The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Jul 1892

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The engineer of the str. Islander says the statement that the str. Richelieu beat the Islander on Friday last is untrue. He says the two boats started out side by side, and that the Islander was 1 1/2 miles ahead at Oak Point. He also claims to have run away from the Richelieu.


Clearances: tug Thompson, Montreal, four barges coal.

The M.T. Co.'s elevator No. 2 is in the government dry dock being caulked.

Arrivals: prop. Niagara, Duluth, 25,000 wheat; tug Thompson, Fair Haven, four barges coal; schr. White Oak, Fair Haven, coal.

While going to Sandusky, Capt. Saunders, of the schr. Ella Murton, picked up a portion of the wreck of the str. Celtic lost by a collision. The articles consisted of davits, falls and pulley blocks.

R. Malenfant returned from Deseronto this morning where he has been engaged in diving for the str. Rocket. The vessel knocked against the dock at Picton and injured her rudder. The damage was slight.

Fair Haven is gaining the reputation of knocking out Charlotte and Oswego in fast loading of cargoes. The tug Thompson left Saturday morning with barges and was in Kingston twenty-four hours later with 2,500 tons of coal.

Capt. Dix tells of a fearful squall he encountered while lying at dock at Fair Haven on Friday. The squall broke at three o'clock and lasted about an hour. The lightning was terrific. It eclipsed the squall of a week ago in severity.

Capt. Dix, of the schr. White Oak, says the wrecked schr. Lady Macdonald, sunk at Fair Haven, has been stripped of all her rigging, etc., and abandoned. The vessel struck a butment of the dock, having entered the harbor on the outside of the west pier instead of passing between the two piers. Her bow was stove in and she sank with two feet of water above decks.

The schr. Eliza Fisher cleared for Oswego today with a cargo of wood, lumber, and shingles for P. Kingsford's starch factory.

The Kingston and Montreal company issues these figures as the amount of rebates it is entitled to for the past two years: Claim for the amount of rebate on grain shipped through the Welland canal for transhipment at Ogdensburg during 1891, $3,116.76; claim for grain shipped by the St. Lawrence canal in 1891, $2,672.55. Total, $5,792.21. For the present year it claims $781.38 on grain shipped by the Welland canal, and $747.49 via the St. Lawrence canal and transhipped at Ogdensburg.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Jul 1892