The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Dec 1891

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p.1 Today two divers for the Donnelly wrecking company were engaged adding forty-five feet on the Royal military college suction pipe.


Capt. Miller has charge of the str. Pierrepont.

The tug Walker, with two barges, arrived from Oswego last night.

The str. Nile cleared for Bay of Quinte ports with a cargo of salt.

The schr. Ella Murton is being stripped of her canvass and laid up for the winter.

Capt. McMaugh, of the prop. Glengarry, has left for his home in St. Catharines.

The str. Lorelei will be hauled out, a bad leak having been found near the stern pipe.

The str. D.D. Calvin, light, and barge Ceylon passed Port Colborne for Kingston last night.

The schr. B.W. Folger arrived from Oswego, yesterday, after being weatherbound at that port for some time. A heavy sea was rolling on the lake, yesterday, but she reports a pleasant trip.

The steambarge VanAllen, laid up for the winter at Oswego, has a big record for the season. Capt. Thompson says she has made eighty-seven trips and has carried over 22,000,000 feet of lumber.

The following telegram was received from Port Colborne today: "Str. Orion, which had her cabin badly burned at Tonawanda, this fall, returned from Port Robinson today and will have her cabin replaced here this winter."

The prop. Oregon, sunk at Crossover Light, west of Jones Narrows, is in a bad condition. There are twelve feet of water in her hold, and it is stated that out of a cargo of 85,000 bushels of grain, 75,000 bushels are more or less damaged. She is an American boat and is lying in American waters. Capt. Donnelly will go down with his pumping apparatus. She rounded the Narrows too close to the beach.

A Popular Captain - Harry Richardson presented Capt. McMaugh with a fine suit of broadcloth, yesterday, as a token of esteem for service done for the firm. Despite the recent gales Capt. McMaugh delivered every pound of the firm's grain safely in Oswego. Capt. McMaugh is one of the most capable mariners on the lakes.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Dec 1891