The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Sep 1891

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p.1 General Paragraphs - In the schr. Valencia at Portsmouth there are 2,600 bushels of damaged grain. B.W. Folger has been commissioned to represent the insurance company carrying the risk.


The schr. B.W. Folger is unloading salt at Gunn's wharf.

The schr. S.H. Dunn is undergoing some minor repairs here.

The Folger Bros. have chartered the str. Belmont for next year.

In a short time the strs. Lora and Bon Voyage will cease their trips between Rochester and Kingston after a very successful season.

Clearances: tug Thompson and three barges, Montreal, grain; tug Walker and Minnedosa, Detroit, light; schr. Annie Falconer, Charlotte, light.

The prop. Lake Michigan was brought into port, yesterday, from Oak Orchard, west of Charlotte, by the prop. Niagara. She was unable to proceed owing to a leak in her boiler flues.

Arrivals: prop. Enterprise and schr. Antelope, Chicago, rye; prop. Lake Michigan, Toledo, wheat; str. Clinton and two barges, Chicago, grain; schr. B.W. Folger, 700 barrels salt.



The Propeller Jenks With Several Of Her Crew.

Detroit, Sept. 2nd - At an early hour yesterday as the little propeller Edward H. Jenks was coming up the river from Kelly's Island, with a load of block stone, and was just off Ballard's Reef, a short distance below the head of Grosse Isle, she came into collision with the propeller George W. Morley, which was bound down loaded. The Jenks was immediately sunk, and Mrs. Ekbert, wife of the captain of the Jenks, Albert Jacobs of Port Clinton, O., the second engineer, and one fireman of the Jenks were carried down with the vessel, but whether they were killed by the collision or were unable to get on deck and were drowned is not yet known. The rest of the crew managed to escape and were picked up by the Morley. The name of the fireman is not yet known. The Jenks is 150 tons, owned by A.M. Carpenter, Port Huron, and was built at Port Dover in 1882. The Morley, which is 1045 tons register, struck the Jenks just forward of her cabin and crushed her like an egg shell. She went to the bottom immediately. A misunderstanding of signals is said to have been the cause of the collision.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Sep 1891