The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Weekly British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 24, 1885

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The schr. N.T. Greewood has gone to St. John's Island, to load stone for Port Hope.

Extensive improvements have been made at Eilbeck's elevator during the past few months. A grain elevator has been placed in the second storey of the building, and now a car can be run under the elevator and loaded in a very few minutes.

Edward Rubenstein, a Kingstonian, employed on the steambarge Indian, fell into the hold at Oswego on Saturday and fractured his skull. He died on Sunday, and was buried yesterday at Utica. His wife is a resident of this city, and lives on Bagot Street. A jury, empannelled at Oswego, decided that death was caused by injuries received by falling into the barge's hold. Deceased was thirty-five years of age.

The tug Charley Ferris left Oswego on Monday night at five o'clock for Kingston with four American barges in tow. She got to the Main Ducks, 25 miles from Kingston, yesterday. As the wind was not then favorable for them to come on to Kingston the tow remained there until last evening. They had not got far when the gale arose. The tug had all she could go to retain her hold on the barges. Sometimes the captain could see the barges, and at other times he could not, the waves rolled so high. He was a little afraid at first he could not reach Kingston with them. The tug's ropes creaked with the strain upon them, and he feared that at any minute they would snap. Steadily the tug plowed her way along, and at 6 o'clock ran into Kingston harbour. "Such a night I never spent on waters in my life," said the captain of the tug this morning.

p.2 Death of G.W. Fenwick - captain of str. Beaver on Rideau Canal; worked for Macpherson & Crane; later had hotel.

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Rick Neilson
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Weekly British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 24, 1885