The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 May 1892

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Arrivals - Schr. Oliver Mowat, Toronto, peas; str. Rideau Belle.

It is not yet known whether the schrs. Gaskin and Glenora will be docked.

Props. Everett and Minch, Kingston, passed Port Colborne for Ashtabula last night.

The str. Corsican made a run up the lake today for the purpose of adjusting her compasses.

Capt. Dix experienced considerable difficulty in securing a crew of men last night. It is customary on reaching ports for vessels to discharge their hands.

One great convenience the M.T. company have in Kingston is that they can run a propellor on ground at the side of the dock and run elevators alongside. A lot of work is saved by this process.

A citizen says that since the Whig's account of the trip of the Glengarry and her tow the sailors are talking of writing a book on their experiences. They did not believe it could be made so interesting.

The Canadian steam barge Clinton, grain laden, from Port Arthur to Kingston, struck the rocks near Topsail Island, Wednesday, and was beached to save her from sinking. There are four feet of water in her hold. Her cargo will prove a heavy loss.

Clearances: prop. Sheldon and consort Ely, Ashtabula; tugs Active and Thompson, Montreal, with seven light (sic) barges; schr. Jamieson, bay ports, light; prop. Algonquin, Chicago; schr. Fisher, Oswego; schr. White Oak, Oswego; schr. Annie Minnes, Oswego; schr. Erie Belle, Fair Haven.

Paddling Up the Rideau - Kingston Canoe Club.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 May 1892