The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Jun 1891

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The schr. Flora Emma arrived from Sodus Point with coal this afternoon.

The str. Passport arrived up from Montreal this afternoon, looking neat and trim. She made the run from Clayton in an hour and twenty minutes.


The prop. Myles will leave tonight for Duluth, light.

The str. J.F. Maynard is on Davis' dry dock for general repairs.

The str. D.D. Calvin and tow left Garden Island for Toledo today.

The str. Algonquin, from Chicago, with corn, is expected this evening.

The schr. Acacia, from Oswego, is discharging coal at the penitentiary wharf.

Tomorrow the new steam-yacht Titania, built by Davis & Son, will leave for Ottawa. She is owned by Mr. Daniels.

The steamers D.M. Wilson, Manitowac and John Rogee have been chartered in Chicago to bring corn to Kingston.

Capt. Donnelly and W. Adams arrived from Trenton this morning after making an inspection of the str. Annie Gilbert and Nellie Cuthbert.

Arrivals: tug Hall and four barges, Montreal, light; schrs. Julia, Oswego, coal;

Fabiola, Oswego, coal; Gearing, Trenton, firewood; Acacia, Oswego, coal.

Clearances: prop. Glengarry with consorts Gaskin and Glenora,Port Arthur, light; str. Chieftain and three barges, Fairhaven, light; sloop Laura, Cape Vincent, cedar posts; schr. Delaware, Oswego, light.

The new whaleback boats will arrive tomorrow. Alexander McDougall, the inventor, and an official of the company which operates them, will accompany them. They will be unloaded here and will proceed to the Atlantic coast where a trial will be made of their sea going qualities.

The injuries received by the prop. Glengarry on her last trip might have resulted more seriously but for the prompt action of the crew in stopping the break. On arrival here the propeller still carried in her bow the large stick of timber, a foot square and eight feet long, which had pierced her side and caused the damage.

Whale Back Steamers.

Detroit, June 1st - The whaleback steamer Joseph L. Colby and consort arrived down this morning, loaded with wheat for Kingston, from which port they go to the ocean. The Colby was in a partially disabled condition, the furnace in her port boiler having collapsed while crossing Saginaw Bay. She came from there down with one boiler. She is now lying at Hodge's dock awaiting the arrival of an inspector and agent from the Lake Erie boiler works, where the boilers were built, before determining what course to pursue. She is being visited, looked over and criticized by a large number of curious people who consider themselves well repaid for their time and trouble before they have seen more than half the vessel. Her cabins are finely built and furnished and are a model of completeness. In fact no words so well describe her cabin and crews quarters as "maltam in parvo."

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Jun 1891