The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Nov 1891

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The tug Thistle is laid up at Davis' dry dock.

Clearances: barge Glengarry, 21,000 bush. barley for Oswego; schr. Khartoum, Gananoque, light.

Arrivals: schr. Idle Wild, Howe Island, 2,000 bushels of oats; schr. Hanlan, Oswego, light; schr. B.W. Folger, Sodus Point, coal; schr. Fleetwing, Charlotte, coal.

A rumor was current yesterday that the schr. B.W. Folger had gone down. The vessel arrived in port last night and the captain reports a pleasant trip over. She sheltered at Oswego during the gale.

On Monday the str. Alexandria will make her last trip this season. This steamer has been on the route for 28 years. She is no doubt the best paying boat on the river. She has carried more freight this year than ever before.

General Paragraphs - The sloop Lia arrived with a cargo of barley from Wolfe Island this morning.

The strs. Maynard and Jessie Bain, anchored at Washington Island, drifted ashore in the gale Thursday night.

The schr. Wave Crest is still on bottom at Four Mile Point (missing) Pierrepont went up yesterday with a steam pipe and ( ) the vessel. The steamer ( ) line this morning in ( ) schooner off. The str. ( ) furnishing steam for the ( ) will be removed and ( ) be free by tonight. ( ) and two feet forward ( )ance on either vessel ( ) was for Gananoque ( ) will go up again ( ).

Portsmouth - talking about exemption from taxation for the Kingston & Montreal forwarding company (part of article is missing).

A Painful Accident - mason hurt while working on chimney of new Pump House at dry-dock.

The Body Not Recovered - The Gananoque papers give long reports of the drowning of Walter Acton, off Knapp's Point on Wednesday. He was sitting on the weather rail holding a line which had been put about the tiller. It is thought during a heavy puff of wind the line loosened and the young man fell backwards into the water. He had three coats on, and a rope tied outside them all; after falling in he was observed trying to remove the garments. The young man yelled for help, but fifteen minutes elapsed before help could get to the spot where he fell in, but he had disappeared. The body has not yet been secured. The schooner, which had drifted about, was resecured, but next morning had broken from her moorings and run ashore near the Red Horse light.

Incidents of the Day - A sailor named Zimmerman, belonging to the schooner Annie Falconer, was in Oswego the other day and, in passing up the street, was attacked and cut in the left breast. The knife striking a bone saved his life. The assailant, named McGrath, was arrested and fined $50 and costs and three months incarceration in jail.

p.2 The Tea Table - The tug Bonar, Belleville, burned and sunk on Sunday night has been floated. The hull will take $1,600 to rebuild, and the boiler is badly damaged.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Nov 1891