The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Jun 1892

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Arrivals - sloop Idlewild, Napanee, 2,000 bush. oats; Rideau Belle, Ottawa.

The schr. Ella Murton leaves for Charlotte, this afternoon, to load coal for Toronto.

The schr. Gaskin is loading cement and the schr. Glenora with railroad iron for Sault Ste. Marie.

Str. Armenia and schrs. Dunn and Norway, Kingston, passed Port Colborne for Toledo last night.

A man said this morning that Port Colborne was exactly 200 feet nearer heaven than Port Dalhousie.

The prop. Acadia is expected down tonight. She lightens 5,000 bushels of wheat before proceeding to Montreal.

Capt. Fleming, of the str. Rideau Belle, says the water in the canal is raising rapidly. At the lowest place it is at least five feet in depth.

Clearances - schr. Woodduck, Picton, wood; schr. Herbert Dudley, Sodus; schr. Wavecrest, Fair Haven; schr. White Oak, Oswego; barge Huron, Charlotte.

The inspectors for the insurance company, having the risk on the Glengarry's cargo, have not arrived yet. In their absence the boat and cargo must be left alone.

The keen competition by the Canadian underwriters has resulted in the Chicago board making the remarkably low rate of 40 cents to Montreal, same as to Kingston.

The str. Corsican was about two and a half hours late this morning. She had received orders to come down the bay route and she was delayed at Belleville for some time.

One of the crew of the schr. B.W. Folger said today that the cook was told to jump on to the dock. Being so excited she probably forgot the location of the boat and jumped into the water.

The Rideau Belle left Swift's wharf, at one o'clock, for Ottawa, heavily loaded with passengers and freight. This little steamer has three other steamers to oppose but she never fails to have a load both ways. This is due to the genial hearted captains, Dan Noonan and Wm. Fleming.

Jos. Therian, Ste. Therese, employed on the barge Corncrib, at Montreal, went aboard at a late hour Wednesday night. Next morning his hat and boots were found on the dock. It is presumed that Therian laid on the deck to sleep on account of the heat and rolled into the water during the nght. The body has not yet been recovered.

Wednesday evening during an electric storm the mainmast of the schr. R.H. Rutherford was struck by lightning. The schooner was laying in Oswego. The fluid struck the ball of the topmast, melting off the iron rod that sustained it some three feet below the ball. The rod fell and went through the deck. The lightning followed the wire rigging to the rail, where it tore out a metal plate. No other damage was done.

General Paragraphs - The schrs. Baltic and Wave Crest cleared for Oswego this afternoon.

Richardson & Sons purchased the damaged grain in the schr. Glenora. It is said the grain was but very slightly damaged.

Fire was seen issuing from the cabin of the schr. British Queen, owned by Capt. Smith, of Belleville. The boat was loaded with block stone from Point Ann, for the new Toronto drill shed. The vessel was immediately abreast of Indian Island, near Trenton, on the Bay of Quinte, and the captain at once ordered her to be beached. The crew escaped without injury. The boat is a complete loss. Insured for $700. Loss, $1,200.

p.3 Wolfe Island, June 1st - The Rathbun company is replenishing the stock in its lumber yards here. The sloop Idlewild and the scow Sovereign brought lumber from Trenton and Deseronto last week, while the barge Isis brought a load of shingles, lathes and cedar posts this week.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Jun 1892