The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Oct 1891

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Schr. Burton cleared for Oswego with barley, and schr. Hanlan arrived from Oswego, light.

Clearances: tug Thompson, Oswego, with three barges to load coal; schr. Fleetwing, Oswego, lumber.

The str. Rideau Belle arrived at Swift's wharf yesterday afternoon loaded heavily with grain and merchandise.

Arrivals: prop. Lake Michigan, Montreal, general cargo; prop. Persia, St. Catharines, passengers and freight; Rideau Belle, Smith's Falls.

The schr. Gleniffer, which was ashore west of Mimico, has been taken off by the Baker Bros., of Detroit. The Gleniffer was pronounced by all Canadian wreckers to be beyond rescue. Baker Bros. began operations nine days ago. Mr. Coy's wrecking tug Home Rule, Capt. A.D. Smith, of St. Catharines, and the tug Frank Jackman, of Toronto, were employed. Capt. Baker speaks very highly of the services of the tugs. Baker Bros., who are divers, put a bulkhead in her aft, twenty five feet forward of the stern post, pumped the vessel out, and, with the aid of two scows and some jack screws, soon had her afloat.

General Paragraphs - Capt. Murray, St. Catharines, says the first lock of the new canal at the Galops rapids was finished and that the second lock and guard would be finished early next year. He is one of the contractors.

The str. Henry R. James of the O.T. company's line, Brockville, after receiving her load for the west on Saturday last found herself fast to the dock on account of low water. A large part of the cargo had to be discharged again to get her afloat.

p.4 The Steamer Sovereign Sunk - The Canadian steambarge Sovereign, loaded with grain, from Port Arthur for Kingston, sank in Lake Superior on Sunday morning. The Sovereign had the schr. Sligo in tow, also grain laden, and the latter managed to reach the Soo in a battered condition, with the Sovereign's crew aboard. The lost vessel was owned by Capt. P. Kerwin, of Sarnia, and was valued at $12,000. The cargo was valued at $20,000.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Oct 1891