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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 23, 1890

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The schr. Dudley is discharging coal at Breck & Booth's dock, from Oswego.

The str. Ocean passed up today from Montreal on her way to Hamilton.

The str. Magnus, Kingston to Port Arthur, general cargo, passed Port Dalhousie yesterday.

The strs. Princess Louise and Pierrepont had a short race today, from the waterworks dock to Folgers. The Pierrepont won by a length.

Arrivals: scow Minnie, Wolfe Island, peas; scow Maggie L., Hay Bay, barley; schr. Defiance, St. Catharines, wheat; schr. H. Dudley, Oswego, coal.

Clearances: scow Peruvian, Morton, lumber; tug Thompson and tow barges, Oswego, light; schr. Hanlan, Oswego, lumber; schr. Grantham, Oswego, light.

The str. Geneva, Charlotte, is too small for the work she has to do at that port, and capitalists in Oswego are trying to buy her to run from Oswego to Beach Oswego.

Today there was launched from Mr. Cantin's dock yards, Lachine Canal, the largest grain carrying vessel ever built at the yards. It is for the Kingston and Montreal forwarding company.

This morning the str. Spartan was towed to the Kingston Foundry dock by the strs. Princess Louise and Pierrepont. The Spartan will have her smokestacks removed previous to the work of compounding the engines.

Another Collision - Picton, Oct. 23rd - This morning the str. Reindeer ran into the schr. Two Brothers, tearing away a large section of the schooner's bow. The Reindeer had just left her dock, and was hardly under way, when she crashed into the bow of the schooner, which was coming in. The schooner was loaded with lumber, which kept her from sinking. She was towed to Hepburn's dry dock where she is discharging before being hauled out. The Reindeer was only slightly damaged. The Two Brothers' load of lumber had just been taken out of the propeller Reliance, which was run into by the propeller Resolute (Monday ?).


The steamer Resolute collided with the steamer Reliance about 12:30 o'clock, Tuesday night, near the Ducks. Both steamers were running about nine miles an hour. The Reliance sunk down to the top of her rail, the lumber with which she was loaded preventing her from sinking altogether. The lumber was consigned to E.W. Rathbun & Co., Oswego, N.Y. The Resolute was light. The Resolute struck the Reliance about twenty feet from the stern on the port side, making a hole about four feet wide, through which the water rushed, putting out the fires. The Resolute took her in tow and returned her to Deseronto, where the lumber will be taken out of her and she will be hauled out on the marine railway. The crew, asleep at the time, did not have time to save anything from the ? on the main deck, and in consequence the contents are considerably damaged by water. There were only two passengers on the Reliance who escaped without injury. Mrs. Dougherty, the captain's wife, was slightly burned by the escaping steam. The loss to the Rathbun Company, the owners, will be considerable, there being no insurance on the steamer.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 23, 1890