The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Sep 1891

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The str. Princess Louise has been seized for damages to the sloop Cora Post, in sinking her near Howe Island. The case will be fought out in the courts.

Some Interesting Relics - W.S. Malcolm's dredge "Giant" while working near mouth of Oswego river found an English anchor and part of a musket; may go back to war of 1812.


The schr. Jessie Regina cleared from Toledo with corn for Kingston.

The tug A. Wright, of Morrisburg, is on Davis' dry dock for general repairs.

The steam yacht Siesta has not laid up yet. She will be in service until the ice takes.

The strs. Rosedale and Algonquin will arrive tonight from Chicago with large cargoes of rye for transhipment to Montreal.

Arrivals: tug Thompson and two barges, Toledo, corn; schr. Oliver Mowat, Sandusky, chemical ore; schr. B.W. Folger, Oswego, coal.

Clearances: str. Campana, Chicago, salt; tug Thompson and four barges, Montreal, grain; prop. Argonaut and consort Nirvana, Oswego, light.

Capt. John Munson, of Oswego, died on Monday night. He began sailing when fifteen years of age. He had been a lighthouse keeper in recent years.

The schr. Cummings ran into Port Colborne in Tuesday night's gale with part of her bulwarks carried away by the heavy sea. She had attempted to cross the lake.

The Kingston rate of 5 cents in Chicago has shut out the Ogdensburg route on Montreal business. Charters were: Seguin, John Rugee, J.H. Prentice, Middlesex, Carpenter, rye.

The str. Princess Louise loosened her wheel while backing out from her dock yesterday and was unable to proceed. She is now dry-docked to have the defective key replaced.

The yacht Dan, of Toronto, has been purchased by T.S. Carman, of Belleville. She can do fourteen miles an hour and originally cost $9,000. Mr. Carman will fit it out with staterooms and other conveniences for extensive trips.

Complaints have been made about the shortages at Kingston, principally in cargoes of rye from Toledo. The str. Armenia's cargo of 25,000 was eighty bushels short, and the schr. Grantham was seventy bushels short on 13,000.

The Ottawa Free Press reports a break in the Rideau Canal at Chaffey's Locks, but diligent enquiry among the shippers here fail to disclose any serious damage. Superintendent Wise and carpenters at once went to the locks to make repairs.



[Oswego Palladium]

The tug Ferris came across the lake Monday with a tow of two canal boats and three barges, including the little steamer Freemason, all lumber laden. They had a rough time of it. The tow left Kingston in the morning and had a pleasant time until this side of the Ducks, where they encountered a heavy sea running down the lake. As they stood across the lake the wind freshened and the sea washed over the barges and canal boats. The Freemason lost a quantity of lumber from her deck load. It was six o'clock last evening and the boats were a mile or two in the lake off this harbor, when the Ferris signalled the Redford. The cabin door on the barge Minnie Francis had been carried away by the seas and the boat was filling with water. The Redford went out to her and soon she was fast to the piers with three or four feet of water in her hold. It was a narrow escape. The barge was unloaded and pumped out.

A Well Known Wheelman Dead - Windsor, Sept. 17th - Gilbert Douglas fell from gang plank of str. Jim Fisk yesterday, banged head.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Sep 1891