The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Jun 1892

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The water in the harbor has risen 14" in the last month.

The schr. Mary cleared for Port Dalhousie to load grain and the schr. Hanlan for Oswego to load coal for Kingston.

The str. Tecumseh, which collided with the Algerian some time ago, left the Port Dalhousie dry dock yesterday.

The str. Rideau Belle left Ottawa the other day with a load of parliamentarian people for places along the canal.

T. McAuley's yacht Teaser will be launched today and make its trial trip down the river. Ten miles an hour is expected.

Capt. George Mackie, of the prop. Myles, says the range lights are a great boon to mariners. They are exactly in the place where wanted.

Arrivals: Prop. Clinton, 17,500 rye, Chicago; tug Thompson, Oswego, two barges, coal; str. Bon Voyage, Rochester; str. Corsican, Toronto; str. Persia, St. Catherines.

Clearances: Tug Bronson, Montreal, three barges grain; str. Junita, Clayton; tug Thompson, with four barges, Fairhaven; prop. Orion, Detroit; schr. B.W. Folger, Charlotte; prop. Acacia, Oswego; prop. Algonquin, Cleveland; sloop Laura D., Cape Vincent, lumber.

Before the steamer Glengarry and consorts Gaskin and Glenora, owned by the Montreal Transportation company, started out this spring one of the hands broke a mirror, and bad luck was predicted by a prophetic sailor. Then a writer in an American paper tells the misfortune of the boats and thinks the prophecy was quite warranted.

The prop. Clinton, grounded at the upper end of the Main Ducks on Monday morning, was released between nine and ten o'clock last night, and arrived in Kingston in tow of the Chieftain at four o'clock this morning. The str. Chieftain began to lighten the vessel's cargo of grain into the schr. Eliza Fisher at one o'clock, Monday morning. About 7,000 bushels of rye and thirty tons of coal were removed. Considering the condition of the vessel, half full of water, this was a quick job. H. Richardson, for the insurance company, and Mr. Mathews, owner, went up to the wreck, yesterday morning, on the tug Olevia Gordon. There are at least 7,000 bushels damaged, and the loss will probably reach $6000, fully covered by insurance. The vessel was greatly strained, and until unloaded or a diver is sent down it will be impossible to tell what extent her damages reach. The steam pumps are in operation to keep her from sinking.

The Sporting World - The Iolanthe, Belleville yacht, completely rebuilt, with her ballast in the form of a keel, and beautifully smoothed up and polished, is in the finest trim for racing - at least she will be when her new sails, shortly to be received, have been bent and stretched.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Jun 1892