The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 23, 1889

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The str. Dominion and consorts arrived this morning from Toledo with corn.

Capt. Crawford is commanding the schr. White Oak. The vessel is at present at Deseronto loading barley.

The str. Princess Louise when off Point Frederick this morning got her wheel caught in the chains and would not work. The str. Pierrepont on her way to Wolfe Island went over to her and brought her to the wharf.

The schr. Queen of the Lakes left last night for Napanee to get a cargo of rye. On the way up she ran ashore on the Brothers. She was not on hard. The tug Active went to render her assistance this morning. She however got off before the tug reached her.

The barges Huron and Condor, in tow of the H. Calvin, went ashore yesterday at the Galloup Rapids. The Huron got off early this morning but the Condor is in a very dangerous condition. The cargo of the barges consists of 66,000 bushels of corn for Montreal.

General Paragraphs - The schr. Oliver Mowat has been seized here for having had repairs executed in the United States and not reporting them. A fine of $50 was imposed and the duty collected in addition.

Several Vessels Ashore - Chicago, Oct. 23rd - The steamer D. Ballantyne, her consort the barge Ironton, and the tug Protection went ashore in a bunch at Winnelka, about ten o'clock last night. It was reported that the schooner America was on the beach not far from them. The wind was heavy from the northeast and a heavy sea was running when the boats went on. The weather was also extremely thick. It is a hard bottom and with a heavy sea running the chances were that the vessels would be broken up. At 2:30 o'clock this morning the wind was going down but the sea continued very heavy. The Evanston life saving station was notified and there was thought to be little danger of loss of life. The Ballantyne and the Ironton are owned by Mr. Moak, of Cleveland. They were laden with coal. The Ballantyne was built at Bangor in 1873 and is valued at $42,000. The Ironton is valued at $25,000. She was built in 1876 at Buffalo. The point where the boats struck has been the scene of many disasters, some of them attended by great loss of life.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 23, 1889