The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 27, 1889

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The sloop Twilight from Deseronto is discharging lumber.

The steam tug Regina is towing a large raft of timber from the Nation river to Kingston. It will be used for the construction of the dry-dock here.

The steamer Armenia arrived last evening from Deseronto, and after discharging 200 bags of flour and other merchandize, cleared for Dickinson's Landing with railroad iron.

The accident on Saturday night to the machinery of the str. Norseman not only caused considerable annoyance to the officers of the boat, but will foot up to a large sized bill of expense as well. A leak was discovered in one of the seams of the boiler while the boat was en route from Charlotte to Port Hope with the weekly excursion to the Thousand Islands on board. When Port Hope was reached, repairs were found to be necessary, and efforts were made to charter the Corsican to take the American passengers back to Charlotte. These efforts proved futile, and at much expense the excursionists were sent back by rail, via Suspension Bridge. The Norseman is undergoing repairs here and will resume her regular trips on Saturday next.

Killed At St. Catharines - Yesterday John Thompson, of Wolfe Island, a member of the crew of the barge Valencia, one of the D.D. Calvin's tow, was killed at St. Catharines. While jumping to a wharf he fell into the water and was crushed between a fender and the barge. His body arrived today for burial. Deceased was 20 years of age, and brother-in-law to Capt. D. Rush, of the barge Valencia.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 27, 1889