The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Nov 1891

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The schr. Typo, Detroit, ran into Cape Vincent for shelter. She experienced a rough time on the lake.

There are thirty vessels anchored at South Bay waiting for the gale to abate. They are laden with grain and bound for Oswego.


The prop. Acadia is loading pig iron for Hamilton.

Orders for the closing of the Rideau Canal have been issued.

The sloop Pilot, loaded with barley, made a safe trip down from Deseronto yesterday.

The prop. Myles left Port Colborne for Hamilton last night, to lay up for the winter.

The tug Walker will tow the disabled schrs. Delaware and Albacore to Oswego today, where they will lay up.

The schr. Bullock, aground at Collins Bay, was lightened off yesterday without damage to either vessel or cargo.

The tug Maggie May, with barge Peruvian, phosphate, arrived from the canal yesterday. The Maggie will winter at Washburn.

J. Donnelly, with eight men, went up on the tug Olevia Gordon to Collins Bay yesterday, to lighten the schr. Bullock. When the party arrived the schr. Laura D. was engaged in relieving the vessel. The Bullock is lying on soft bottom so that no damage to her hull is anticipated.

The schr. E.H. Rutherford, after taking on part of her cargo at Colborne, set sail for Brighton, where she was to take on the balance. When at the narrows another vessel at anchor was discovered, making it necessary to hug the shore in order to pass, and the water being low she went aground. In order to light her up 1,500 bushels of rye were thrown into the water.

Owing to some defect in a valve the whistle of the str. Loralei, lying at Anglin's dock, became misplaced about seven o'clock last night. The shrieks of the "sea-gull" caused considerable alarm among old mariners who thought the noise to be a distress signal. The whistle continued for at least twenty minutes when Capt. Miller arrived on the scene and "choked it off."

The prop. Glengarry, loaded with barley, cleared for Oswego at twelve o'clock Wednesday, after being weather bound twenty-four hours and not a week, and arrived back in Kingston at 6:30 o'clock last night. She made the trip over in six hours, and returned in five hours. Considering the heavy gale in progress during the voyage, this is an exceedingly fast trip. In the run over Capt. McMaugh says everything movable on board was turned topsy-turvy but the steamer proved herself equal to the gale and made a fine showing. Despite the threatening appearance of the weather Capt. McMaugh ventured out and by skilful handling brought the steamer alongside the M.T. Co.'s dock, last evening, just before a terrific squall broke out. The Glengarry left for Gananoque this morning to load barley for Oswego. Another trip will probably end her season.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Nov 1891