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

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p.1 Uncertainty of Life - 1st engineer James O'Reilly, of str. Campana, lost leg in machinery at Cleveland and died of shock.


The schr. Hanlan is receiving a new coat of paint.

The yacht Katie Gray has had a new set of sails adjusted.

The tug Edmond and two barges arrived up from Bedford Mills, Saturday, with wood.

The beautifully finished steam yacht Sport came up the river this afternoon and was admired by many as she lay at Gunn's wharf.

The str. Swan had her full compliment on board for her excursion yesterday, and thirty disappointed ones were left on the dock as she moved out.

Clearances: tug Glide and three barges, Montreal, grain; str. Chieftain, Ogdensburg, light; schr. Fleetwing, Charlotte, light; str. Hero, Montreal, excursion.

The schr. B.W. Folger is at Portsmouth with the first consignment of coal from Oswego for James Short, who has gone into the business lately on an extensive scale.

The str. Hero went down to Montreal yesterday, having 180 passengers on board. The Richelieu company secured her to relieve the overcrowding on the regular steamers.

The Edison general electric light company are putting in the plant on the steamer North King. Every stateroom will be supplied, while the saloon will be one glare of light, mirrors and plushes.

Arrivals: Prop. Glengarry and consorts Glenora and Gaskin, Chicago, 110,000 bushels corn; str. Campana, Chicago, wheat and rye; tug Glide and four barges, Montreal, light; tug Thompson and one barge, Oswego, coal.

The tug Munson, which has been chartered by the Collinsby rafting company to assist in the raising of the str. City of Owen Sound, called here today. She will proceed to the scene of the wreck at Georgian Bay with two of the pontoons, now lying at Collinsby, which are to be used in raising the sunken steamer.

p.4 Pleasure On the River St. Lawrence - a letter to editor - basically a puff for the str. Bon Voyage, James B. Estes master; purser C.F. Hanchett; builder and general manager R.T. Rogers.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Jul 1891