The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 27, 1883

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The schr. Oliver Mowat will load iron ore for Fair Haven.

The tug Chieftain and barges have arrived at Garden Island.

The steamer Hastings has gone to the rescue of the schr. Typo, ashore at Amherst Island.

The schr. William Elgin loads iron for Cleveland for the Zanesville Iron Company; rate 70 cents per ton.

The schr. Jessie H. Breck arrived in port last evening with 600 tons of coal from Sandusky for the K. & P. R.R.

The schrs. Penokee, Samana and Belle Mitchell each bring 22,000 bush corn to Kingston from Chicago at 6 1/4 cents.

The schr. Fanny Campbell is still aground near Thompson's Point, and will have to be lightened before she can be got off.

Capt. McLeod, of Buffalo, is holding a survey of the steamer Prussia at Globe & McFarlane's dry dock in Oswego.

The schr. A.M. Foster passed Kingston from Hamilton to Gananoque, laden with sand. She weathered the gale and stood it like a yacht.

The str. Hiram Easton and four barges arrived at Ottawa from Kingston yesterday to load ore at Ironside for James Swift, who will ship it to Cleveland.

The prop. Tecumseh and schr. Ed. Blake have taken in 1,200 tons of rails for Mozokamah Bay, Lake Superior. They leave as soon as the weather moderates.

The schr. Typo is owned by newspaper men in Milwaukee. Her value is $15,000. Of course to journalists this sum is nothing, because she is fully insured.

The str. Gipsey is now making her last trip to Ottawa for the season. Mr. Swift is well satisfied with the season's work of the Gipsey, her receipts for August amounting to $2,700, including freight.

The boat which the Folgers have been asked to build and put upon the route between Cape Vincent, Clayton, Alexandria Bay and the Camp Ground next season will be larger and faster than the Maud, and an American bottom, of course.

Yesterday the barge Senator, of the M.T. Company, bound up, laden with railway ore, struck the barge Frontenac, of the K. & M. Forwarding Company, bound down, in the Cornwall Canal, damaging the latter's bow so that she filled and sank. The Frontenac had 18,000 bush. corn, ex schr. Bangalore, from Toledo. The Frontenac is one of the oldest barges on the river, having been built by the late firm of Glassford, Jones & Co.

Capt. J.F. Allan, after seeing the barge D.D. Calvin safely at Cleveland, started for home. At Port Dalhousie he heard of the disaster to the schr. Norway, went to her and found that she had run safely into Port Colborne harbor. The tug, however, did not pick her up. She broke her jibboom against the inside lighthouse and went ashore on a flat rock bottom. The Captain had thrown his anchor but it dragged. The vessel lies with 6 1/2 ft. of water at her bow and 7 1/2 ft. at her stern. Her main-mast is broken at the hounds, and the mizzen-mast and topsail yard carried away. The str. Chieftain, with a schr. as lighter, will go to the rescue. The schr. Hercules also went ashore owing to the inefficiency of the tugs. She lies broadside on the beach, in 5 1/2 ft. of water, having rolled her topmast out.

The Bismarck Damaged.

Considerable anxiety was felt for the safety of the schr. Bismarck, which should have arrived ahead of the Norway, and all sorts of rumors were current about her. Anxiety grew so strong at Port Colborne that one of the harbor tugs started up the lake in search of her, and succeeded in finding her drifting down the lake a complete wreck. Capt. A. Milligan, of the Bismarck, says they were in the middle of the lake, about abreast of Grand River, when the squall struck them on Monday evening. The vessel broached too on them, and the masts went out of her. They dropped her anchors and cut away the wreck, and she lay there plunging through all the blow. She jumped the jibboom and bowsprit out of her on Tuesday at 4 a.m., when, having rigged a temporary jibboom, they rigged a jib from a piece of the foresail which remained in her, hoisted the anchor and were on the way down when the tug picked her up. The Bismarck is owned by J.L. Breck & Co., of Kingston, and bound from Detroit to Kingston with timber. The crew and Captain say it was the worst storm they ever experienced, and congratulate themselves upon their narrow escape.

Here & There - son of Capt. C.H. Becker of schr. American, killed on railroad.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 27, 1883