The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Jun 1891

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p.1 General Paragraphs - A Port Huron firm has purchased the schr. Bavaria for $4,000.

The str. John Maynard took the Cape route today in place of the Maud.


The barge Regina is on the M.T. Co.'s dry dock.

The steam yacht Pastime, of Ogdensburg, called here today.

The prop. Tilley is waiting the unloading of her consort at Portsmouth, when she will clear for Chicago.

The schrs. Emerald and St. Louis had a race from Toronto to Oswego and return. The St. Louis won by twelve hours.

The whaleback A.D. Thompson has been launched at West Superior. It is 265 feet long. It leaves for Liverpool with a cargo of wheat in about a month.

The steamer Corsican left yesterday for Prescott and will take the place of the str. Corinthian, which met with an accident in the Cornwall locks. The str. Algerian passed up yesterday.

Clearances: tug Thompson and barge, Charlotte, light; prop. J.L. Colby and barge 110, New York, light; schr. Delaware, Fairhaven, light; tug Rescue, Ogdensburg, light; tug Ferris and three barges, Oswego, lumber.

The steamer North King has reached Port Hope and is greatly admired. She made nine miles in thirty-four minutes on a trial run. Capt. Nicholson is proud of his charge. He was presented by Mrs. N. Heckin with a beautiful boquet of flowers in view of the auspicious occasion.

Arrivals: schr. Eccles, Wellington, 7,500 bush. peas; schr. Kate, Belleville, 5,000 bush. peas; tug Thompson and five barges, Montreal, light; sloop Maggie L., Deseronto, 3,400 bush. oats; schr. Denver, Sackett's Harbor, light; tug Ferris and two barges, Oswego, coal.

The "whaleback" steamers were well patronized yesterday by sight-seers. They looked well in their new coat of brown, which has been administered since their arrival here. Today they left for Montreal, and will call at Ogdensburg on the way. Brockvillians and others along their route are very anxious to see the curiosities, and have been telegraphing here for the past few days to find out the time of their departure.

A Case In Court - Last season the tug Olevia Gordon, with three barges in tow, collided with the schr. Kate, of Picton, on the Bay of Quinte. The schooner sustained injuries to the extent of $200, for which amount the owners are suing the owners of the Gordon, Messrs. Connolly. The case will be tried at Picton this week.

Incidents of the Day - The barge Condor, loaded with grain for Montreal, ran aground in Galop rapids, Saturday night, and will have to be lightered, which will be a very difficult and dangerous undertaking.

Capt. McDougall has patented a pump designed for loading coal on the whalebacks on the Pacific coast. It is to pump the coal from the mines, several miles from the landing on Puget Sound, into the holds of the vessels. This means doing away entirely with the cost of railroad transportation. The idea was suggested by the captain's experience in pumping sand in Duluth harbor and pumping coal from sunken wrecks.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Jun 1891