The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 31, 1889

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p.1 Libelled The Steamer - One year ago the steamer Pierrepont towed the schr. Ellsworth laden with stone from the dock at Grindstone Island. When only a short distance out from the dock the vessel ran on a shoal. A large hole was made in her bottom and she sank at once. The insurance company made the loss good to the owners of the vessel, but are determined to be recouped by the St. Lawrence River Steamboat company. Last evening shortly after 6 o'clock the str. Pierrepont was libelled at Cape Vincent at the instance of the insurance company, and before she could be released bonds for the amount sued for $1,317, had to be given. It is contended by the plaintiffs that the owners of the Pierrepont are liable for the loss of the vessel because the steamer did not take a proper course while towing the schooner.


The tug Thompson cleared this morning with two barges laden with lumber for Oswego.

The tug Thompson arrived this morning with three barges laden with coal from Fairhaven.

The schr. Wawanosh after discharging timber at Collinsby cleared for Bay City, Mich., today.

L.B. Spencer's steam yacht Wherenow was about the harbour this morning. She looked well, but her speed is not as fast as the owner expected.

Trying Their Speed - The strs. Hero and Quinte furnished interesting sport on Saturday. The Hero left Picton thirteen minutes behind the Quinte and before long the captain of the Quinte felt that Capt. Nicholson was making things warm for him. Both steamers were making a bee line for Deseronto, and when Deseronto was reached the Hero was just three minutes behind the Quinte. The Quinte wheeled out of the harbor first and the Hero threw off her lines a few minutes later. When the Telegraph Light was reached she had shut out daylight in spite of the efforts of the Quinte to head her off. Every foot of water was then contested until Northport was reached and the Hero was forced to lay to for freight. The Quinte dashed ahead only to be overtaken by the Hero when she got under way and the latter boat reached Belleville a good victor. She made the trip including three stops in 2 hrs. and 40 mins.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 31, 1889