The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 21, 1890

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p.1 Ran On a Shoal - 2-masted yacht Oriole ran aground near Thousand Island Park.

Cruise of the Velnette - from Rochester Yacht Club to Kingston.

Located In Deep Water - yacht Catherine found in 76' water.



The prop. Myles arrived from Chicago with grain.

The schr. Eliza Fisher is in port from Oswego with soft coal for the K. & P. co.

The prop. Calvin arrived at Garden Island from Toledo with lumber.

The str. Rosedale and schr. S.H. Dunn are windbound at Port Dalhousie.

On Saturday the str. Varuna commenced her regular trips between Brighton and the Thousand Islands.

The schrs. Emily and B.W. Folger cleared for Oswego with lumber.

W.H. Rees, Clayton, has purchased the sunken schooner Vickery, will raise her and convert to barge.

An accident occurred to steam yacht Whistle Wing near Gananoque.

The tug Eleanor, with 2 barges laden with lumber for Oswego, met heavy gale, took shelter.

The yacht Glance arrived from Montreal.

The str. Cuba was drydocked in Port Huron in Wolverine drydock and found to be in worse condition than expected. Her forefoot and keel are gone for about 30', and her bottom is badly broken up.

While the prop. Sir S.L. Tilley was taking her tow up the Toledo River, the T.R. Merritt struck the pier of the Lake Shore Bridge. The Merritt sustained slight damage, and one of the big stones in the bridge was broken.

This morning friends of Capt. Craig, owner of the schr. Hanlan, sympathized with him in the loss of the schooner near Fairhaven the other day. He purchased the boat last fall, giving about $1,300, all the capital he was worth. The boat is a total loss, because she was not insured.

The Steambarge Isaac May - A Buffalo despatch says: "The Lehigh Valley liner Saranac arrived last night, having in tow the Canadian steambarge Isaac May, which was badly damaged by fire. The May had three consorts in tow, bound up light, and when about 40 miles above Long Point at 4 a.m. yesterday fire broke out in her boiler house. It spread very fast and enveloped both the small boats. The engineers had his arms badly burnt trying to extinguish the flames. Capt. Milligan headed the May into the north wind to keep the fire from working forward. The Muskoka, one of the consorts, ran alongside the May and took off the crew of 14 men and 2 women and 2 lady passengers. Nearly an hour afterwards the Saranac came along and after 4 hours work put out the fire and towed the May here. The crew also came down on the Saranac. The May is burned down to the floor from the midship hatch and the boilers and engine all seem to be much damaged. The Lehigh Valley people filed a libel for salvage. The May is owned by W. Leslie, Kingston. She was worth about $25,000, and it will cost about $15,000 to put her in shape. Nothing is known here of her insurance. Her consorts sailed up the lake."

Capts. W.D. Robinson and J.H. Brown will appraise the vessel so she may be bonded and released. She was insured against fire for about $22,000.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 21, 1890