The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Sep 1891

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The str. Eliza Hall, from Toledo with rye, is expected today.

The str. Rideau Belle was delayed four hours yesterday on the trip by rain and fog.

The prop. Cuba lightened 8,000 bushels of corn from Chicago this morning and proceeded to Montreal. She had many passengers.

The lake is now eight inches lower than a month ago. This is the lowest point, and from the middle of September it gradually rises.

The prop. Clinton and her consorts, the barges Lisgar and Grimsby, will load deals for Detroit. The wood comes from Ottawa via Rideau canal and is transhipped.

Arrivals: prop. Cuba, Oswego, corn; tug Active and five barges, Montreal, light; prop. Rhoda Emily, Chicago, 37,000 bushels rye; prop. Hecla, Chicago, 51,000 bushels rye.

Clearances: prop. Hecla, Charlotte, light; tug Active and six barges, Montreal, grain; str. Rosedale, Duluth, light; sloop Laura D., Cape Vincent, lumber; str. Orion, Ontonagan, N.Y., light; str. Algonquin, Chicago, light.

Several river scows are running at night without lights on side-screens, trusting to luck to make their journeys safely. The letter of the law in this connection should be enforced to prevent a repetition of the Cora Post accident with perhaps more serious consequences.

The big prop. Hecla, from Chicago with a cargo of corn, grounded on the Point Frederick shoal last night while heading for the M.T. Co.'s dock. She was lightened and released after a waste of much valuable time and trouble. The frequency of this occurrence seems to call for a buoy on this shoal as a guide for steamers entering the lower end of the harbor.

p.4 The Keewatin - Ottawa, Sept. 5th - investigation into the charges against Lt.-Gov. Shultz of misuse of government funds - ship was used on trip north; it capsized last fall and three men were drowned.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Sep 1891