The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 28, 1881

Full Text

p.2 Atalanta Repairing



The str. Algerian passed up for Hamilton last night about 10 o'clock.

The storm drum has been ordered up. A moderate gale is expected from the eastward.

The dredge which has been operating at Portsmouth harbor, has been hauled out for caulking.

About fifteen feet of the bow of the str. Passport will have to be renewed as a result of the collision with the tug Traveller. She has been laid up.

A new boiler has arrived for the steam barge Indian. It will be put in place shortly. The boat will go on ways at once and be partially rebuilt.

The boiler of the tug Glide has been taken out and placed on the wharf. It is not yet decided whether to repair it or put in a new one, which will burn coal.

The wife of John Sproule, mate of the schr. Bigler, which ran ashore at the Detour Passage near Sault Ste. Marie some weeks ago, is anxious to learn the whereabouts of the vessel, as she has not heard from her husband or about the vessel for some time.

The schr. Grantham has tied up at Gunn's wharf for the winter. It is related by Capt. Donnelly that guided by his mate, on the last trip down the vessel made the fastest trip through the canal yet reported. She left Port Colborne at 8 a.m. on Saturday last and passed the last lock at Port Dalhousie at 9 p.m.

The Columbia Found - A fisherman has found the lost steamer Columbia. His nets fouled, and on investigating, he discovered them entangled in the wreckage of said propeller. She lies 3 miles west of Frankfort, in 20 fathoms of water. This man has fished on these grounds for twenty years, and only since the loss of the Columbia has he ever fouled with any obstructions in that locality.

Media Type:
Item Type:
Date of Original:
Oct. 28, 1881
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
Rick Neilson
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 28, 1881