The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 14, 1890

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The steamer Anglin and two are loading ties for Cape Vincent.

The schr. Julia cleared light for Oswego to load coal for P. Walsh.

The str. Armstrong is now afloat. Her upper works are sadly wrecked.

It was intended to commence the work of righting the schr. Jessie Breck today.

The str. Lake Michigan passed Port Dalhousie yesterday en route to Montreal with corn.

The str. Dominion and consort arrived yesterday with 55,000 feet of pine timber from St. Ignace.

The schr. Grantham left this morning for Toledo, light. She will load timber there for Garden Island.

The str. Collier was fined $800 for not reporting to customs at Grafton, Ontario but Minister Bowell, in view of extenuating circumstances has reduced the penalty to $25.

The machinery of the steam yacht Vega has been improved causing her to run faster this year than last. Her owner, Ben Folger, jr., is willing to test her against any steamyacht in the harbour of similar dimensions.

The schr. Phil. D. Armour which sunk in the St. Clair river with 80,000 bushels of corn is nearly afloat. The man who is superintending the work was brought up near Sydenham. He will get $40,000 for the job.

Last evening the str. Passport was detained at Nine Mile Point on account of the fog bell not ringing as usual when there is heavy weather on the lake. The crew of the Passport was very indignant at being kept out at Nine Mile Point.

The Kingston and Montreal forwarding company has been interviewing the gov't and protesting against full canal tolls being charged on grain stored at Ogdensburg but intended for shipment to England via Montreal. The company contends that the fact of its using Ogdensburg as a storage place or transhipment point should not deprive it of the refund of tolls. Sir John Macdonald is said to be urged not to admit the justice of the claim because it may divert some business from Kingston, his own constituency.

A Body Found - details.



Port Huron, Mich., June 14th - The steam barge Ryan foundered 10 miles north of here. All hands were saved except Patrick Slattery, Buffalo. Capt. McCann of the Ryan gives the following account of the disaster: "The Ryan left German Bay towing the barges E. Cohan and the Journeyman. Saturday noon the lines parted, and the steamer at 1 p.m. started to leak. The water gained very fast on them and the crew took to the boats, except Slattery, the mate, who would not get into the yawl. After this the Ryan's quarter went underwater, and with a heavy roll she turned bottom side up and sank. The crew looked for Slattery, but could not find him. After the Ryan went down they rigged a sail made from a shirt and a bag and started for land, or in hopes of being picked up by some passing boat. They were in the boat until Monday afternoon, when they sighted the schooner Breoneck. They were taken on board and arrived last night." (Breck - author)

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 14, 1890