The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Apr 1892

Full Text



The Rideau canal will be open May 2nd.

The str. Armenia arrived from Toronto, yesterday, light.

Things are beginning to look bustling along the dock now.

The prop. Pueblo leaves for Oswego, today, to load coal for Chicago.

The prop. Viking, Chicago, is enroute for Kingston with 63,000 bushels of grain.

The water in the harbor is one 1 ft. 8 in. lower at present than this time last year.

The steamer Bon Voyage will begin its trips to the Thousand Islands on June 11th.

The schr. Albacore, Toronto, and schr. Hercules, Sarnia, are expected down with grain.

The schr. Monitor is loading shingles and lumber at the K. & P. dock for Sackett's harbor.

The str. Belmont was towed up to Richardson's slip from Davis' shipyards this morning.

The schr. B.W. Folger moved around to the knitting mill today to unload coal for Swift & Co.

The rate on wheat from Chicago to Kingston is 3 3/4 cents per bushel, quite a drop from opening rates.

The sloop Maggie L. arrived from Consecon with 2,200 bushels of peas for Richardson & Sons today.

Harbor master McCammon, with tug Maggie May, was engaged in placing tower buoys in the harbor this morning.

The str. Empress of India, wintered at Picton, leaves for Toronto on May 15th and will resume the route between that place and Port Dalhousie.

Capt. Van Black and Capt. O'Hagan, Picton, have chartered a steam barge and barge for $3,000 to carry grain from Port Arthur to Kingston this season.

The schr. Eliza Fisher arrived from Oswego with coal for Breck & Booth this morning. Capt. Keith left Kingston on Wednesday afternoon at 6 o'clock, spent 5 hours in Oswego loading, and arrived back at 8 o'clock last night, being only 26 hours on the whole trip. The distance to Oswego is 60 miles and Capt. Keith claims he now holds the record.

Struck By a Falling Timber - The schooner Snow Bird was stranded on the Prince Edward shore near Consecon last fall. The efforts of Capt. Baird to get her into the water have proved ineffectual and this week he engaged the tug Chieftain, of Kingston, to pull her off. One whole day was spent in fruitless effort to dislodge the schooner. On the next day she was moved a few yards when the ropes were attached to the cabin. Suddenly the latter gave way and some of the falling timbers struck an old woman who was in the cabin in the capacity of a cook. She was knocked senseless. She had three ribs broken and suffered an ugly gash in the head. She is still alive but it is not thought she will recover. [Belleville Ontario]

p.3 Brewers Mills - April 19th - ....Jas. Jerralds has the repairs nearly completed on the tug Edmond, and her fleet....

Media Type:
Item Type:
Date of Publication:
22 Apr 1892
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
Creative Commons licence:
pd [more details]
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Apr 1892