The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 17, 1889

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p.1 Return Of The St. Lawrence - to old route; damage cost $525.

Drowned Off A Barge - Pierre Dube, of Montreal, off barge Mona of Kingston & Montreal forwarding co., near Lachine.


The schr. Albacore is loading lumber for Oswego.

The schr. Julia is loading lumber for Deseronto.

The steamers Passport from Montreal and the Corinthian from Toronto called at Swift's yesterday.

The schr. Annandale is unloading coal at the K. & P. R.R. long dock. She will load lumber for Fairhaven.

The steamyacht Viola, down among the islands for the last two weeks, arrived this morning on her way to Toronto.

Cleared: schr. Lady Macdonald, Charlotte, light; prop. John Rugee, Charlotte, to load coal; schr. Leighton, Oswego, light.

The str. Armenia arrived last night from Deseronto with lumber. She left as soon as she was unloaded for Deseronto.

The yacht Spranzi, which went ashore on Snake Island last Sunday and was hauled off by the steamer Maud, cleared this morning for Detroit, having been repaired here.

The weather was so rough on the lake yesterday that the steamer Norseman had to lay over until this morning at Port Hope. The Maud coming from the Cape had quite a lively time with the heavy sea.

Since Saturday operations at raising the Armstrong have been suspended. Two chains have been placed under the wreck. Another one has yet to be put in position. Owing to the stern of the boat having sunk so far in the mud the diver was compelled to excavate a deep cavity in order to make an opening sufficiently large to admit passing a chain under her shaft.

The schooner A. Vickery had 21,000 bushels of corn for cargo, bound for Prescott from Chicago. She struck a shoal near the Rock Island lighthouse, opposite Thousand Island Park, and sank. The crew escaped in boats. The schooner was valued at $12,000. The grain was consigned to A. Wiser, Prescott. The vessel was partially insured, the grain entirely. The captain has abandoned the schooner, leaving the insurance companies to decide as to whether to raise her or not.

A strike occurred on the Richelieu & Ontario navigation co.'s str. Passport just as the ship was on the point of starting from Montreal for Toronto yesterday. Four of the men on board positively refused to work and nothing could induce them to change their minds. Capt. Sinclair gave them in charge of the harbor police and took on four new hands. The boat started without the captain, who was obliged to go to the police court and lay a charge against the four men, who explained that they were not engaged by the month, and that they would leave just when it suited them. The captain, however, claimed that he had engaged them by the month. Scott and Serimger were remanded until the return of Captain Sinclair next week. The other two were let go.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 17, 1889