The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 12, 1884

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The Montreal Star contains an interesting obituary of the late Dugald Macphie. He was born in Scotland in 1831, the son of a well-known ship architect on the Clyde, afterwards the designer and builder of the East Indiaman, Ben Lomond, City of Toronto, Empress Josephine, Indian Queen and other ships. Dugald Macphie attended various schools in Quebec, and closed in the grammar school, passing with honors in the higher branches. He graduated in French under the instruction of Professor Junot of Quebec, and was ever known as a clever scholar. Mr. Macphie's outset in life was as cashier in one of the largest and finest dry goods stores in the city of Quebec, from which he entered as bookkeeper in a Quebec shipping office, and continued in the shipping business till his death. Mr. Macphie was the chief founder of the St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Company, of which the late Sir Hugh Allen was president. When the company merged into the Montreal Transportation Company Mr. Macphie became one of the directors of the M.T. Co. Of Mr. Macphie it may be said that he was a model son, brother, husband, father and citizen. To the sincerity and fidelity of his friendships many testify. From his earliest youth he gave liberally to charitable objects, and generously supported his church and religion. He was fifty-three years of age. During his many visits to Kingston, on business, he impressed those whom he met with his amiability and great sincerity. His manner was pleasant, but he always showed evidence of the great anxiety with which he was affected.


The str. Princess Louise made her last trip from Alexandria Bay today.

The steam barge Nile and barge Bedford are at Rathbun's with lumber from Ottawa.

The tug Bronson clears for Montreal this evening with three barges, 40,000 (unreadable line)

This morning the steamers John Thorn, Junita and Princess Louise raced up the river. The Louise reached port the first.

Capt. Merryman, wrecker, is engaged on the schr. Merriman (sic - Trenton ?), which sunk some years ago in the passage to Brighton Harbor, laden with stone.

The schr. Bangalore has cleared from Weller's Bay for Cleveland with iron ore. The schr. Queen of the Lakes is loading at the same place.

The schr. Belle Mitchell went from Kingston to Charlotte to load coal. She was unable to get a cargo at that place and went to Oswego, light, and was immediately loaded for Toledo.

The steamer Hastings took the steamer St. Lawrence off the bar at Thousand Island Park. She was in nowise damaged. She had an excursion party of masons from Depauville when she grounded. These were taken to Cape Vincent on another steamer.

The Watertown Times gives the following particulars of the accident to the St. Lawrence. "She struck a rock near the Thousand Island Park, and ran high up on it, about 30 feet on the rock. Her bow was about two feet out of the water. The steamers Island Belle and John Thorn made unsuccessful attempts to pull her from off the shoal. No excitement prevailed among the excursionists, and they were safely taken off by the steamers Island Belle and John Thorn.

Incidents Of The Day - The yacht Aileen beat the yacht Atalanta at Toronto by corrected time. The Atalanta was ahead 4 minutes in sailing time.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 12, 1884