The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Jun 1892

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The str. Glengarry was insured for $20,000. The recent damages to her by fire were covered.

Clearances: prop. Campana, Chicago; tug Thompson, for Oswego, coal; schr. Laura D., Cape Vincent, lumber and shingles.

The str. Pierrepont left for Belleville yesterday with military stores for the camp. The str. Jessie Bain ran to the Cape this morning.

Capt. Fleming, of the Ridea Belle, says that the str. Freemason, which plies between Montreal and Westport, never fails to have a load both ways.

Arrivals: prop. Myles, Duluth, 40,000 bushels wheat; prop. Cuba, Chicago, lightened 9,000 bushels corn and proceeded to Montreal; tug Thompson, five barges, light; str. Passport, Toronto; schr. Fleetwing, Charlotte, coal; str. Bon Voyage, Rochester; schr. Denmark, Oswego, coal.

The new steamer Columbian is nearing completion at Chester, Penn. It expects to leave the yard about June 25th, and the opening trip will be from Kingston to Montreal on July 4th. This steamer, being a twin screw one, will be something of a novelty for upper river work. It is guaranteed to make eighteen miles an hour.

The steam yacht Ingomar made a trial trip from Davis' shipyard down the river yesterday afternoon. The test was satisfactory in every degree, ten miles being the yacht's regular rate of speed. A. Shaw and several others were on board. The yacht is owned by Mr. Newton, Montreal, and leaves for Brockville today to cruise among the islands.

The str. Rideau Belle arrived at Swift's wharf from Ottawa about nine o'clock yesterday. She was about two hours late, due to the very large load of freight she had on board. Capt. Noonan claims business was never better since she started. About fifty passengers were landed here, and she left for Ottawa yesterday, at one o'clock, with about seventy-five aboard and a large load of merchandize.

How To Do It Well - During the past winter Sanford Calvin has had his yacht Laura rebuilt at Garden Island; she is now a very fine craft. Her speed has been increased by the improvements, and she will likely be entered in the races to be held under the auspices of the Ontario yachting association. Mr. Milo's men are making her look gay, painting her hull yellow and decks red.

A Couple of Fires - Last evening about eight o'clock it was discovered that No. 2 elevator, owned by the M.T. company, was on fire. Smoke was bursting out in many quarters and it was thought it was doomed. The fire brigade was called and arrived promptly. Quickly the hose was laid from a hydrant on the corner of Queen and Ontario streets, and several streams were played on the blaze. The elevator was in an awkward place at the time and the firemen found trouble in handling the hose. The burning boat was on the west side of the main dock, and had just been located there. The elevator had been unloading a schooner. The fire started in the engine room, but was put out before much damage was done. The frame work over the room was all that was destroyed. It is supposed that a spark from the furnace caused the blaze. There were more spectators than have been seen at a fire in a long time.

News In Small Lots - J.C. Woodhall has been again engaged as saloon watchman of the str. Algerian.

p.4 Capt. Parsons places the damage on the prop. Glengarry at $14,222.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Jun 1892