The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 May 1892

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Calvin's fourth raft left for Montreal today.

The barge L'Union left Davis' dry-dock on Saturday.

The prop. Enterprise expects to clear for Cleveland tonight.

The prop. Tilley is expected down from Chicago this week.

The str. Spartan will probably have her trial trip this afternoon.

The tug Ranger, bringing a raft of timber from Newboro to Kingston, broke her shaft after leaving port.

J.F.L. Jotly (Jolly ?), Lachine, has been reengaged as steward of the str. Corsican. He is a general favorite on the route.

Capt. Van Black, of the prop. Enterprise, says it was extremely cold during the snow storm on Lake Superior last week.

R. Davis, shipbuilder, left for Ottawa today, to negotiate for the building of a steam yacht for a member of Parliament.

The loss by the Russia-Celtic collision is about $150,000. The deck load of the Russia, which was jettisoned, was alone worth over $80,000.

At Oswego thieves boarded the schr. Cheney Ames and secured fresh, salt and smoked meats, besides a jar of fine butter, obtained at Kingston.

Vessels find difficulty in obtaining coal cargoes for upper lakes ports at Oswego. All the coal received is demanded by the Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence river trade.

The str. Alberta with hay from Wolfe Island to Ogdensburg and the schr. Fisher, Charlotte, for coal, cleared today, and the schr. Laura arrived at Garden Island with timber from Toronto.

The str. Hiram A. Calvin with tow, ran aground near Dickinson's Landing in American waters in the fog last night. Mr. Calvin has applied to Washington for the privilege of working a Canadian wrecking tug.

Capt. W. McGannon, one of the most successful river pilots, has severed his connection with the Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company. His place on the str. Algerian will be filled by Capt. Dan Mills, Johnstown.

Clearances: prop. Columbia and consort Foster, Oswego, to load coal for Chicago; prop. Omaha, Oswego, for coal; prop. Myles, upper lakes; schr. B.W. Folger, Oswego, lumber; schr. Dudley, Oswego, light; prop. Rhoda Emily, Oswego, to load coal for Chicago.

Arrivals: prop. Myles, Duluth, 37,000 bushels wheat; schr. Jamieson, Whitby, 10,000 bushels peas; schr. Katie Eccles, Consecon, 9,000 bushels barley and peas; schr. Oliver Mowat, Wellington, 11,000 bushels peas; str. Persia, Montreal; str. Ocean, Hamilton; str. North King, Charlotte; schr. Fleetwing, Oswego, coal; prop. Omaha, Chicago, 60,000 bushels corn; schr. Keewatin, Cobourg, 14,000 bushels wheat and oats; prop. Langdon, Chicago, 65,000 bushels wheat; str. Marquette, Chicago, 47,500 bushels wheat; schr. ? E. Kelly, Chicago, 46,000 bushels wheat; schr. Hanlan, Oswego, coal.

A Vessel In Danger - Port Colborne, May 16th - The F. & P.M. str. , No. 5 from Duluth to Kingston, with wheat, had a narrow escape from a serious collision with an unknown steamer bound for Buffalo, in a heavy fog above Long Point. As it was the stern of the unknown steamer in swinging clear struck the steamer No. 5 on port bow, breaking in her bulwarks and stanchions, but not causing her to leak. She will proceed on her trip to Kingston.

General Paragraphs - A new bar is being made on the str. Maud. E. McGinnis has been engaged as steward.

The 1,982 bushels of damaged wheat from the prop. Enterprise's cargo was sold today to Richardson and Sons for 35 1/2 cents per bushel.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 May 1892