The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Oct 1891

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p.1 Was Buried Yesterday - The funeral of the late Capt. Trowell, yesterday, was conducted by the masons of which brotherhood deceased was a member for many years. The cortege was a long one. The pall-bearers were C.H. Hatch, J. Bushell and G.W. Comer, masons; and captains Batten, Sinclair and Taylor.

Incidents of the Day - The flags on the boats in the harbor were half-masted out of respect for the late Capt. Trowell.


The schr. Eliza Fisher, Oswego, is unloading coal at Anglin's.

The str. John Haggart will receive a new wheel at Davis' dry dock.

The water so low in the harbor ground is visible several feet from the Queen's wharf.

Owing to the scarcity of ocean steamers grain ordered for the old countries is delayed in shipment.

The prop. Persia, from Montreal, and the prop. Ocean, Hamilton, arrived in port a day behind time.

The schr. Fleetwing made the trip to Oswego, laden with lumber, and returned with coal in thirty nine hours.

The steam yacht C.H. Crossman, of Alexandria Bay, went down the Rideau canal with a shooting party this morning.

The schr. Annie Minnes is on Davis' drydock receiving general repairs. She was considerably injured by running on a shoal near Brockville.

Str. Pueblo, Milwaukee, rye; schr. Ella Murton, Sandusky, coal, and steambarge Armenia and consort Norway, passed Port Colborne for Kingston.

The water in the St. Lawrence is now four inches lower than it was three years ago when it was considered unusually low. Since 12th July it has lowered twelve feet.

Steambarge Saginaw Valley, bound for Buffalo, turned back at Long Point and took on more coal at Swift's. On account of the gale she remained in port until this morning.

The new steambarge Water Lily made her first trip of the season yesterday having a cargo of wheat from Colborne. The engine and boiler of the old boat was put in the new one.

On Saturday night the schr. White Oak left Oswego at eleven o'clock and arrived yesterday morning at five o'clock. The wind blew strong during the night, but was in favor of the boat.

Clearances: schr. Burton, Bay of Quinte, to load barley; prop. Superior and consort Sandusky, for lakes, light; prop. Saginaw Valley, Buffalo, to load coal; tug Hall, Montreal, five barges, grain; tug Thompson, Montreal, five barges, grain; steambarge R. Anglin, Cape Vincent, railroad ties; schr. B.W. Folger, Oswego, lumber.

Arrivals: schrs. Two Brothers and Robert Macdonald, Picton, peas; schr. Albacore, Pickering, 16,000 bushels barley; props. Cuba and Lake Michigan, Toledo, lightened rye for Montreal; prop. Shickluna and schr. Worts, Duluth, 32,000 bushels wheat; tug Thompson, Montreal, two barges, light; str. Water Lily, Colborne, wheat; str. Resolute, Kincardine, salt; sloop Lorraine, Deseronto, lumber; schr. White Oak, Oswego, load peas and rye; schr. Highland Beauty, Oswego, anthracite coal.

p.4 A New Steamer - St. Catharines, Oct. 19th - The owners of the steamer Lakeside have let a contract for the building of a large and powerful side wheel steel steamer to be placed on the route between this city and Toronto early next year. On her completion, the Lakeside will ply between Grimsby and Toronto.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Oct 1891