The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 20, 1889

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Last evening about six o'clock the tug Gordon, belonging to the dry dock company, started on her way for Cataraqui Bay with the dry dock dredge in tow. The swing bridge was opened as usual and the tug had got through all right, but when the dredge got at the far end of the bridge the dipper swung round and caught the bridge, lifting it off its pivots, on which the bridge turns. At the time of the accident the tug was going at a slow speed. This was fortunate for had she been going at a good speed the bridge would, in all probability, have been entirely carried away. The dredge is a strong one, having power to lift twenty-one tons. There was no serious damage done to the bridge except that a few castors were broken, but they can easily be replaced. Shortly after the accident occurred men were engaged in repairing the damage. At five o'clock this morning it was fixed so as to allow traffic to proceed over it. The dredge is very wide, taking up nearly all the space in passing. It is with difficulty it is taken through safely. During the night those who wished to cross had to be rowed over the gap. The Shedden company had a team at Barriefield. It was compelled to stay there over night. Farmers living beyond Barriefield drove to Kingston Mills and arrived home that way.

Marine Intelligence.

The schr. B.W. Folger is loading laths at Swift's wharf for Oswego.

The steamer Chieftain and three barges, with 2,100 tons of coal from Oswego, arrived yesterday.

The str. D.D. Calvin and consorts Valencia and Norway, cleared from Portsmouth yesterday with 2,000 tons of railroad iron for Windsor.

The steamer Spartan left this morning for Toronto but had to return after going as far as Nine Mile Point on account of the rough weather.

Mr. Powers is building ways on Mr. Spencer's premises, King street, for the steamyacht Wherenow, which is now on a cruise about the lake.

The steamer Deseronto, running between Gananoque and Clayton, will discontinue her trips on Saturday. The steamer Junita will take her place.

The schrs. M.A. Temple, Chicago, 48,000 bushels of corn, and Erie Stewart, Georgian Bay, 230,000 feet of maple deals, are discharging at Portsmouth.

The schr. Delaware came very near running on Murney tower shoal early this morning. She was taken hold of by a tug just in time to save her. She was on her way from Oswego, light.

Next week Mr. Leslie will resume work at the steamer Armstrong. He will first lift the hull of the schr. Gaskin. He has engaged the schr. Jessie Breck, and will leave with her for Brockville on Monday.

Latest River Notes - The Island Wanderer made the last trip to Ogdensburg today.

The steamer Maynard now makes two round trips between the Bay and Clayton.

General Paragraphs - The body of Samuel Jarden, engineer of the ill-fated tug Myra, was found yesterday morning about one mile below Prescott in a fearfully scalded state. The body of Fireman William Sullivan has not been recovered yet. The Rothesay is still lying in the same position as when beached. We are informed no arrangements have been made for raising her as yet.

Sept. 21, 1889


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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 20, 1889