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

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The barge McCarthy now on Davis' dry dock for repairs, will be launched this evening, and the Union will be put on.

A Boat Aground - The steamer Lora, in going down the river yesterday, ran on a shoal, near Rock Island light, just above Fine View. A pilot from Kingston was in charge. The first one the steamer Lora struck was covered by eight feet of water, and the vessel settled down on it very easily. The tug Proctor passed with a tow, but could not leave her charges on account of the high wind prevailing. The steamer New Island Wanderer passed and tried to give assistance and found her tow line too short. Several passengers were aboard, and all who desired went to Fine View and to the bay. The boat was pulled off afterwards.


The str. Armenia passed up yesterday with a general cargo from Brockville to Deseronto.

The gate at the dry dock is being joined together by employees of the Dominion bridge company.

The barge Europe, of the M.T. company's fleet, has been placed on the ways at the company's shipyard. She will be rebuilt and lengthened this fall.

Joseph Richard, master of the tug Thomas Wilson, has paid a fine of $1,000 at the Oswego custom house for failing to report arrival with tow from a foreign port.

The str. D.D. Calvin and schr. Valencia in tow, from Duluth, with wheat, and the schr. S.H. Dunn, from Toledo, with timber, are expected at Garden Island today.

Arrivals: tug Maggie May and barge, Opinicon phosphate; schr. B.W. Folger, Sodus Point, coal; schr. Fleetwing, Charlotte, coal; schr. Lady Macdonald, Sandusky, coal; sloop Laura D., Cape Vincent, light.

The tug Traveller, of the Calvin company, is credited with having run away from the str. W.B. Hayden, which challenged her. The smile on the face of the captain of the fast yacht faded as the old tug boat ran away from his nobby boat.

Clearances: tug Hall and six barges, Montreal, wheat; tug Walker and schrs. Minnedosa and Kildonan, hardware, Port Arthur; sloop Murray, Trenton, light; schr. Jessie Drummond, Charlotte, ties; tug Maggie May and barge, Opinicon, light; schr. Grantham, Charlotte, light.

K. & 1000 I.S.B.C.

The Swift and Comfortable


Will until further notice leave J. Swift & Co.'s Wharf every day at 1:30 p.m. sharp, for following points:

Long Island Park, 15 cents; Return 25 cents.

Gananoque, 25 cents; Return, 35 cents.

Clayton, 50 cents; Return, 75 cents.

Connecting at Clayton with New York Central Railway for and from all points in the United States.

Season tickets at reduced rates. Special rates to parties upwards of ten. This route is $1 to $3 cheaper than any other to Ogdensburg, Utica, Albany, Rome, Troy, Saratoga, New York, Philadelphia, etc.

For full information address or see CAPT. T.J. CRAIG on board.

Capt. A. Dunlop, Opera House Block J. Swift & Co., foot Johnston St.

p.4 Sailing In A Rainstorm - first of the Lake Yacht Racing Association's circuit races at Hamilton; list of winners and times.

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