The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 1, 1889

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The schr. Clara White is being painted at Richardson's wharf.

The Annie Falconer cleared this morning for Charlotte laden with laths.

The tug W. Johnston is loading withes at Folger's wharf for Garden Island.

The steamers Spartan from Toronto, and the Ocean from Montreal called at Swift's yesterday.

The schrs. Jennie, Regina, Kildonan and prop. Algonquin bring wheat and corn from Chicago to Kingston.

When the steamer Spartan was on her down trip recently Capt. Garrett was presented with a beautiful bouquet of very choice and select flowers by young ladies of Cobourg. Miss Boswell, the queen of the party, made the presentation. The popular captain returned thanks to Miss Boswell and party in his usual gentlemanly manner.

Last evening the steamer Algerian, while on her way from Montreal to the city, met with a serious accident. When she reached Ferrin's Point, near Aultsville, she struck an obstruction in the canal bank and a hole was stove in one of her sides near the boiler. Her wheel was also damaged. When the captain discovered the steamer was filling, he righted her and succeeded in reaching a small dock. Here she settled down until the water reached her main deck. Fog is chargeable as the cause of the accident. The vessel also did not respond to the helm though three men were handling the wheel. The current near Aultsville is very swift. The passengers were sent westward on this morning's express. Captain Donnelly, with a steam pump, went down on the tug Johnston to raise the steamer. The master is Captain Trowell, and purser, Mr. Comer. The Algerian is owned by the Richelieu & Ontario navigation company.

They Were Run Aground - excursion on steamers St. Lawrence and Islander; St. Lawrence ashore at foot of Grindstone Island, with 900 passengers. "Capt. Donnelly has gone to the rescue with the tug Johnson."

General Paragraphs - The steamyacht Lotus Seeker, whose boiler exploded about two weeks ago, has been refitted.

Thirteen hundred people were carried among the islands today by the strs. St. Lawrence and Islander.

The Belleville yacht club will not hold a regatta on August 20th as arranged by the lake yacht racing association.

Arrivals: barges Jet and Huron, Fairhaven, coal; barges J.D. Lafayette, Oswego, light; G.W. Hunt, Oswego, light; tug Charlie Ferris, Oswego, light.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 1, 1889