The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Nov 1891

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p.1 Loss of the Finney - Buffalo, Nov. 25th - Nothing has yet been heard of any of the Finney's crew. It is considered certain that all were lost with the vessel. The crew consisted of George Christiansen, mate, Buffalo; Wm. Smith, Buffalo; James Conway, Dublin, Ireland; Samuel J. Steacy, Sodus, N.Y.; Harry Popper (Pepper ?), Buffalo, seaman; woman cook, name unknown. It is reported that she shipped at Toledo. Smith was English and Pepper Austrian. Capt. Riordan was a member of the A.O.U.W.

Incidents of the Day - The cases of Ward and Kellar against the Deseronto navigation company, for damages because of the burning of the str. Quinte, have been settled.

General Paragraphs - The schr. L.T. Verce, loaded with wheat, dragged anchors and drifted ashore at Gananoque, Monday night.

A telegram received from Capt. Joseph Dick today states that the schr. White Oak arrived safe and sound at Prinyer.

A telegram this morning states that the schr. Bullock ran ashore near Collins Bay last night. Capt. T. Taylor went up this afternoon.

The schr. Delaware, loaded with barley for Oswego, arrived in port this morning minus her main boom. She has been lying at Four Mile Point for the past two days.

The str. Pierrepont was obliged to tie up at Pittsferry yesterday, where she remained during the night. Capt. Allan says this is the first time in seven years the Pierrepont has had to give way to a gale.


The M.T. Co. is laying up its barges.

Vessels with draught not exceeding 7 1/2 feet pass safely through the Morrisburg canal.

The schr. Fleet Wing will load barley at Trenton for Oswego. She will winter at Presqu' Isle.

The schooners Minnedosa, Glenora, Gaskin, Kildonan, Regina and Cornwall are laid up for the winter.

Capt. Noonan will build a new steamer this winter at a cost of not less than $15,000, purposely for the canal route.

The str. Maud was over two hours late yesterday in coming from Cape Vincent. She experienced a rough passage over.

The sloop Idle Wild cleared for Gananoque this morning. In leaving the harbor her main sail was hauled in, a jib being all she could carry.

The steam barge George King struck a shoal near the Sisters, but succeeded in reaching Clayton, leaking badly. Ship carpenters are at work on her.

The props. Acadian and Persia, which cleared from Montreal last Wednesday, were prevented from getting here on Monday in consequence of shallow water.

The schr. Hanlan, bound for South Bay, light, is anchored at the foot of Garden Island. This is the third time she has been obliged to turn back during the gale.

A telegram was received yesterday stating that the schr. Grantham was unloading phosphate at Cleveland and that she would leave for Sandusky as soon as weather permitted.

The schr. B.W. Folger left for South Bay, Monday afternoon, but was compelled to drop anchor at Four Mile Point, where she still lies awaiting a change in the weather.

The prop. Persia, from Montreal, arrived in port this morning, after a rough trip up the river, on her last trip of the season. She has had a profitable season, her popularity being largely due to the geniality of Capt. Scott.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Nov 1891