The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 May 1892

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p.1 Wolfe Island, May 11th - ....Mr. Hogan received notice from Hon. G.A. Kirkpatrick that the government dredge would come here and dredge out the bay, as soon as it concluded operations at Gananoque. Everything is in readiness and we are anxiously awaiting its arrival. Because of an insufficient depth of water at the proper dock, the boat has all spring been landing at the upper dock; while this may be advantageous to some, to the majority of the islanders it is quite inconvenient.

The scow Idlewild, under management of Capt. LaRush, has been engaged carrying grain from Armstrong's dock to Kingston. She made two trips a day. The stevedores here are hustlers. W.L. Allinson has charge of the Rathbun Co.'s business here....


Ira Folger is acting as captain of the str. Richelieu.

Schr. Emerald, Kingston to Toledo, light, passed Port Dalhousie last night.

The schr. Annie Minnes passed from Oswego with coal for Gananoque.

The Glengarry, with consorts Gaskin and Glenora, are en route from Duluth to Kingston.

The barge Lancaster will be docked at the government dry dock and be extensively caulked.

Capt. M.D. Estes, of the str. St. Lawrence, arrived from Rochester this morning to take charge of the boat.

The str. Maud left, last night, with another tow of four barges of grain from the K. & M.F. Co. for Prescott.

The schr. White Oak cleared on Tuesday night and arrived in Oswego on Wednesday morning. Capt. Dix had a rough voyage.

The str. Corsican was inspected by T. Donnelly, yesterday, and the Spartan will be inspected at the latter part of the week.

Strs. Enterprise and Antelope, Fort William; schrs. J.S. Foy ? and Rhodes, Duluth, passed Port Colborne for Kingston last night.

Capt. Cornwall, of the schr. Dudley, did not use a centre board on his last trip to Oswego and return. This is a task not often accomplished.

The Donnelly Salvage & Wrecking company's appliances left for Prescott today, where operations will be commenced to raise the sunken steamer Rothesay.

Arrivals: str. Rosedale, Chicago, 52,000 bushels of wheat; tug Active with seven light barges, Montreal; schr. Dudley, Oswego, coal; schr. B.W. Folger, Oswego, coal.

There was a dense fog last evening between eight and nine o'clock which detained boats on the river and lakes. The steamer Richelieu did not start for Gananoque until ten o'clock.

Capt. J. Cornwall, of the schr. Dudley, had a fortunate run over. He left Oswego at four o'clock and arrived at Swift's dock at one o'clock this morning. He had hardly made secure at the wharf when the fog fell.

Clearances: schr. Freeman, bay ports, light; sloop Volunteer, Cape Vincent, lumber; schr. Fleetwing, Oswego, lumber; tug Charley Ferris, Oswego; tug Olevia Gordon, Clayton; schr. Hanlan, Oswego, light; tug Col. By, Cape Vincent, with barge Thistle, cedar posts.

John Miller, special inspector of foreign steam vessels in behalf of the American government, is in the city. He will inspect all the steamers in this district that do business in American waters.

Capt. Dix, of the schr. White Oak, has eclipsed everything as far as fast sailing is concerned. He left Kingston for Oswego Tuesday night and arrived back last night. He beat the schr. Cheney Ames over about four hours, both boats having started at the same time. Capt. Dix says he never had a better sail in his life.

The case of Wright vs. Collier, touching a collision in Picton harbor between the schr. Two Brothers and the str. Reindeer, heard before Judge Rose and decided against the steamboat owner, was appealed and judgement given by the court of appeal that the divisional court was in error in refusing a new trial. The court held that the course adopted by Judge Rose was irregular, and that the judgement should be set aside. Appeal allowed with costs. No costs of abortive trial.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 May 1892