The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Jul 1892

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The tug Chieftain has been prevented from rescuing her own tow at Oswego. Oswego parties want the job.

The str. Carmana, which sailed here today, is an old boat and was in service on the upper lakes for many years.

The schr. Emerald beat the schr. Dunn, both loaded with timber, from Toronto to Garden Island by three hours.

The steam yacht Carmana, of Belleville, with T.C. Carman, proprietor, of the Ontario, and wife, Miss Tillie Carman, Miss Lillie Russel Carman, Master Stanley Carman, and Miss McKenzie, Toronto, on board, arrived in Kingston this afternoon enroute for the Thousand Islands. The Carmana is probably the prettiest and most valuable yacht that has reached Kingston this season. R.C. Clute, Q.C., Belleville, will come down by train this afternoon and join the party.

Ordered A Second Time - Yesterday Capt. Paul received notice from the marine department of the dominion government to commence work on the shoal in the harbor. A mistake must have been made, for the captain received notice two months ago to commence work.

The str. Pierrepont went through the Wolfe Island canal coming over from Cape Vincent last night for the first time this season. The water being very low Capt. Allen will not attempt it again.


G. Sullivan has secured a position on the str. Passport.

Arrivals: sloop Maggie L., Napanee, oats; Passport, Toronto.

Str. Hill, Superior, passed Port Colborne for Kingston last night.

The water in the river is on the steady rise. It has risen twenty-two inches since April 11th.

Clearances: schrs. Freeman and Oliver Mowat; tug Thompson with schrs. Glenora and Gaskin and four barges, Montreal, grain.

While going to Brockville yesterday a bucket in the wheel of the str. Richelieu broke. It was repaired without much trouble.

During the gale on Friday night the schr. B.W. Folger, laden with coal, while trying to get into Big Sodus harbor ran aground, but was not damaged.

The tug Booth and tow safely reached Stoney Island on Friday night, as Captain Dix indicated, and all the people are well. There is an excellent harbor at the island.

On account of breaking her wheel up the canal the str. John Haggart was delayed a day on her up trip. The defect was remedied in one of the locks. She leaves for Ottawa again on Thursday.

The str. Hero passed the excursion steamer Carmona near Deseronto about ten o'clock last night. As the steamer was going very slow Capt. Johnston at first thought it was one of the mail boats in distress, and accordingly made for her.

The schooner Dudley, about which some anxiety was felt, as she cleared from Sodus on Friday with coal for Kingston, arrived here last evening. She had been lying in shelter at Stoney Island for two days. The captain reports that when he left Stoney Island the tug Seymour and barges, light, from Ogdensburg to Oswego, were at anchor there.

p.4 Rescued From A Sinking Barge - Manistique, Mich., July 19th - Yesterday the steam barge Nelson Mills of Wyandotte, bound for Cleveland with 425,000 feet of lumber, struck a reef. The distress signal was at once hoisted from the masthead and the steamer Hunter hastened to the sinking boat. In the meantime the crew, numbering thirteen and Captain Kearns' family, consisting of Mrs. Kearns, a daughter and a son, got into the yawl boats and were rescued by the steamer Hunter.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Jul 1892