The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 May 1891

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The steamer Keeweenaw, of New York, passed through the Welland canal yesterday in two parts, in tow of the tugs Gladiator and Justice Field, from Bay City. This is a sister ship of the Mackinaw, which passed through last fall, built by Wheeler. She will be towed to Montreal by Carter Bros.' tugs, Port Colborne, who contracted to deliver her there, where she will be joined together. Much admiration was expressed at the fine appearance of the tug Justice Field, on her first appearance on Lake Ontario. She returned to Cleveland yesterday.


The sloops Minnie and Gull are at Richardson's.

The str. Denver leaves tonight for Charlotte, light.

The tug Col. By, Prescott, and a barge are at Carleton Island.

The str. Niagara arrived at Garden Island today, laden with longitudinal timber from Manistee.

Clearances: prop. Canada, Detroit, light; schr. Julia, Oswego, light; schr. B.W. Folger, Sodus Point, light.

The barge Senator, on the ways at the M.T. Co.'s shipyard for the past few days, was launched today successfully.

Prop. Denver, West Superior, 46,373 bushels of wheat; prop. Wilhelm, 4,000 wheat, and schr. Nervana in tow with 41,818 bushels wheat; schr. White Oak, Oswego, coal, arrived today.

A Vessel Damaged - St. Catharines, May 18th - The str. Algonquin had her port bow badly stove in this morning while passing up the new canal by coming in contact with the wing wall at lock 3. The break is above the water line and is a pretty bad one, necessitating her returning to Port Dalhousie, where she will be placed on Muir's dock and the damages repaired.

Collier Won The Case - Judgement has been rendered by Judge Rose in the case of Wright vs. Collier tried at Picton assizes. It was an action for damages arising out of a collision on the Bay of Quinte between the str. Reindeer and the schr. Two Brothers. Judgement for the plaintiff $1,238.28 with costs. J.L. Whiting, Kingston, acted for the defendant.

Napanee, May 18th - The str. Ella Ross made her first trip to Napanee this season on Saturday evening last.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 May 1891