The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 25, 1890

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The schr. Speedwell lost her centreboard yesterday while off Big Sodus.

The schr. S.H. Dunn has been chartered to carry iron ore from here to Astabula.

The Algerian, damaged a day or two ago at Toronto, has been repaired, and is running all right again.

The prop. Scotia and consort schr. Blake will leave for Sandusky. They will trade between that port and Algoma Mills.

The schr. Oliver Mowat, from Sandusky, is discharging 350 tons coal, and schr. Julia, from Oswego, 230 tons coal at Breck and Booth's.

The barge Southampton has been laid up for repairs. Her cabins were damaged recently while timber was being removed from her.

The schr. Dundee was at Oakville where she was thoroughly overhauled from bow to stern. The total cost of the repairs was over $3000.

Major Anderson, chief engineer of the marine department, is in Belleville for the purpose of locating the lights at both ends of the Murray Canal.

Hackett's gang of coal handlers are hustlers. They removed 205 tons of coal from the schr. White Oak while she was at Rockwood asylum in 7 1/2 hours.

The str. Armenia and consorts Norway and Denmark, from Serpent River, are discharging pine timber at Garden Island. The schr. Grantham, from Toledo, is discharging oak timber.

The following boats are on their way to the city: str. Armenia and barge, Serpent River to Garden Island, timber; schr. Grantham, Toledo to Garden Island, timber; J.G. Worts, Sandusky to Kingston, coal.

The wheat in the sunken schr. Charger has been bought by J.J. Coon of Toledo. It will be pumped out by the city sand barge Commerce as soon as a permit can be obtained from the Canadian government.

The tug Thomas Wilson, purchased by George Hall for $14,000, has reached Ogdensburg. She is a powerful and finely built boat. Capt. William Leonard, formerly commanding the str. Armstrong, will command her.

Arrivals: schr. Julia, Oswego, coal; str. Magic, Clayton; schr. Arthur, Toledo, 25,000 bush corn; str. Varuna, Wells Island; Norseman, Rochester, N.Y.; prop. Celtic, Chicago, 7000 bushels wheat; tug Active, Oswego, 3 barges in tow, coal.

Departures: schr. White Oak, light, Charlotte; schr. Arthur, light, Oswego; tug Active, barges Iroquois, Cherokee, Princess, and Hiram, light, Charlotte; schr. Gearing, Oswego, 59,000 feet of lumber.

All Kinds of Sports - After being thoroughly repaired the yacht Volante cleared for Charlotte yesterday. The yacht Norma also left for Oswego to take part in the races.

Mr. Ely, of Montreal, is in port on yacht Chipmunk, doing the triangle.

The work of raising the yacht Victoria, sunk in the slip at the rear of the water works station, is in progress under the supervision of W. Power. A diver examined the yacht on Saturday, raised this morning.

On Saturday the yacht Gracie took 5 3/4 hours to reach Oswego from Kingston.

Incidents of the Day - On Friday, while timber was being removed from the barge Southampton, Garden Island, a stick slipped through one of the cabin windows, struck the cook, Mrs. Taylor and injured her badly.

To Widen the Entrance - sanction given to widen Kingston dry dock entrance from 48' to 55'.

A Captain Caned - Capt. Dunlop of str. Kathleen presented with cane.

Drowning of the Fiddler - The drowning accident near Cherry Island, above Alexandria Bay, late Friday night, when Chauncey Patterson, the old blind fiddler, was run down and drowned by the steamer Junita, while endeavoring to cross her bows, has caused considerable excitement....

An Old Pilot Drowned - Charles Chales, drowned in Cascade rapids, he was on a raft from Collinsby.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 25, 1890