The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 2, 1889

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The schr. Clara White cleared this morning for Oswego light.

The schr. Rainbow, from Deseronto with lumber, arrived last evening.

The prop. Myles arrived last evening from Chicago with a load of grain.

The schr. Queen of the Lakes cleared yesterday afternoon for Oswego light.

The schr. Heather Belle arrived yesterday from Chatham with wheat. She is unloading at Richardson's elevator.

The Armenia arrived yesterday from Deseronto with lumber for Rathbun. She left this afternoon for Brockville.

The str. Kathleen has forty passengers on board from Ottawa for the trip around the Rideau, St. Lawrence and Ottawa Rivers.

Arrivals: schr. Delaware, Fairhaven, 301 tons coal; prop. Rosedale, Chicago, 40,100 bush. corn; steamer Celtic, Toledo, 7,100 bush. of wheat, balance of cargo for Montreal.

The str. Khartoum took the island route yesterday afternoon instead of the Pierrepont. She made the run over and back in forty-eight minutes besides making two stops. The Khartoum is coming up in her speed. Keep on, Captain!

The steamer Algerian sunk yesterday at Farran's Point will likely be raised this evening. She is on a muddy bottom and the damage done to her is slight. Mr. Myers, in conversation with a Witness reporter, said that the Company did not regard the accident as at all serious. "The boat is only covered with water to her first deck," he said. "There is a hole in the bow, but there is a timber yard close by, and she can be easily repaired temporarily. Donnelly, of Kingston, will raise her. Then she will be brought to Montreal, docked, examined, and properly repaired. The passengers were at once transferred, and a great quantity of luggage taken out. The very best thing was done - the boat was beached. When the extent of the damage cannot be ascertained, the proper thing is to beach the boat. There the danger ends. The Corinthian will take the place of the Algerian. We have this sort of accident almost every year. The consequences are never serious."

Among The Islands - yacht Ella 60 x 10 x 4 1/2, 12 m.p.h.

She Ran On A Shoal - str. St. Lawrence, Capt. Milo D. Estes, on shoal at Grindstone Island; mate Alphonso Charlebois; 6 miles from Gananoque; when pumped out she will be taken to Hall's marine railway at Ogdensburg.



Aultsville, Ont., Aug. 1st - While the Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company's steamer Algerian was on her way from Montreal to Toronto this morning she ran into the canal bank about 3 o'clock at Farran's Point, breaking 8 arms of her wheel and staving a hole in her side. She continued on her way until the water began to pour into the fire-hole. She was then turned about and run in the bay below Carrol, where she sank in fifteen feet of water, the main deck being above water.

The cause of the accident was the fog and the fact of the boat not obeying her helm in the swift current at that point, there being three men at the wheel at the time. There were a dozen passengers aboard, who were transferred to the noon express on the Grand Trunk Railway. Steam pumps have been ordered, and she will likely be raised tomorrow.

The Algerian is 16 years old and insured only against fire. The cargo is reported not damaged.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 2, 1889