The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Apr 1891

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The schr. Flora Carveth was the first vessel to leave Port Hope.

The Pierrepont went through the Wolfe Island canal yesterday with little difficulty.

The steambarge Van Allen is on her way here from Oswego to have her boilers inspected.

The minister of marine has changed his mind. He will put range lights in Kingston harbor as the mariners request.

Capt. S. Fraser purchased on Saturday the schr. Bavaria from Calvin & Co. She will be towed by the prop. Scotia.

The str. Maynard was brought down from Davis' dock to Folger's wharf today and will go on the American route in a day or two.

Breck & Booth made the first charter of the season at this port. They engaged the schr. Ella Murton to load coal at Sandusky for Kingston.

New cabins and state rooms are being built on the steamer Rideau Belle. The machinery will also be overhauled, and she will be ready for navigation on May 1st.

The contract for the boilers for the Corsican, awarded to a Toronto firm, is being very slowly filled. The boilers were expected here over a month ago and have not yet arrived.

Capt. J. Cornelius has improved the schr. Woodduck by replacing old timbers with new pieces. She will be engaged during the season in the lumber trade on the Bay of Quinte.

The commanders of the following vessels are announced: Flora Carveth, S. Phillips; F.H. Burton, James Hadden; M.A. Lydon, Capt. Robinson; Maria Annette, Capt. Henning; Flora Emma, Capt. Fox; Eliza Fisher, A. Keiths; Wave Crest, Capt. Wakely; Oliver Mowat, J. Peacock; Keewatin, J. Redford; Loretta Rooney, W. Matthews; E.H. Rutherford, A. Matthews; Vienna, Capt. Braund; Echo, Capt. Breen; Erie Belle, Capt. Manson; W.J. Suffel, Capt. Corson; S. & J. Collier, W. Colvill; Garibaldi, John Shaw.

The schr. Queen of the Lakes arrived in port early yesterday morning light from Toronto after a trip from Charlotte to that place with coal. Capt. Parsons reports a very good trip meeting with little ice or contrary winds but experiencing severe cold weather. The schooner was kept out in the lake for four hours early Sunday morning, as it was not deemed wise to venture in, as no lights were lit on Pigeon Island, the Ducks or Nine Mile Point. This Captain Parsons thougth showed great laxity on the part of the lighthouse men. The Queen of the Lakes will load rye at James Richardson & Sons elevator for Buffalo.

General Paragraphs - The new smokestacks for the steamer Spartan were hoisted into position today.

Work was begun today fitting out the schr. Ella Murton for the season's business.

At The Bottom Of Lake Erie - Cleveland, April 4th - The tug Tempest, owned by the Cleveland sawmill and lumber company, went to the bottom of Lake Erie late this afternoon, near the entrance to the harbor. Howard Loomis, engineer; William Hughes, fireman; and Harry Hershey, raftsman, were in the engine room and went down with the tug. Capt. John Murray and a raftsman escaped. The tug was towing a raft of logs from the lake shore west of the city and as she turned to enter the river was caught in the trough of the sea and overturned. She went to the bottom like a stone.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Apr 1891