to Milwaukee with a cargo of 680 tons of salt. The cargo is fully insured. About four years ago she was ashore near Kingston.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), 25 Aug 1885