The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Jul 1891

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p.1 A Serious Collision - The Sault, July 27th - On Saturday the steambarge Havana and consort Helena, upward bound, and steamship Mariska, downward bound, met in the black hole, Little Mud Lake. After exchanging proper signals the Mariska collided with the Helena, cutting through her starboard bow and causing her to sink in a few moments. Capt. Green, of the Helena, seeing that a collision was imminent, called his crew on deck. They all responded except a Russian Finn named Matt, who went down with the schooner. His body was first noticed by the mate of the Muriska, and was then picked up by his shipmates. The wreck is in such a position that it can be easily reached and coal taken out.

Going Up To Buffalo - The big passenger steamer Shrewsbury arrived here today on her way from New York to Buffalo where she will be used as a passenger boat between Buffalo and Niagara Falls. Her accommodation for a large number of passengers is excellent, giving plenty of deck room if desired, and in rough weather the cosy and commodious cabins will be appreciated by travellers. The upper saloon cabin is tastefully fitted up in plush and hardwood, and a concave mirror in a prominent position gives the passengers plenty of scope for amusement. Negotiations were opened a year ago for the sale of the Shrewsbury to the Thousand Island steamboat company but the deal fell through.





This First-Class, Twin Screw, Clyde Built, Iron Steamship,

will sail from Kingston for Chicago on the following days, leaving

Kingston at 2 P.M. on

Tuesday, 4th August, 18th Aug.,

1st and 15th September,

Calling at Toronto, Welland Canal Ports, Cleveland, Windsor (Detroit), Sarnia via Straits Mackinaw, thence to Chicago. Passengers have two days there, returning same route. Length of trip 14 days. Large accommodation. Can seat 100 passengers at dining table. State rooms commodious and handsomely furnished. Steamer lighted throughout by incandescent electric lights. Old, experienced, civil and attentive officers. Public inspection of this steamer invited. For rates of passage and other information apply to




Cleared: tug Bronson and two barges, Montreal.

The schr. Flora Carveth arrived up from Cornwall last night in tow of the str. Saxon. She will lay up here until vessel trade gets brisker.

Arrivals: prop. Algonquin, Duluth, 67,000 bushels wheat; tug Thompson and two barges, Oswego, coal; tug Bronson and six barges, Montreal, light.

The str. Algerian arrived from Montreal yesterday with a large passenger list and a lot of freight. Capt. Bolton says the mail line steamers have been well patronized this season by people living on the Bay of Quinte. The route through the Murray canal will prove a profitable one to the R. & O. N. Co.

Capt. LaRush, of the Canadian schooner Valencia, was recently fined $50 by Collector Johnson, of Duluth, for entering without clearance papers and manifest. He pleaded as an extenuation that he had come from Heron Bay, 140 miles east of Port Arthur, at which point there is no custom house, and also that the offence was not so bad because he came light. The remission of the fine was recommended to the secretary of the treasury, and word has been received that all except $20 is remitted. The captain should have called at Port Arthur.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Jul 1891