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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Nov 1891

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The str. Pierrepont lost her rudder this morning.

The schr. L.B. Stone had a rough passage over from Sackett's Harbor yesterday.

Prop. Persia passed up to Port Dalhousie for St. Catharines last night "as trim as a top."

The steambarge Van Allan, en route for Chicago, took shelter in the harbor over night.

Rumor has it that the prop. Myles, now harbored at Oswego, received a bad shaking up in the gale.

The sloop Lorraine, from Deseronto, arrived in port this morning. She has been laying at Amherst Island for the past week on account of the gales.

Arrivals: props. Acadia, Hamilton; Alma Munro, Hamilton; str. Nile and barge Isis, Cape Vincent, light; schr. Eliza Fisher, Charlotte, coal.

The prop. Ocean will pay off her crew here on arrival today. Capt. Welch will act as mate from this port to St. Catharines, where the Ocean will winter.

Clearances: sloop Minnie, Gananoque, for sand; schr. Khartoum, Wolfe Island, barley; barge Glengarry, Oswego, peas and rye; schr. L.B. Stone, Sackett's Harbor, lumber.

In connection with the purchase and proposed wrecking of the palace steamer Rothesay, sunk a short distance above Prescott, facts come to light which illustrate the terrific force of the ice moving down the St. Lawrence River. The large steel arm connecting the walking beam with the wheel shaft has been broken, and the boat herself has been moved a considerable distance from the spot where she sank.

Drowned Off A Schooner - Yesterday afternoon while the schooner McBride was running light to Gananoque, W. Acton, eighteen years of age, son of the captain, was knocked off the boat, by the tiller, opposite Knapp's Point, and was drowned. As soon as the boy was missed, his father started out to look for him in a yawl boat, but was unable to find him. The captain was picked up by the str. Pierrepont on her way to Gananoque. Captain Acton's grief at the loss of his son was indescribable.

p.4 Good Freights On Barley - These are the days the Canadian vessel men are making money. Saturday the schooner Fabiola arrived in Oswego with a cargo of barley at 2 1/2 cents and was immediately chartered for a return cargo at 4 cents. Many Canadian vessels went into winter quarters a couple of weeks ago owing to the fact that they were unable to secure loads at a rate that would pay them to remain in commission. Rathbun & Co. are unable to obtain vessels to carry lumber. There is more money in barley.

The Storm On Lake Huron - Goderich, Nov. 19th - A heavy gale accompanied by snow commenced early yesterday morning, gradually subsiding this morning. About three miles north of here a vessel was sighted, showing a flag of distress. By the aid of the glass she is a large three-master, red bottom, green top sides, name unknown. Efforts are being made to reach her.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Nov 1891