The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 15, 1890

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The tug Metamora and tow are receiving repairs on the drydock at Port Colborne.

Departures: str. Passport, Montreal; str. Pilgrim, Alexandria Bay; tug Ferris, Oswego.

The yacht Norah is at Deseronto where she will be hauled out in preparation for the Kingston races.

The str. Algonquin has been chartered to carry wheat from Chicago to Kingston at 3 1/4 cents per bushel.

Arrivals: tug Rival, Quebec; str. Spartan, Montreal; schr. Fleetwing, Charlotte, coal; str. Acadia, Chicago; H.S. Pickands, Chicago, 38,500 bushels of wheat.

The following boats are on their way down the lake: schr. Rhoda Emily, Ogdensburg, corn; W.A. Haskell, Ogdensburg, general cargo; H.T. Pickards, Kingston, wheat.

On Monday yacht races, under the auspices of the lake yacht racing association, will be held at Cobourg. The following local yacts will take part: Ariadne, Gracie, Hebe and Laura.

The schooner Nellie Hunter cleared from Oswego for Hamilton but returned because she had sprung a leak. After five extra men were engaged to work at the pumps the schooner left again.

John Bell, Q.C., owner of the yacht Nora, has accepted the challenge of the White Wings, of Hamilton, to race on the Big Bay course at Belleville for the White Wings Cup on Sept. 30th.

The yacht races in Kingston harbor on Aug. 20th will be an interesting event, and already some fifteen boats have been entered for the various contests. This number will also be augmented before the date.

On July 31st the steamship City of Cleveland ran into and sunk the wheat-laden schr. Charger, off the Dummy, Lake Erie. The insurers have just effected a settlement with the steamer's owner by which the latter pays $12,000 to the owners of the grain. This was insured for $16,000, but Bradley held that a suit to recover damages could consume the major part of three years, with a lot of legal expenses, and argued that in the end the insurers would be better off if they accepted his proposition for a settlement on the basis of $12,000. The insurers thought so too, and a long legal wrangle was thus averted.

Mr. Tetro, who was engineer on the str. Isaac May, burned in the centre of Lake Erie while towing a barge, is in the city. He says the fire took place in an unaccountable way above the boiler house. While escaping from the flames he had both arms badly injured. He had to break glass to get out of the engine room and had one of his arms cut in doing this. He was severely burned about the body before he reached the barge lying alongside the boat. He had not fully recovered from the effects of the fire and carries one of his arms in a sling. He says he never had a similar experience while boating and does not want to be caught on a boat on fire again.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 15, 1890