The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Nov 1891

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The schr. M. Neelon, owned in St. Catharines, was seized by the customs officials here for making a false report. A deposit of $400 was required before the vessel was released.

News In Small Lots - While the schr. L. Rooney on Friday last was on her way to Campbell's wharf, Wellington, to finish loading, the wind carried her out in the lake. Four Wellingtonians W. McCullough, Lewis Garratt, John Lenthen, and S. Crawford were taken away and landed at South Bay. From there they were driven to Picton, where they took the afternoon train for home on Saturday. Their prospective trip of a few rods proved quite a circuitous one.


The keel blocks are being put in at the dry dock.

The steam barge Freemason will lay up for the winter.

The tug Bronson arrived today from Montreal with three barges.

The prop. Glengarry made the trip over from Oswego on Saturday in five hours.

The prop. Myles from Kingston, light, passed Port Colborne for Fort William last night.

Capt. Sims, of the str. Seguin, fell into the hold at Port Huron and broke his collar bone.

The barges Quebec and City of Kingston, after discharging lumber at Oswego returned to the city today.

The schr. Ella Murton, with a load of barley for Oswego, grounded on a sand bar near Trenton today.

The sloop Lorraine, grounded at the Grove Inn a few days ago, will be dry-docked and receive a thorough overhauling.

The schr. Hanlan, lying out from Richardson's dock, dragged anchors and drifted into the M.T. Co.'s dock last night. No damage done.

Clearances: schr. B.W. Folger, to South Bay, to load barley for Oswego; schr. Julia, Oswego, peas and barley; prop. Junita, Morristown, light.

Canadian vessel property is not a valuable investment. Calvin & Co.'s new barge has been in service six weeks, and has not earned a dollar for the owners. H. Folger was offered free stock to the extent of $800 in a steamer in Toronto.

Arrivals: tug Walker, Montreal, with four light barges; prop. Glengarry, Oswego, light; schr. Maggie L., South Bay, barley; sloop Idle Wild, Wolfe Island, barley; sloop Lia, Wolfe Island, barley; str. Khartoum, Gananoque, barley; sloop Laura D., Simcoe Island, barley.

Work was kept up on the schr. Wave Crest all day Saturday, and about five o'clock she was liberated. About twenty-five tons of coal had been transferred to the str. Freemason. The str. Pierrepont took the vessel to Gananoque to discharge the remainder of her cargo. The leak is supposed to be near the rudder, but the damage to her hull cannot be safely stated until she is dry-docked. If the vessel had been aground during Saturday night's gale the damage would have been great.

Gone To the Bottom - Toledo, Nov. 23rd - There is little doubt but that the schooner Finney has gone down with all hands. She left Toledo last Saturday week with about 21,000 bushels of wheat for Buffalo, and was last seen a few miles below Long Point, during the big blow on Tuesday. Capt. Conlon, of the schr. William Home, passed close to three spars sunk twenty-six miles below Long Point and fifteen miles south of Grand River. He is certain they belong to the Finney. The mizzen is not a pole spar, as first reported, but a short mast with topmast. The Finney was owned and sailed by Thomas Riordan, of Buffalo. She had a crew of six men. Capt. Riordan was competent and cautious. He leaves a widow and four grown-up children. The Finney was valued at about $6,000 ?. Insured for $3,000 in the Cincinnatti underwriters' and for $2,333 in the General Marine. The cargo was fully insured.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Nov 1891