The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 May 1891

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The prop. Ocean, from Montreal, called here yesterday.

The schr. B.W. Folger is loading lumber from the barge Freemason for Oswego.

The str. Pierrepont was placed on the drydock today for slight repairs to her sheeting.

The prop. Cuba, from Chicago, lightened 8,000 bushels of wheat today and proceeded to Montreal.

Two Milwaukee steamers are carrying cargoes of corn from Chicago to Kingston at 3 1/2 cents per bushel.

J. Geralds, formerly steersman on the str. Norseman, has purchased the old Traver homestead near Belleville.

The prop. Niagara, after discharging timber at Garden Island, cleared today for Manistee. This is her second trip to Kingston this season.

On Monday the steamyacht Wherenow will make her trial trip. L.B. Spencer has invited a number of friends to take a sail with him on that day.

The str. Princess Louise, brought up from Anglin's bay to Folger's dock, went on the Cape Vincent route today in place of the str. Maud, docked for repairs.

The str. Spartan on arriving in the harbor yesterday at noon after her trial trip ran into Swift's dock with terrible force. Some timbers were broken in the collision.

The str. North King was let off the drydock yesterday and is now at the foot of Clarence street, where she will receive new wheels, be repainted and fitted out for service.

"Every little helps." The Chicago Times says that in many instances the crews of the vessels loading grain do the trimming. The regular cost for that work is $1 per 1,000 bushels.

As the tug Charley Ferris and two barges were leaving the dock at the foot of Clarence street yesterday afternoon a deckhand on one of the barges fell overboard. He was rescued after being in the water for some time.

Arrivals: steamer Armenia, Deseronto, light; schr. Flora Emma, Sodus Point, light (sic); schr. Julia, Oswego, coal; schr. Picton, Charlotte, coal; prop. Veronica, West Superior, wheat; str. Charley Ferris, Oswego, light.

A fire broke out in the New York Central freight house at Charlotte, Sunday. Capt. Richards, of the str. Wilson, was among the first to discover the fire. He attached his fire hose, dropped his steamer down, and kept the fire under control until the fire department arrived.

The steamer Veronica, which ran aground on the shoal yesterday, still remains in the same position. Her efforts assisted by two tugs Active and Bronson to back off were ineffectual and the intention is to lighten her by several thousand bushels when it is thought she will float off.

Clearances: tug Bronson and six barges, Montreal, grain; str. William (sic - Wilhelm ?) and schr. Nirvana in tow, Charlotte, light; str. Armenia, Deseronto, cement; sloop Minnie, Amherst Island, lumber; barges Thistle and Minnie, in tow of str. Col. By, Ogdensburg, railroad ties; sloop Laura, Cape Vincent, cedar post; str. Messina, Ogdensburg, light; tug Charley Ferris and two barges, Oswego, lumber.

The yacht Onward has arrived in Oswego harbor. She has been purchased by a syndicate of five Rochesterians - R.H. Dyer, Arthur Hagen, Allan Shaffer, Charles S. Davis and J.R. White. She was built fifteen years ago by Alonzo Smith at Islop, N.Y. She was once owned by Governor Townsend, and was the flagship of the Rhode Island club. Her water measure is 48 feet, deck 58 feet, with a 17 foot beam, and draws 5 1/2 feet of water.

Personal Mention - Mr. McFee, mate of the steamer Corsican, has arrived from Sorel, Que.

M.D. Marsh, of Columbus, Ohio, owner of the schr. Rogers, was in the city yesterday.

It Was Extraordinary - account from Middletown, Conn. Journal of August 28th, 1805, giving extract from letter about four men crossing lake from Kingston, saw a large snake-like monster, watched it for several hours.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 May 1891