The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Jul 1892

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The final trial trip of the new steamer Columbian took place at New York, yesterday.

This morning the str. Algerian arrived from Toronto with seventy-five passengers and eighty got aboard here. The Passport carried twenty passengers when she arrived here today on the trip west.

A Narrow Escape - While engaged wheeling coal from the prop. Pueblo at the M.T. Co.'s dock this morning, J. Saunders barely escaped a fatal accident. He slipped from the planking and fell into the water with the wheel barrow on top. After being several seconds under water he arose to the surface and was pulled out by Mr. Davy.


The steamyacht Crossman was up with a party from Alexandria Bay yesterday.

There is very little movement in coal ports at present. Most of the coal shipped is soft coal.

The str. Algerian, for Montreal, had about two hundred passengers on board this morning.

The steam yacht Ingomar, made for Mr. Newton of Montreal, left for that city on Tuesday morning.

The buoy which became liberated from the Bolivia shoal and floated down the river has been replaced again.

Prop. Tilley and barges, Duluth to Kingston, wheat; str. Orion and barges, Spanish River to Garden Island, timber.

The barge Glengarry left the government dry dock, yesterday afternoon, and the schr. Minnedosa entered to be caulked.

Arrivals: tug Hall, Charlotte, barge Regina with coal; str. Algerian, Toronto; str. Ocean, Montreal; str. Bon Voyage, Ogdensburg; str. Spartan, Montreal.

The steamer Startled Fawn will arrive from Belleville tomorrow and be thoroughly overhauled. She will receive false sides and her engine will be repaired.

Capt. Milligan, caretaker of the rangelights, says that he has made it a business to interview several captains of vessels with reference to the lights and in every case has been told that they gave the best of satisfaction. The lights can be seen distinctly thirteen miles when no other light is visible.

Clearances: sloop John A., Seeley's Bay, lumber; schr. Fisher, Oswego; schr. Herbert Dudley, Sodus; schr. Ella Murton, Charlotte, light; barges William, Thrush and Jet, Fairhaven, in tow of the Chieftain; schr. Oliver Mowat, Sodus; schr. Fleetwing, Charlotte; schr. J.S. Parsons, Chaumont; schr. White Oak, Charlotte, paper and rags; schrs. Minnedosa and Kildonan, Charlotte, to load coal for Duluth.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Jul 1892