The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Oct 1891

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p.1 Three boats were ashore in the harbor on Saturday. The government should spend more money in removing the shoals to enable boats of large burthen to come into port.

The News In Small Lots - Stones for the pumping house in course of erection at the dry dock, are being got out at the Wolfe Island quarry.


The construction of the steel tug at Collinsby is progressing rapidly.

On Saturday the steamer Traveller will leave for Montreal with a raft of five drams.

The steam yacht Mamie C., of Alexandria Bay, went down the Rideau with a fishing and hunting party today.

The dry dock will be ready for service as soon as the bilges are placed in position. Work at the new pumping station is being pushed ahead as fast as possible.

The schr. Emerald, Detroit, with wheat, passed Port Dalhousie for Kingston; prop. Saginaw Valley, wheat, and schr. Grantham, coal, passed Port Colborne for Kingston.

Arrivals: prop. Algonquin, Duluth, 67,000 bushels wheat; schr. Mary, St. Catharines, 7,000 bushels wheat; prop. Glengarry, Montreal, light; schr. Volunteer, Cape Vincent, light.

On Saturday evening the str. Algonquin, laden with grain, ran on the shoal in front of the ferry wharf and was not released until late last night. She was not injured. The water in the harbor is very low.

Clearances: prop. Clinton and consorts Lisgar and Grimsby for lakes; tug Bronson and prop. Glengarry with seven barges, Montreal; schr. B.W. Folger, Oswego, lumber; R. Anglin, Cape Vincent, railroad ties.

p.4 It was Capt. J.B. Estes who was damaged on the steamer Bon Voyage at St. Jos., Mich., during a storm. He writes: "I am torn all to pieces internally; my right arm at the elbow is so badly injured I can scarcely get my coat on; my right eye is nearly torn out; my chest and knee badly hurt." He is now in route to Rochester.

In running across to Oswego from Kingston on Friday Capt. Hanson, of the barge Manitowac, was helping to get the big anchor on deck. He was on the rail when a lurch sent him overboard. A rope was thrown him and he was fished out feeling quite chilly.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Oct 1891