Maritime History of the Great Lakes

Hastings (Steamboat), aground, 29 Sep 1878

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Kingston, Ont., Sept. 25. -- The ocean fellows, WINONA and FLORETTA, arrived here today with the rest of the fleet that have been detained by the break in the canal. The will lighten tomorrow and proceed to the brimy.
      The 1,000 ton ship GARDEN ISLAND, built by Calvin & Breck, opposite this city, last season, has been in the European trade since, and , they say, is paying them much better than their canal schooner, and that they regret they did not begin building this class of vessel sooner. They intend laying the keel of another this winter. The GARDEN ISLAND cleared $5,000 on her last trip. The experiment demonstrates that our Western ship-yards can profitably engage in this business as soon as the enlargement of the Welland canal will permit the passage of ships of this capacity, which is thought here will be in the course of the next two years.
      The passenger steamer HASTINGS ran ashore last night at Salt Point, and has not yet been released.
      Chicago Inter Ocean
      Monday, September 30, 1878

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.004722 Longitude: -77.684444
William R. McNeil
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Hastings (Steamboat), aground, 29 Sep 1878