The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Sep 1891

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The prop. Lora and str. North King made their last trips to Rochester last evening.

Clearances: str. Magic, Oswego, light; str. Freemason and two barges, Oswego, lumber.

The schr. Persia, foundered at Point Petre, was valued at $6000 and had no insurance.

The str. Argonaut, with schr. Nirvana, are at Portsmouth with 85,500 bushels wheat and rye from Chicago.

Arrivals: schrs. Fleetwing, Charlotte, coal; B.W. Folger, Fairhaven, 215 tons coal; str. Campana, Chicago, 2,600 bushels wheat.

The steamers St. Lawrence, Islander and Jessie Bain, owned by the Thousand Island steamboat company, will winter at Carleton Island.

Yesterday, after a very successful season, the steamer Lawrence finished her work on the river. She came into port last night about eight o'clock.

The schr. Hartford is at Ogdensburg with about $3,000 worth of wet wheat. The damage is scattered all through the cargo and cannot be estimated in bushels.

The steamer Lora was met last evening by a large delegation of citizens. They were addressed from the hurricane deck by a funny man from Rochester, N.Y.

Mr. Spencer says that if the steam yacht Wherenow had an American bottom he could get $20,000 for her. As it is he could not sell her for more than $12,000.

The sidewheel steamyacht Sport arrived here this morning in all the glory of shining brass, uniformed sailors, etc. This yacht is one of the handsomest and fastest on the river.

Jake Berrigan, a deck hand on the str. Campana, got his head caught in the cog wheels of the hoisting apparatus while the boat was coming across Lake St. Clair, Friday, and had a portion of his scalp torn away. The vessel stopped at Windsor and Dr. Casgrain dressed the wound. Berrigan was very weak from loss of blood, but is now recovering fast. He arrived this morning on the Campana and will lay off here to recuperate at his home, Bagot street east.

General Paragraphs - The Portsmouth council has issued orders that all old shipping must be cleared out of the village slip forthwith.

Divers Charlevois and Leduc, of the Donnelly wrecking company, will arrive home tonight from Hamilton, where they have been engaged recovering goods from the canal.

Rye For Kingston - Chicago, Sept. 14th - Boats for 1,000,000 bushels of grain were placed on Saturday, and still grain shippers thought boats were rather scarce. Everything was done on the basis of three cents for corn, which was accepted by everybody as the market, both for immediate shipment and for next week. The feature for today was the heavy movement of rye for export via Montreal. The Kingston rate of five cents for the time being shut out the Ogdensburg route on Montreal business.

Incidents of the Day - Capt. Leslie, of the Collins Bay rafting company, is shipping ice to western dealers whose supply had run short.

The dry dock is being pumped out today in preparation for the testing of the entrance gate which will take place tomorrow when the dock will be empty.

p.4 Another Cornwall Canal Break - another slide on Saturday morning; will not interfere with navigation.

Too Many Cooks For The Skipper

Chicago, Sept. 14th - John W. Rabshaw, captain of the steam barge John C. Pringle, was held in $500 bail by Commissioner Hoyne yesterday on a charge preferred by Special Immigration Agent George F. Stitch, of violating the alien contract labor law. The two witnesses against Rabshaw were Lizzie Jacobs and Jennie Bulch, residents of Kingston, Ont. They claimed they were hired by the captain as cooks on the trip, but when they reached Chicago they were discharged without any pay. Captain Rabshaw declared that the women left the boat of their own accord. He will be compelled to take the women back to the port from whence they were hired.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Sep 1891