The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Aug 1891

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The yacht Ariadne will go down the river this week with a cruising party.

The steamer Bon Voyage is making money for her owners on the Charlotte-Ogdensburg route.

The str. Rideau Belle brought up a large number from Ottawa and way ports this morning. The route has become very popular.

The Toronto Royal Canadian yacht club's steam yacht, the Viola, was here this morning on her way to the Thousand Islands for a cruise.

The engineer and firemen on the Jessie Bain refuses to work after midnight to accommodate some excursionists and were discharged by Supt. Folger.

Arrivals: schr. Owasso, Sandusky, 600 tons chemical ore; prop. Niagara, Toledo, 25,000 bushels rye; str. Alert, Clayton, light; str. Nile, Cape Vincent, light.

Clearances: str. Nile and barge Isis, Ottawa, salt; schr. Sunshine, Charlotte, light; steam yacht Viola, Alexandria Bay, pleasure party; str. Alert, Cape Vincent, light.

The tug Active and two barges, coal laden, were due from Oswego today, but did not venture out on account of the storm. The Active was expected to come over light to take a tow of barges to Montreal.

Ira Smith, a seaman on the schr. Antelope, swallowed a tack while laying a carpet in the captain's room and is subjected to great agony. He is now in Chicago hospital. The vessel was recently in Kingston port.

The str. Lora, due to arrive here Monday morning at seven o'clock, did not get in until this morning, thereby causing much dissatisfaction among the passengers, some of whom had important engagements to fill.

On Sunday on making Alexandria Bay wharf, the steamer Bon Voyage swung around and struck the steam yacht Spray, doing $50 damage to the windows and side. The Bon Voyage remained at Clayton Sunday night.

On Sunday the steam yacht Idle Hour broke her shaft and drifted on the rocks at Fisher's Landing. The steam yacht Edith May tried to pull the other craft off but ran upon the rocks herself and was rendered useless. Later in the night both yachts were rescued.

After a few weeks brisk business in marine circles another relapse has set in and business is duller than before. The following boats are lying here without engagements: sloops Idlewild and Minnie; schr. Singapore, tug Minnie Belle and str. Khartoum; at Portsmouth the schooners White Oak and Annie Falconer.

The heavy sea from the west this morning was felt severely along the water front although no serious damage is reported. Small crafts were placed on the lee sides of their docks and everything made secure and safe. Even the sturdy old Pierrepont rolled heavily as she steamed over to the Island for her load.

p.4 Affairs of the Hour - The steambarge Lothair foundered five miles from Tobermoray on Friday evening. She was loaded with lumber.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Aug 1891