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

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The schr. D.G. Fort arrived from the west today with grain.

The str. Corsican arrived at Swift's this morning from Toronto.

Seamen's wages at Detroit have been raised from $1.75 to $2 per day.

The steamer Glengarry and tow were expected to arrive from Duluth with cargoes of grain.

The str. Princess Louise made her last trip for this season from Clayton this morning.

It is rumored that the steamer Nellie Cuthbert will this fall make daily trips between South Bay and Kingston.

The str. Armenia, Capt. S. Anderson, has been doing a large freight business this year chiefly between Deseronto and River St. Lawrence ports.

Philip Low has received a letter from the department of public works at Ottawa, stating that an examination of Picton harbor as to the position and extent of the dredging required will be made forthwith.

A break in the Cornwall canal bank occurred last night. The following telegram was received this morning by C.H. Hatch: "Break in canal bank. Cannot proceed before Monday night. Have sent passengers by rail." Owing to this break there will be no mail boats from Montreal until Tuesday.

James Swift received the following telegram this morning from Charlotte: "schr. Annie Foster struck by steamer Siesta; sunk in ten minutes; steamer in fault. Entered a protest. James Kennedy, captain." The Annie Foster was on her way to Kingston with a load of coal for Swift & Co. She was owned by Captain Kennedy who sailed her. The yacht Siesta which struck her belonged to H.H. Warner, Rochester. The Siesta was here last week and coaled at Swift's. No word has yet been received where the accident occurred, but in all probability it was near Charlotte as the despatch was received from that place. The crew of the schooner was likely saved by the yacht.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 31, 1889