The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Nov 1891

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The schr. Ella Murton is loading barley at Napanee and bay ports for Oswego. Freight 2 1/2 cents.


There are thirty barges delayed at Prescott on account of low water in the Morrisburg canal.

The str. Pierrepont had a hard time making Garden Island dock yesterday afternoon, because of shallow water.

The str. Sylvan Stream, running among the Thousand Islands last summer, has been sold to Toledo parties.

Clearances: schr. White Oak, Oswego, barley; prop. Celtic, Montreal, general cargo; str. Rideau Belle, Smith's Falls; schr. Collier, Oswego, barley.

Arrivals: prop. Africa, Kincardine, salt; schr. Julia, Bay of Quinte, peas; str. John Haggart, Perth; schr. Eliza Fisher, Charlotte, coal; tug Charley Ferris, Oswego, light; str. Home Rule, Ogdensburg, with schr. A.L. Andrews in tow, cleared for Buffalo yesterday.

The upper works of the steamer Rothesay have been entirely torn away and mud formed about the hull so as to make the work of raising very difficult. It is thought the machinery is little damaged, as it has been entirely covered with water since going down.

The Collinsby wrecking company has been asked for terms to pontoon the yacht Wandne through the St. Lawrence canals. The boat is owned by B.F. Wade, of Cleveland, Ohio, is constructed of steel, and cost $365,000. She is 165 feet long and is bound for Portland, Maine. She is drawing over 11 feet of water, and it is doubtful if she will get down the St. Lawrence owing to low water. Next summer she will start on a cruise around the world.

A Captain Killed - Port Huron, Mich., Nov. 9th - The steamers Brazil and W.P. Wright, both bound up, were in collision Friday when they were opposite this city. Capt. Turkerson, of the schr. Katahdin, fell into the hold of his vessel and was killed.

A Gallant Deed - The marine department has been notified of a gallant deed performed by the crew of the life-saving station at Goderich, by which six lives were saved from a watery grave. The schooner Bavaria, Capt. H. Fraser, bound from Toledo to Kingston with coal, ran ashore under the severe storm of Oct. 31st, near Goderich, and the crew were in imminent peril, when the brave fellows from the life-saving station went out on the rolling waves and rescued them all, the captain, mate and four sailors. The ship, which was a total loss, was valued at $6,000. The rescued sailors were more than grateful to Capt. Babb ? and his fearless companions.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Nov 1891