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

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The prop. Glengarry and consorts will leave for Toledo tonight.

The tug Ranger is on Davis' drydock for repairs, a new rudder; etc.

The schr. Hanlan will complete her load of lumber today and clear for Oswego tonight.

The sloops Laura D. and Idlewild have undergone much repairs, getting ready for the fall grain trade.

After Sept. 15th the mail line steamers between Montreal and Toronto will run only three times a week, leaving Montreal on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

R. Davis has been commissioned by Folger Bros. to prepare models and plans for a new steamer to run the river to Montreal. It will be 180 feet keel and forty-four feet beam.

The yacht Anonymous, crossing from Kingston to Rochester on Sunday, was struck off the Galops and lost her dingy. By clever seamanship Big Sodus was reached. The yacht's bowsprit was lost in entering that port.

The scow Augusta Smith, owned by D.C. Porter, Clayton, N.Y., broke her dock line and sailed into the Thousand Island house slip with considerable force, damaging three skiffs to the extent of over $100.

Arrivals: tug Bronson and nine barges, Montreal, light; prop. Glengarry and consorts, Toledo, 108,000 bushels grain; tug Charley Ferris and three barges, Oswego, light; prop. Tilley and schr. Neelon, Chicago, 63,268 bushels rye.

Clearances: tugs Bronson and Active and eleven barges, Montreal, grain; prop. L. Tilley with schrs. Augusta and Neelon in tow, Chicago, light; tug Charley Ferris and four barges, Oswego, lumber; prop. Alma Munro, Chicago, general cargo and passengers; schr. Pringle, Charlotte, light.

For The First Time - Yesterday afternoon the str. Maud cleared with a large number of passengers for the islands. When she got a short distance outside of the harbor tower the machinery became disabled. A key in connection with the piston got out of place. The steamer came into port and the passengers were transferred to another boat. Engineer Derry repaired the defect and at the end of an hour after the accident the Maud was again ready for service. This is the first time in eighteen years that the steamer has disappointed passengers.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Aug 1891