The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Jul 1891

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p.1 Quite An Adventure - five people out rowing, boat ran into a sunken barge near the cotton mill, and was holed; they had to get on the ribs of the sunken boat and wait to be rescued.

Incidents of the Day - The str. Shrewsbury left last evening for Buffalo. The guards of her paddle boxes which were removed to allow her to come through the Lachine canal easily, were replaced before going out.


The prop. T.D. Stimson, Chicago, 22,000 bush. wheat, is at Portsmouth.

The tug H.A. Calvin and four barges left Portsmouth light for Fairhaven.

The str. Calvin with barge Valencia in tow is expected at Garden Island today with timber from Toledo.

The Glengarry and consorts Glenora and Gaskin will arrive tonight with 110,000 bushels of grain from Toledo.

Schr. B.W. Folger is unloading coal for Short, Portsmouth, and the schr. White Oak is on the ways for repairs.

Arrivals: tug Hall and six barges, Montreal, light; sloop Laura D., Cape Vincent, light; schr. Grantham, Charlotte, coal.

Clearances: str. Algonquin, Chicago, light; tug Thompson and five barges, Montreal, grain; prop. Celtic, Duluth, light; prop. Niagara, Fairhaven, light.

The schr. Julia, Oswego, to Wolfe Island, ran on the bar opposite Garden Island last evening. She was under easy sail at the time and consequently did not strike with very great force. She was soon released and proceeded to her dock at Wolfe Island.

Capt. Martin Mahoney, of Sarnia, has been presented with a gold watch, chain and compass by the United States government in recognition of his bravery in rescuing a woman and ten men, the crew of the schr. Charles C. Ryan, wrecked on Lake Huron in June, 1890.

The Collinsby Rafting Co. has sent to the Georgian Bay tugs and hoisting apparatus to raise the str. Owen Sound, sunk 3 years ago with a cargo of corn and lying in about 100 feet of water. The company's outfit is such that it should make quick work of the contract.

Vessel owners are agreed that business in their line was never duller. Those vessels which had not a long charter list at the beginning of the season are laying up one after another in hopes that better times will come soon. All along the docks quietness reigns supreme. The slackness is not confined to Kingston alone for advices from ports on the other great lakes are to much the same effect.


And Wolfe Island Ferry.


Will leave Swift's wharf Sundays at 1:30 p.m. for Channel Grove and Spoor's Wharf, head of Wolfe Island. Returning, leaves Channel Grove at 5:30 p.m. Return tickets only 25 cents. Special trips made at any hour at lowest rates. For further information apply to Capt. Craig, on board.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Jul 1891