The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Nov 1891

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The schr. Grantham loaded with stone for Cleveland got stuck in leaving Swift's dock this afternoon. She was drawing ten feet three inches of water.


Clearances: barge Colborne, Montreal, phosphate; schr. Grantham, Cleveland.

The str. Tilley and barge Duluth passed Port Dalhousie for Kingston last night.

The schr. Grantham cleared today for Cleveland with a cargo of phosphate. She will return with a load of coal.

The str. Spartan made a trial trip around the harbor yesterday. Her improved compound engine worked to perfection.

A marine protest has been filed in the matter of the sinking of the barge Sexsmith in the Rideau river with a cargo of lumber.

The str. Owen Sound, which was sunk in the Georgian Bay and raised by Mr. Leslie, has been removed to Little Current, where she rests in slings.

The steambarges Australasia and Bulgaria went ashore at Ahuspee ? reef, north of Manitouwac, in a gale. They were released without damage.

The Union bank, Montreal, has instituted proceedings in revendication against the Kingston & Montreal forwarding company on 18,528 bushels of grain, claimed to be a balance still undelivered under bills of lading held by the bank.

Arrived: steamer Nile and barge Isis, Ottawa, lumber; str. Khartoum, Trenton, barley; schr. Idlewild, Hay Bay, peas; schr. Laura D., Trenton, barley; sloop Lia, Wolfe Island, barley; prop. Acadia, Hamilton, general cargo; schr. Neelon, Duluth, 20,000 bushels wheat; schr. Augusta, Duluth, 20,000 bush. wheat; prop. Tilley, Duluth, 40,000 bush. wheat.

Two Fire Alarms - ....The firemen were again called out at 11:30 o'clock this morning. The barges Victor and Tiger, lying at the "grave yard," near the cotton mill, had been set on fire. Both the boats were rotten and had been "superannuated" by the M.T. Co. The damage was slight.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Nov 1891