The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 28, 1887

Full Text



It will cost $900 to raise the schr. S. Neelon.

The prop. Lincoln, ashore in Pike Bay (Little Pike Bay, Lake Huron) is breaking up.

The schr. Jessie Macdonald drifted ashore near Waupoose Island in the big blow on Sunday. She was loaded with barley for Oswego. It is hoped she will be got off without damage.

Capt. John Vanalstine, of the schr. W.I. Preston died very suddenly in Oswego on Wednesday night. He commenced life as a sailor in 1831.

The schr. Pride of America, owned by Thomas M. Ryan, of Buffalo, is a total loss on Big Sodus Point. She had coal from Oswego to Toronto and was not insured.

Capt. J. Donnelly, accompanied by diver and diving dress, left for Georgian Bay today. They will examine the steamer City of Owen Sound, sunk near Clapperton Island during the recent gale.

The rumor is revived that next season will see a new line of passenger steamers on the route from Kingston to Montreal, with the Canadian Pacific railway company, the Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg railroad company and the St. Lawrence steamboat company as interested parties.

This morning the steam yacht Ina steamed into port from Toronto without her rudder. She is in charge of Capt. Smith and Engineer Cole. Near Presque Isle the rudder washed out of its position and sunk. Fortunately there was a plank on board, and with it the captain steered the boat. Parties belonging to Caughnawaga purchased the boat some days ago at Toronto from Mr. Evans, giving $1,100 for her. She will run in the capacity of a ferry boat between Caughnawaga and Lachine. She was delivered to her new owners here.

On Monday night the str. Peerless, Capt. George Miller, of Prescott, encountered stormy weather while going from Gananoque to Clayton. She had seven passengers and they became greatly excited. The steamer left Gananoque at 4 o'clock, and three-quarters of an hour afterwards was at the mercy of the gale. The head of Grindstone Island had been reached. The anchor shutters were carried away, and forward gangways knocked in. The water rushed into the cabin and forced the passengers to the deck. The boat was righted, and reached Clayton via the foot of Grindstone Island. Some of the passengers took passage for Gananoque on the return of the Princess Louise.

Media Type:
Item Type:
Date of Original:
Oct. 28, 1887
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
Comment on this item
Groups of Related Records
Kingston Newspaper clippings
Other Web sites/External links
Daily British Whig, 28 October 1887 Daily British Whig, 28 October 1887
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, 1887