The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 24, 1890

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The tug Olivia Gordon arrived at the dry-dock this morning with stone from Belleville.

The str. D.D. Calvin arrived at Garden Island from Toledo, today, with a cargo of lumber.

The tug Bronson is having her new boiler put in at the M.T. Co. dock.

The schr. Acadia is lying at the locomotive works dock and the steambarge Freemason at Gunn's until the storm blows over.

Capt. Eccles sold his scow Minnie to A. Marshall, of Howe Island. Mr. Eccles will build a handsome schooner at the beginning of the year.

The schr. Queen of the Lakes had a breezy run through Lakes Ontario and Erie on her last trip. The good ship was not delayed by the heavy winds which kept some vessels wind bound.


The scows Jessie and Julia are unloading sand at the dry-dock.

The prop. Scotia has gone into winter quarters below the bridge.

The sloop Minnie is loading lumber for Gananoque at the spile dock.

Ira Folger's steam yacht was launched from Davis dry-dock on Friday.

The barge Minnedosa is being dismantled preparatory to going into winter quarters.

The tug Walker will arrive this afternoon from Montreal and leave again for Oswego.

The schr. Singapore unloaded a large number of barrels of coal oil at Gunn's dock on Saturday.

Clearances: tug Glide and 4 barges, Montreal, grain; tug Walker and 1 barge, Montreal, grain.

The schr. Gearing and barges Freemason and Minnie Francis unloaded stone at the dry-dock on Saturday.

The str. Alexandria passed down last evening about 11 o'clock on her final trip to Montreal. She carried a great quantity of freight.

The tug Walker towing the barges Minnedosa and Kildonan made the run from Port Dalhousie to Kingston in 22 hours on Saturday.

Arrivals: schr. Queen of the Lakes, Chatham, wheat; schr. British Queen, Belleville, lumber; sloop Lorraine, Trenton, lumber; sloop Laura D., Cape Vincent, light.

The scow Maggie L., of Kingston, reached Sackett's Harbour in a disabled condition, her centreboard being jammed. She was loaded with lumber for Dexter, N.Y. to which place the str. Glide towed her. Her centre board was repaired and she sailed for Kingston a day or so later.

The fog horn erected at Point Petre Light is now ready to sound an alarm. The blast will last 5 seconds, with an interval of 30 seconds. This is said to be the best fog horn in the province. The machinery was fitted up in 1st class style under the superintendency of Mr. Adams, Kingston. James Burlingham is the keeper of the lighthouse and fog horn.



Manistee, Mich., Nov. 24th - The schr. William Jones, J.G. Cheyne, owner and captain, with hardwood from White & Co., of Boyne City, to Milwaukee, in trying to make this harbor Friday night in a fierce nor'wester, struck upon the bar at the mouth, swung round and drifted on the beach south of the piers. The life-saving crew were promptly on hand and took off four of the men with the life-line and breeches-buoy.

The captain was too much exhausted and too weak to help himself and the crew had to launch the surf boat to take him off. One of them named Marsh refused to risk the trip, but the others did and brought the captain ashore safely. The boat is breaking up and will be a total wreck with no insurance. The captain thanks the life-saving crew for his being on top of the earth.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 24, 1890