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

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The barge Jessie Breck cleared today for Bath to load hay for Toronto.

Tug Home Rule, Port Dalhousie, called at Swift's dock this morning en route to Cornwall.

The water is so low in the Napanee river that vessels cannot get through the swing bridge.

The str. Hero ran on a shoal in the harbor yesterday afternoon. She was aground about an hour.

Prop. Africa, Kincardine, salt and schr. Speedwell, Morpeth, passed Port Colborne for Kingston last night.

The steam barge Alberta, of Cape Vincent, is again engaged in transferring baled hay from up the river ports to Ogdensburg.

The steambarge Saxon having broken her wheel, her owner, Mr. Vanalstine, has decided that she lay up for the rest of the season.

The prop. Ocean was put on dry dock at Montreal as a result of the collision with the schr. Collier on Sunday last. She was thirty-six hours late on her up trip.

There are seven barges belonging to the Kingston & Montreal forwarding company, and two or three propellors detained at Prescott owing to the low water.

The steamer North King arrived yesterday from Port Hope, to winter here. This morning she cleared for South Bay where she will take on 250 barrels of apples.

The Donnelly Wrecking and salvage company has purchased the steamer Rothesay sunk by the tug Myra near Prescott. The company will raise her and use her for excursion purposes.

The steamer Bibb was sold at Buffalo, to Kimball & Jones, Cleveland, for $2,500. The purchasers intend to take her down on the coast of Maine, where she will be employed in the freighting business.

The barge Sexsmith, sunk in the Rideau river with a cargo of lumber, was raised and is now on Davis' dry dock receiving repairs. She struck a rock in the river, a hole was made in her bottom, and her seams were stretched.

Clearances: tugs Hall and Active, Montreal, six barges of grain; prop. Tilley and consorts Augusta and Neelon, Charlotte, light; sloop Maggie L., for peas; sloop Laura D., Wolfe Island, peas; schr. Fleetwing, Wolfe Island, to load barley; str. Chieftain, Fairhaven, three barges, light; prop. Johnston, with one barge in tow, light.

The famous Chamberlain-Pridgeon collision case has been settled. The liability was limited to the value of the Pridgeon. This is the only case in the history of the lakes, and the second one in the United States, where a steamer got a full degree in an accident happening in a fog. The collision occurred in October, 1886, in Lake Michigan off Sheboygan, in which the Chamberlain was sunk.

Arrivals: schr. Echo, Stella, 2,000 bush. two-rowed barley; schr. Tradewind, Whitby, 1,500 bush. two-rowed barley; prop. Celtic, Chicago, lightened 8,000 bush. wheat, and proceeded to Montreal; tug Hall, Montreal, light; sloop Idlewild, Wolfe Island, peas; str. Khartoum, Bath, oats; sloop Lia, Wolfe Island, oats; str. Rideau Belle, Portland, grain; str. Ocean, Montreal, general cargo.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Nov 1891