The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 1, 1890

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p.1 The Catherine Disaster - conclusion of case - negligence of captains of both vessels.


The schrs. Worts and Singapore are being loaded with iron ore at the spile dock for Cleveland.

The schr. H. Dunn passed Port Colborne yesterday afternoon from Toledo to Garden Island, timber.

Launch of New Yacht McGinty - details.

The barge Princess, owned by the Kingston and Montreal forwarding company, has been hauled out at Portsmouth for repairs.

A painting of the schr. Julia has been started; Capt. Van Dusen intends to make her one of the prettiest boats.

The prop. Tilley and consorts passed Port Dalhousie yesterday for Kingston with corn from Toledo. The Alma Munro is also on her way to Montreal from Chicago.

Iron ore shipments from Lake Superior are up over last year.

The str. Transit, with excursion party from Cardinal, became disabled in vicinity of the Three Sisters by a pipe bursting. She was towed to Brockville for repairs.

The schr. Pensaukee was released from Megantic Shoal, only slightly injured - mate ran out anchor and used steam winch to haul her off.

The tug John Martin foundered in deep water in Georgian Bay. She left Midland with schrs. Hayes and Mott, ice-laden, for Buffalo. Her stern pipe gave out, allowing her to fill. The Martin was owned by the Rochester Transportation Company, and was rebuilt last winter at a cost of $14,000; insured for $13,000 - details.

Incidents Of The Day - The pilot of the prop. Lake Ontario had his gold watch stolen from the cabin while in Montreal.

This morning Capt. D. Staley found on the shore of his farm, Wolfe Island, a boot supposed to have been worn by Mullins, who was lost off schr. Jessie Breck.

p.4 Sunk In a Collision - Cleveland July 31st - Early this morning the sch. Charger with 18,000 bushels of wheat for Buffalo, collided with steambarge City of Cleveland at the head of Lake Erie. The Charger sunk within 10 minutes in four fathoms of water. Capt. and crew of 8 were rescued.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 1, 1890