The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 29, 1889

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Arrivals: schrs. James Mowat and Pensaukee, Chicago, wheat.

The barge Condor was successfully floated yesterday and that too without the assistance of the government's appliances which were so haughtily refused. It has been reported that the government was asked to remove the barge but this was not so. The forwarding company asked to be allowed the use of government appliances, under the superintendent, and for which payment would be made, but an evasive reply was received. The company then made its own arrangements securing the aid of various expert mariners and wreckers. By means of great hawsers the Condor was held in place and by other lines the barges Ox, Elm and Virginia were let down to the wreck and the cargo lightened. Then the barge floated down the rapids and was successfully secured by a tug and towed downward. The Condor will be docked in Montreal.

Incidents Of The Day - This morning a fire was discovered in the hold of the steamer Jessie Hall. The blaze was put out before much damage was done.

It appears that the reason the steamer Pierrepont and schr. Watertown came near each other on Sunday morning was because the captains wished to speak The boats did not touch.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 29, 1889