The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Nov 1891

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p.1 A Man Lost - Port Colborne, Nov. 10th - Mate De Forest Pruys, of the schooner Foster, was lost off Port Colborne yesterday. Pruys had been a tug captain at Erie and Detroit for a number of years. He had a premonition that something would happen to him on the trip, and left the vessel in Buffalo on the last trip, but was, however, persuaded to return.

Now Look At This - On Thursday Mayor Drennan and Ald. Gaskin will leave for Ottawa, to interview the minister of marine in reference to the grant for the lighting of the city clock. A communication was sent to the council by the government stating that in view of the range lights being placed in the harbor the grant for the lights in the clock would be discontinued.


The schr. Minnedosa has gone into winter quarters.

The schr. Grantham, Kingston, chemical ore, passed Port Colborne for Cleveland last night.

Arrivals: tug Thompson, Montreal, light; schr. Speedwell, Morpeth, 15,000 bush. wheat wheat; prop. Ocean, Hamilton, general cargo.

Clearances: tugs Active and Thompson with seven barges and an elevator for Prescott; prop. Africa, Deseronto, salt; schr. Julia, Oswego, rye; schr. John McBride, Gananoque, oats; Laura D., Simcoe Island, peas; schr. B.W. Folger, Belleville, barley.

The str. Spartan made a trial trip up the Bay of Quinte this morning for the purpose of testing her engines, which have lately undergone improvements. Owing to the heavy gale blowing, she was unable to leave Swift's dock, and the tug Olevia Gordon had to lend her assistance.

The str. Lakeside arrived in port last night from Montreal. She broke her wheel in the Morrisburg canal and, as a result, made slow progress on her up trip. Owing to heavy draft she was unable to enter Davis' dry dock, and will proceed to Toronto, where another wheel will be adjusted.

The schr. John S. Parsons was launched at Chaumont, Thursday. The new schooner is a three-and-after, and was built and fitted out by Capt. Frank Phelps, for several years master of the Emma. She will carry about 10,000 bushels. John S. Parsons, Oswego, presented the schooner with about $50 worth of bunting.

p.4 Pith of the News - The whaleback steamer Chas. W. Wetmore has arrived at Valparaiso, Chili, on the home stretch of her 14,000 mile voyage from New York to Puget Sound.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Nov 1891