The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Nov 1891

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The prop. Glengarry has gone into the barley trade.

Arrivals: prop. Myles, Fort William, grain; schr. Eliza Fisher, Charlotte, coal.

The prop. Alma Munro passed through for Montreal this morning where she will lay up.

Clearances: prop. Glengarry, Oswego, peas and barley; tug Rescue and barge Puritan, Cape Vincent.

The sloop Lorraine struck a log near the Grove Inn last night and sprung a leak. There were two feet of water in her hold before the leak was discovered.

The prop. Persia arrived in port last night on her last trip down for the season. Capt. Scott says he had a very hard passage up the lake, but "got there just the same."

Mosly all the small vessels have gone into winter quarters. The seas have been so heavy for the past week that boats of light draught dared not venture out.

The barges of the Montreal transportation company and the Kingston & Montreal forwarding company, as fast as they can be discharged at Montreal, are being sent to Kingston to be laid up.

The prop. Myles, Fort William, arrived in port yesterday afternoon laden with grain. The steamer had a rough time on the lake last Sunday, two of her gangways being washed away. She ran into Oswego on Monday, where she sheltered until yesterday.

The str. Ocean arrived from Montreal last night. On her down trip she damaged her hull considerably on account of low water in the Cornwall canal, and was obliged to take to the dry dock. She is loading 100 tons of pig iron for Hamilton and goes into winter quarters there.

Incidents of the Day - The barge Emerald, ashore near Rudd's quarry, was released and is now loading sand at Howe Island.

Grounded At Four Mile Point - The schr. Wave Crest, laden with coal from Oswego, ran aground at Four Mile Point last night. Capt. Wakely says the vessel rounded the point too close to the shore. The vessel was drawing ten feet of water. The str. Pierrepont, with Capt. Donnelly and a steam pump, went up this morning. The Wave Crest is owned by R.C. Smith, Port Hope.

p.3 Bedford Mills - Nov. 17th - The tug Edmond and fleet is expected home tomorrow. She will be loaded with wood for Kingston.

Seeley's Bay - Nov. 16th - The scow Volunteer is loading grain at Hawkin's wharf; she will have to return for another load.

p.4 The Wrecks At Goderich - Goderich, Nov. 20th - Owing to the continued heavy weather and the heavy sea running, nothing could be done yesterday towards reaching the large schooner at anchor north of here. The dismasted vessel reported off here drifted towards the north and this morning is at anchor about eight miles west of here. She is in pretty bad condition. Wrecking tugs have been sent for and are now on the way from the river to relieve the vessels.

Ashore At Port Stanley - Port Stanley, Nov. 20th - The schr. E.G. Benedict, loaded with elm bolts from Smith dock bound for Buffalo, struck the bar in trying to make this harbor this morning and went ashore east of the harbor. She now lies in about eight feet of water on a sandy bottom. The vessel is owned and commanded by Captain Thomas Lucas of Windsor. The crew were taken off.

Pith of the News - The schr. Hattie A. Estelle, of Chicago, was wrecked at Manistee, Mich., and Albert Davis, of Port Hope, drowned.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Nov 1891