The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 May 1891

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p.1 Towing Her Down - Windsor, May 19th - Tug Onapine ? arrived down last evening with prop. Glengarry and consort. The Glengarry met with an accident several days ago on Lake Superior. The tow tied up at Windsor, where the captain of the disabled vessel telegraphed her owners, the Montreal transportation company, for advice. It is altogether likely the company will tow her through to Kingston, where her wheat cargo can be railroaded and the boat placed in dry-dock. She loaded at Port Arthur.


The prop. Cuba is expected here this evening.

The schr. Argonaut brings corn to Kingston from Chicago.

The schr. Hanlan is expected from Cobourg tonight with a cargo of peas.

The tug Bronson and seven barges, grain laden, will leave tonight for Montreal.

The str. Tecumseh and barges, from Collins Bay, have arrived at Port Dalhousie, light.

Mr. Joly, steward of the str. Corsican, and four men arrived yesterday to fit out the boat.

The str. Veronica, from Duluth to Kingston, with wheat, passed through the Welland canal yesterday.

T. Driver is appraising the rigging saved from the wreck of the Polly Rogers last fall, for the insurance company interested.

This morning the steam yacht Messena arrived from Ogdensburg with the scenery to be used in the production of Ben Hur.

Capt. C.H. Ripson, of the schr. John Magee, has bought the str. Magic and will run her between Henderson and Sackett's Harbor.

Arrivals: prop. Wilhelm and consort, Nervana, Duluth, wheat; schr. Eliza Fisher, Oswego, coal; schr. B.W. Folger, Sodus Point, coal.

The schr. B.W. Folger made a quick trip, leaving here Monday evening for Oswego, where she took on a cargo of coal, and arrived this morning without mishap.

The str. Campana will not run in the Beatty line this season. It is understood that she will start for Chicago to ply for the season in the grain trade between that port and Kingston.

Clearances - Prop. Denver, Charlotte, light; prop. Wilhelm and consort, schr. Nervana, Charlotte, light; str. Armenia, Deseronto, lumber; schr. Flora Emma, Sodus Point, light.

The trial trip of the str. Spartan through the Murray canal and back by the lake occurred today. The new machinery gave great satisfaction to Mr. Chabot, the superintendent of the Royal mail line steamers, who was on board.

The claim of the sch. Eliza Fisher for towing the barges City of Kingston and Quebec to Kingston at the time the tug Eleanor sank has not been settled. The Fisher claims $240 damages, while the owners of the barges have offered $120.

The prop. Wilhelm, here yesterday with the schr. Nirvana, is the steamer which was towing the schr. Atlanta when she foundered on Lake Superior a few weeks ago. The Atlanta was only built last summer and was on the same line as the Nirvana.

The schr. Thomas L. Parker, towed for years, has been ordered to a shipyard at Milwaukee to have her rigging replaced. Hereafter she will sail. "The Parker will make money sailing," said her owner, "when some of these big steamers will be sitting at the docks. A schooner's expenses when in port are very small compared to those of a steamer." A return from a era of steam to one of sail would be mighty peculiar, but it is what has happened in slow freights on the ocean.

Ran Aground in Harbour - The prop. Veronica, from Duluth, was coming into the harbor today, at noon, at a low rate of speed, and when opposite the locomotive works grounded on the shoal in ten feet of water having run in between the buoys instead of outside. The tugs Bronson and Active were immediately despatched to the rescue, but up to three o'clock their efforts were unsuccessful as the Veronica was hard and fast. She had on board 50,000 bushels of wheat for Montreal from Duluth, which made her very low in the water.




Composed of the Following First Class Side-Wheel Steamers:

Between Montreal and Quebec

Quebec, Capt. Nelson Montreal, Capt. Roy.

Between Toronto and Montreal:

Passport, Capt. Sinclair Algerian, Capt. Batton.

Corsican, Capt. Ada Spartan, Capt. Garrett.

Commencing on 1st June, and until further notice, one of the above steamers will leave Kingston daily (Mondays excepted) at 3 p.m. for Toronto, calling at Deseronto, Belleville, Trenton (foot of canal), Brighton, Cobourg, Port Hope and Bowmanville (weather permitting), and on Tuesday, the 2nd June, at 5 a.m., for Montreal and Quebec, calling at Clayton, Round Island, 1,000 Island Park, Alexandria Bay, Brockville, Prescott, Cornwall and Coteau, passing through the beautiful and romantic scenery of the Lake of the Thousand Islands, and the Rapids of the St. Lawrence by daylight.

Excursion Tickets to the Saguenay Ports on the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Halifax, Portland, Boston and New York.

For Tickets and any other information apply to the undersigned, at the office, foot of Johnson street.

THOMAS HANLEY, Gen'l Ticket Agent.

Kingston, 18th May, 1891.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 May 1891