The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Oct 1891

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The steam yacht Whistle Wing has been laid up for the winter.

The sloop Idlewild, Wolfe Island, is unloading peas at Richardson's wharf.

The schr. Eliza Fisher is receiving a general overhauling at Davis' dry dock.

The steam barge Freemason and two barges are being loaded with petrified stone for Hull, Que.

The prop. Persia passed down from St. Catharines today with a cargo of flour, fruit and other merchandise.

Clearances: steambarge Nile and barge Isis, for Ottawa and Montreal, lumber; schr. R. McDonald, Pultneyville, light.

Mr. Leslie stated today that the str. City of Owen Sound, sunk in Georgian Bay, has reached the shore and will be lightened of her cargo of corn.

The steamer Clinton and barges, Chicago, rye, corn and wheat, passed Port Colborne for Kingston. The prop. Glengarry and barges, Duluth, wheat; prop. Tecumseh, Toledo, timber for Garden Island, passed Port Dalhousie for Kingston.

Arrivals: tug Bronson, Montreal, five light barges; steambarge Wilhelm and consort, Chicago, 60,000 bushels rye; sloop Idlewild, Wolfe Island, peas; sloop Maggie L., Howe Island, peas; prop. Persia, St. Catharines, passengers and freight; tug Edmundson and tow, Ogdensburg, light; steambarge Freemason and two barges, Ottawa, chemical ore; barges Ontario and Minnie Francis, Cape Vincent, light.

General Paragraphs - The schr. B.W. Folger, from Oswego with coal for James Swift & Co., sailed into port under reduced canvas today.

The News In Small Lots - The schr. Annie Minnes is ashore near Brockville. The tug John A. Macdonald has gone to pull her off.

p.4 The Bon Voyage In A Storm - For three hours on Wednesday last the steamer Bon Voyage stuck on the bar at St. Joseph, Mich., with the sea completely sweeping her. Finally, with the aid of the life-saving crew, the boat was worked into the harbor broadside. When the wheel chains broke the wheel flew around with great force, striking Capt. Essex in the eye and injuring it so that he will probably lose the use of it. The coming winter the Bon Voyage is to be fitted up with more staterooms, and next season will run between Charlotte, Kingston and the Thousand Islands with another boat that is to be put on by the same company.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Oct 1891