The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 7, 1890

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The schr. H. Dudley is loading lumber for Oswego.

The schr. Baltic, from Charlotte, is discharging coal.

Capt. Walsh of prop. Dominion and wife are visiting Capt. J. Hurley, Ontario Street.

Arrivals: str. Dominion and barges Augusta and Benson, with pine timber from Point St. Ignace has arrived.

The schr. Grantham is receiving a new mainmast. When this work is completed she will load iron ore for Fairhaven.


The str. Moran, from Duluth to Kingston, with wheat, passed Port Colborne yesterday afternoon.

W. McGannon, of Prescott, is pilot on the str. Algerian. He has been sailing on the River 54 years.

Cleared: sloop Lorraine, Cape Vincent, 1700 railroad ties; prop. Scotia and tow, Sault Ste. Marie; schr. Julia, Fairhaven, light.

A steamyacht will arrive in a few days from the east for G. Briggs and will be put in service between Channel Grove and the city.

The str. Persia called at Swift's wharf yesterday from Toronto. The Algerian also called on her way from Montreal to Toronto.

All the coal has been recovered from the wrecked schr. Gleniffer. Capt. McSherry has sold it to the Ontario coal company, Toronto, for $2.50 per ton.

On Saturday a new steam yacht called Whistle Wing owned by J.S. Henderson and Co. was launched by Mr. Francis. She was 34' long and can carry 22 passengers. She is very fast. Coal is used to raise steam.

Arrivals: str. D.R. Van Allen, Oswego, light; str. Rosedale, Chicago, 37,500 bushels wheat; sloop Lorraine, Cape Vincent, light; prop. Pilgrim, Charlotte, passengers and freight; schr. Mary Lyon, Chicago, 22,583 bush corn.

p.4 A Steamer Burned - Captain James Godman, of Chicago, master and owner of the steamer D.J. Foley, reports that the Foley took fire in her boiler house on Wednesday morning off Charlotte. She was towing the American Union, both coal laden, from Charlotte for Chicago. Despite a rain squall that prevailed and the efforts of the crew the flames spread so rapidly that the men had to take to the small boat. The Foley burned down to the water's edge, then filled, and sank in a depth of over 400 feet fifteen miles above Charlotte and eight miles from shore. The American Union not having sufficient accommodation for the homeless crew, Capt. Godman safely landed them on the beach. A farmer drove them to a railroad station. The cargo was insured for $2,872 with Smith, Davis & Co. Captain Godman says the vessel's insurance was placed by William Egan, of Chicago, and thinks the amount was about $19,000. The Foley was brought from the Atlantic coast about four years ago, and Captain Godman declared she cost him over $40,000.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 7, 1890