The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 10, 1889

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The prop. Dominion cleared last night for Chicago light.

The schr. Singapore arrived today from Lake Huron with 600 barrels of salt.

The prop. Celtic ran her stern on Swift's wharf last evening but was not injured.

The steamer Celtic arrived this morning and after coaling proceeded to Hamilton.

The schr. F.L. Danforth will bring 48,000 bushels of corn to Kingston from Chicago.

Arrivals: str. Chieftain, Fairhaven, with three barges in tow, light; schr. Philo Bennett, Charlotte, 150 tons coal.

The freight on corn to Kingston from Chicago is 4 3/4 cents, and to Oswego 5 1/4 cents. From Duluth to Kingston 5 1/2 cents is asked. The prop. Tilley and consorts are en route to the city with corn from Duluth.

The schr. John T. Mott, which spent several seasons at the bottom of Lake Erie, is at Detroit for repairs. The Mott is owned by Capt. T. Murphy, of Detroit, and is said to be in good condition, although she looks pretty tough. The hole caused by the collision with the Monticello is not as large as expected. The Mott, after being pumped out, does not leak a drop.

The str. North Star, which sunk the Charles J. Sheffield on Lake Superior, June 14th, has been libelled by the owners of the sunken steamer for $181,200. The collision occurred during a heavy fog. The chief officer of the Sheffield heard the whistle of the North Star far ahead. The Sheffield was checked and waited. At last the North Star neared them and gave the port signal. The Sheffield turned to port. Then the Star, it is alleged, whistled the starboard signal. It was too late to change. The Sheffield put her helm hard aport and repeated the port signal. The Star continued to starboard. The Sheffield was struck and sank immediately.

The Algonquin At Detroit - Detroit, Sept. 10th - The Glasgow built Canadian propeller Algonquin is laying here awaiting six new corrugated furnaces from the Continental Iron Works, Brooklyn, N.Y. Her stay is likely to extend over the finest portion of the remainder of the season, probably four weeks. Her main decks butts have been caulked, and she will have other minor repairs made during her stay at this port. The Algonquin is a strong, serviceable and handy looking boat. She has three steel masts, iron 'tween decks laid, deck winches and all appliances for the trade in which she is engaged. She also carries a three and a half patent steel wire hawser and nippers complete, which Chief Mate Allen says is invaluable for snubbing purposes in the Welland and Sault Ste. Marie canals.

Work Has Been Suspended - Another attempt at raising the steamer Armstrong.was made yesterday afternoon. On Saturday afternoon several delays occurred through leaky hose and various other causes and finally it was found that pressure enough could not be got from the portable boiler on the barge to drive the water out of the pontoons. Only 40 lbs. pressure was obtained with it, or not enough to counterbalance the pressure of the water which at that depth is 41 lbs. to the square inch. Yesterday the steamer McArthur worked the air compressor but it became deranged and all work has now been suspended until repairs are made.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 10, 1889