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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 21, 1890

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The barge Peruvian is loading phosphate at Richardson's for Montreal.

The prop. Armenia is discharging lumber at the Rathbun company's wharf. She will proceed to Gananoque, and from there to Carleton Island, where she will take the barge Puritan to Deseronto.

Clearances: prop. St. Magnus, Port Arthur, iron rails; tug Thompson and 2 barges, Oswego, light; sloop Allie C., Clayton, lumber; schr. Ella Murton, Oswego, light; schr. Kate Eccles, Oswego, light.

The superintendents of canals have been instructed by the minister of railways and canals that an order-in-council has been passed permitting the canals to be kept open on Sundays for the remainder of the season.

Arrivals: prop. Myles, Duluth, 40,300 bushels wheat; schr. Kate Eccles, Colborne, 8000 bushels rye; prop. Cuba, Chicago, wheat; prop. Acadia, Chicago, wheat; prop. Celtic, Chicago, wheat; schr. Freeman, Belleville, wheat.



Burning Of A Propeller Near Sarnia.

Sarnia, Oct. 20th - The propeller Annie Young of the Lake Superior Transit Company, from Buffalo for Duluth, left here this morning at 9 o'clock. About 1 1/2 hours later off Lexington she was discovered to be on fire aft. The flames spread rapidly and 10 of the crew including the mate took to one of the small boats, which they launched, but did not undo the ropes after lowering. The mate climbed up to adjust the ropes and ? the small boat, and on looking down at the boat found that she had swamped. The 9 men were drowned. The remainder of the crew, 17 in number, were rescued, being taken off the burning steamer by the barge Edward. They were landed at Port Huron today about noon. The boat burned to the water's edge and is now tumbling about on Lake Huron about 15 miles from Huron.

The drowned are: McManard of Port Huron, J. Donnelly, J. Crosby, J. Gallagher, J. Connelly and three deck hands, names and residences unknown. The Young was of 600 ? tons burden and valued at $30,000 ?. The mate was very badly burned about the face and hands. The Young was bound up with a cargo of coal and general merchandize for Escanaba and Gladstone.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 21, 1890