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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 May 1892

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p.1 Drowned In the Dock - David Hagerty, night watchman on str. Spartan, found that ship was leaking; hurried to inform mate Bushel, when returning he fell into dry dock, hitting head and drowning; in the presence of officers and men of the warship Cherokee he once gave an exhibition of his strength and lifted from the ground an anchor weighing over 1,700 lbs.; repeated performance for 1000 members of public.

General Paragraphs - J. Donnelly says that the firm have decided to stop operations in the raising of the sunken str. Rothesay until the weather gets finer. The steambarge Quebec returned today with all the wrecking apparatus.

A Steamer Sunk - The str. Transit running between Brockville and Morrisburg was sunk on Saturday. J. Donnelly, who returned from Prescott this morning says that the steamer was just leaving Morrisburg with two cars loaded with coal when the captain believing her to be too high in the stern had the cars shifted back a little. The cars, however, got a start and went further than was intended with the result that the steamer's stern was forced under water. She was turned around and headed back to Morrisburg and run up on the beach. There is eight or ten feet of water in the boat, while her stern is completely submerged.

The Master Was Drowned - The barge Ogarita reached port on Sunday. Her master was drowned in Lake Erie where he fell overboard. Capt. Robert Hayes was an old lake captain, and bore an excellent reputation. He sailed the Ogarita for some time, and was formerly master of the barge Sunshine. He once sailed the schooner Kate Kelly, and owned part of her. In those days he lived in Oswego. He lived at No. 290 Massachusetts street, Buffalo, and leaves a family there. He was about sixty years of age.


There are several barges stranded in the river.

The schr. Fleet Wing will next go to Sodus Point.

The barge Eva is loading phosphate for Montreal.

The dredge Nipissing went over to Marysville, this morning.

The schr. Delaware will clear for Fair Haven to load coal.

The schr. Eliza Fisher has cleared for Charlotte to load coal.

The dredge Queen passed through to work in the Belleville harbor.

Str. Everett and consort Sophia Minch cleared at Portsmouth for Chicago, this morning.

George Beecher was a sailor on the schr. Glenora four years ago when she was in the gale. He says they had to strengthen her spars when in the sea.

Capt. Craig of the schr. Hanlan says things are flat in Oswego. The coal combines are knocking things cold and vessels are unable to get cargoes at that port.

Clearances: Str. Tilley and consorts Neelon, Merritt and Benson, upper lakes; str. Butterine, upper lakes; str. Hill, Oswego, light; schr. Two Brothers, Oswego, light; schr. Vienna, Charlotte, light; tug Active, Montreal, four barges.

Capt. Gaskin received a telegram to-day that the prop. Glengarry had broken her shaft just after leaving the canal and had put back to Port Dalhousie. The tug Active left for there this morning with Capt. Gaskin in command. The boats will arrive in Kingston tomorrow.

The schr. Grantham, with a load of timber for Garden Island, sprang a leak near Port Dalhousie. She arrived Saturday night and the pumps were kept at work until two o'clock on Saturday afternoon. When she arrived there were forty-two inches of water in her hold.

Arrivals: Str. Hill, Duluth, 3,600 bushels (sic) wheat; prop. Sheldon, Duluth, 34,500 bushels wheat; schr. Ely, Duluth, 36,300 bushels; prop. Algonquin, Fort William, 62,000 bushels wheat; schr. Ogarita, Duluth, 38,200 bushels wheat; str. Sequin, Duluth, 50,000 bushels wheat; tug Active, Montreal, four barges; str. Persia, Montreal; str. Ocean, Hamilton; str. North King, Charlotte; schr. Erie Belle, Sandusky, coal; schr. Fleet Wing, Oswego, coal.

p.2 The Case Dismissed - The charges of assault against Larsen and Hansen, sailors on the schr. Teutonia, brought by mate Olsen, were heard by police magistrate Duff on Saturday afternoon. The men were discharged....(it appeared that the mate was drunk)




Composed of the following first-class side-wheel steamers:

Between Montreal and Quebec.

Quebec, Capt. Nelson Montreal, Capt. Roy

Between Toronto and Montreal

Passport, Capt. Craig Algerian, Capt. McGrath

Corsican, Capt. Ada Spartan, Capt. Garrett

Commencing on first of June, until further notice, one of the above Steamers will leave Kingston daily (Monday's excepted) at 3 p.m., for Toronto, calling at Deseronto, Belleville, Trenton (foot of canal), Brighton, Cobourg, Port Hope and Bowmanville (weather permitting) and on Tuesday, the 2nd of June, at 5:15 a.m. for Montreal and Quebec, calling at Clayton, Round Island, Thousand Island Park, Alexandria Bay, Brockville, Prescott, Cornwall and Coteau, passing through the beautiful and romantic scenery of the Lake of the Thousand Islands and the Rapids of the St. Lawrence by daylight.

In addition to the regular daily line between Toronto and Montreal, a beautiful new Palace Steamer The Columbian, (Capt. Batten) now building by the Morgan Iron Works, of New York, will be placed upon the route between Kingston and Montreal, about 4th July. She will leave Kingston at 5:15 o'clock a.m., on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, calling at Clayton, Round Island, Thousand Island Park and Alexandria Bay, arriving at Montreal at 6:15 o'clock p.m., connecting with the steamers for Quebec and the Saguenay.

Return tickets at greatly reduced rates.

Excursion Tickets to the Saguenay, Ports on the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Halifax, Portland, Boston and New York.

For tickets or any other information apply to the undersigned at the office, foot of Johnson St.

Thos. Hanley, General Ticket Agent.

May 20th, 1892

May 24, 1892

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 May 1892