The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Nov 1891

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p.1 This afternoon the schr. Albacore sailed into the harbor in a wrecked condition. Her foreboom and part of her rigging were carried away. She is partly loaded with grain for Chicago.


The schr. Dudley will be dry-docked at Davis'.

The schr. Dudley is unloading coal at Brockville.

Arrivals: tug Maggie May with schr. Peruvian, Lake Opinicon, phosphate.

The schr. Fleetwing is unloading blacksmith's coal at the locomotive work's dock.

The schr. Julia, loaded with barley for Oswego, has been weather bound since Saturday.

The tug Ranger towed the barge City of Kingston from the spile dock to Gunn's wharf in the heaviest of the gale.

The prop. Glengarry, loaded with 25,000 bushels barley for Oswego, is tied up at Richardson's. She will make another trip.

Capt. McMaugh says the Glengarry acted like a "human being" in the trip over to Oswego. She never showed herself to better advantage.

Clearances: str. Nile, Cornwall, lumber and cement; barge Isis, Cape Vincent, timber; schr. B.W. Folger, South Bay, to load barley for Oswego.

The str. North King will be docked at Davis'. Her false sides will be removed and replaced by ones of a different pattern. Other improvements will be made.

T. Donnelly, with a tug and lighter, went up yesterday afternoon to release the schr. Ella Murton, grounded on a bar out of Trenton harbor. A telegram received last night states that she is freed and no damage sustained.

The wharves are literally crowded with vessels awaiting abatement of the gale. The wind, last night, is said to have been the most terrible experienced this fall, and grave fears are entertained for the safety of vessels out on the lakes.

The str. Khartoum started for Hay Bay, last night, but when out from Breck's dock a squall struck her disabling the rudder. She was compelled to turn back and reached Richardson's dock after great difficulty. Capt. Staley says it was a narrow escape.

The Canadian schooner A. Muir, injured by a collision with the schooner M.B. Mitchell, is at Tonawanda, N.Y., unloading, and one of the firm of Muir Bros., of Port Dalhousie, is there to look after her. He reports that she is damaged about $2,000. The blow amidships loosened her centre-board box, and even bulged her on the other or starboard side. About 25,000 feet of lumber slid her deck and an equal amount was thrown off to list her after the accident. She is to be surveyed and an action for damages will be entered.

p.4 The First Of Its Kind - schr. White Cloud from Chicago to New York with lumber, in 66 days.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Nov 1891