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

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A new wheel will be put on the tug Active.

The grain shovellers at Portsmouth earned $41.60 each last week.

The prop. Ocean was twelve hours late on her down trip yesterday.

Two elevators were kept in constant operation in handling grain at Portsmouth last week.

The schr. Delaware, loaded with coal, ran on a rock in Belleville harbor and poked a hole in her bottom.

The strs. J.A. Macdonald, H.A. Calvin and Johnson pulled the tug Jessie Hall off the ways at Portsmouth this morning. A defect in the carriage caused the difficulty.

Clearances: sloop Sovereign, Deseronto, light; steam barge Freemason and two barges, Cape Vincent, railroad ties; prop. Canada, Duluth, general cargo; schr. Fleetwing, Oswego, lumber; schr. Annie Falconer, Oswego, light.

During a heavy blow the strs. Maynard and Jessie Bain were driven ashore at Clayton. Heavy lines were made fast on shore to hold them from being carried down stream on the rocks. They were easily pulled off the mud bottom.

The steambarge Niagara ran through the new channel at the Galops on Friday, and her captain telegraphed the minister of canals at Ottawa that he found the channel much better and straighter than the other, and that he would not use any other.

Arrivals: schr. Collier, Port Whitby, 10,000 bush. peas; prop. Dominion and schr. Benson, Toledo, rye; schr. Mabel, Cape Vincent, light; steambarge Khartoum, Simcoe Island, peas; prop. Canada, Duluth; prop. Persia, Montreal, passengers and freight; steambarge R. Anglin, Cape Vincent, light; sloop Sovereign, Cape Vincent, light; schr. Singapore, Ogdensburg, light.

p.4 But One Survivor - Sault Ste. Marie, Oct. 5th - Seaman Charles Larrabee, the only survivor of the wreck of the schooner Frank Perew, arrived here yesterday with the bodies of those who perished, five men and one woman. The Perew foundered Tuesday afternoon. The crew took to a yawl and were tossed about for six hours passing within two miles of White Fish Point, and also of a steamer, but without getting assistance. The yawl capsized within 40 rods of Parisienne Island. All hands were drowned except Larrabee.


Chicago, Oct. 5th - A boiler explosion aboard the C.W. Parker killed seven persons and seriously injured many others in the neighborhood of Archer avenue bridge on the south branch of the river about 4:30 o'clock this afternoon. The tug C.W. Parker in company with three other tugs were engaged in trying to tow the coal steamer H.S. Pickands out of the draw of the bridge when the explosion occurred. Three of the killed were the captain, engineer and cook of the tug and their bodies have not yet been recovered. The other persons killed were standing on the banks of the river to which a number of spectators had been drawn to witness the removal of the steamer Pickands, which had ran aground.

The killed: James B. Carter, the captain of the tug C.W. Parker; John C. Moore, engineer of the tug C.W. Parker; Samuel Armstrong of Manistee, cook of the C.W. Parker; unknown man killed by a fragment of the boiler while standing at the east end of Archer avenue bridge; Mrs. Mary Rice, Barbara Rice, her eighteen year old daughter; Samuel Sawyer, laborer; Joseph Cullen, fireman of the C.W. Parker.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Oct 1891