The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Jul 1892

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p.1 General Paragraphs - This afternoon the str. Campana arrived, drawing 13 1/2 feet of water. She has a cargo of grain and brought 150 passengers, all of whom will stop here this evening.

The str. Campana will go in the drydock after she is unloaded and have her bottom scraped.

The News In Small Lots - James Salmon, Belleville, drowned on the schr. Kate, was generally known as Fish Hunter, and was twenty-two years of age. His father is dead. His mother lives in Toronto or Hamilton.


G.S. Gain makes a good pilot of the steamyacht Whistle Wing.

The steamer Columbian took a private party of officials and friends from Quebec to Montreal yesterday.

The tugs Thompson and Bronson took 100,000 bushels of grain and 2,500 tons of coal to Montreal today.

Clearances: tug Bronson, Montreal, six barges; prop. Algonquin, Fort William; tug Thompson, Montreal.

The steamers Algerian and St. Lawrence had a little race on Wednesday and the St. Lawrence held her own well against the fast Algerian.

Capt. Rogers of the Bon Voyage will not stop at Thousand Island Park in the future owing to the fact that the park association desire to charge dockage.

The prop. Cuba arrived from Chicago today with seventy-five passengers for Montreal. The vessel lightened 9,000 bushels of wheat at the M.T. Co. dock.

This morning two sailors belonging to the schr. Garibaldi missed the vessel, and were taken to Burnt Island by the steamer Richelieu where they caught the steamer.

B.W. Folger: "Talk is cheap but it won't buy flour. If the Canadian channel is as navigable as Capt. Gaskin says it is, why is it not used by long tows. It is the shortest route to Montreal."

Yesterday the S.S. Algonquin was delayed from seven o'clock in the morning until late in the afternoon, because the deck hands and firemen had left. The captain had great difficulty in getting a crew.

The schr. Lady Macdonald a wreck at Fairhaven was valued at $7,000. She carried no insurance. The loss is a sad misfortune to Capt. Ewart. She was the second vessel of his to lay her bones on the beach within the past two years, the other being the Caroline Marsh lost at Oswego.

The str. Island Belle, built at Clayton, and for several years running between Cape Vincent and Alexandria Bay, has lately been running out of Buffalo to an island park. Last week, just after she had landed her passengers at the park, during a thunder storm she was struck by lightning and burned up.

Arrivals: prop. Algonquin, Fort William, 65,000 bushels wheat; tug Thompson, Fairhaven, four barges with 2,500 tons coal; tug Bronson, Montreal, three light barges; prop. St. Magnus, Fort William, wheat; str. Corsican, Toronto; str. Bon Voyage, Charlotte; str. Rideau Belle, Ottawa; str. Algerian, Montreal.

The Columbian At Quebec.

The Columbian is being visited by large numbers of Quebecers. She is an upper cabin steamer and presents a handsome appearance. Her saloon and state-rooms are fitted up with great taste, the painting being done in French grey, with borders of gold. All round the saloon is a line of couches, handsomely upholstered, while the state-rooms are large and well ventilated. The whole is lighted throughout with electricity, but in case of accident a large number of oil lamps are kept in readiness. Everything about the saloon denotes ease and comfort. Descending to the main deck the space alloted to steerage passengers is reached. This is plain but comfortable, passengers being well protected from the weather. There is also excellent accommodation for both officers and crew. The steamer is supplied with two sets of triple expansion engines, capable of driving her eighteen miles an hour on a very light consumption of fuel. She also carries six large lifeboats, and is supplied with a large number of life preservers, should their services, unfortunately, be required. In case of fire there are several fire pumps which can either be worked by steam or hand.

The Body Brought Home - Yesterday a party from Picton went on the steamer Nellie Cuthbert to rescue the bodies of the drowned in the schr. Kate, capsized in the morning. When they got to the upturned boat they experienced great difficulty in getting in to the cabin. After breaking in a window they saw the body of Mrs. Pappa floating about and pulled it out. It was taken to Picton where it was embalmed and a coffin purchased. The expenses were paid by voluntary subscriptions. The body was shipped on the str. Hero and arrived here at 1:30 o'clock. It was received by undertaker Reid and transferred to Mrs. Pappa's late residence, Queen street. A description of the grief, exhibited by the family when the body was brought home, is impossible.

The body of Salmon could not be reached and Donnelly & Son have been commissioned to send a diver to the boat for the purpose of getting the body out of the forecastle.

The schooner was towed near Thompson's Point and Capt. Duetta and his men are working at the point with a capstan with which they think they will right the vessel. It is expected she will be turned over today.

This afternoon F. Malenfant, diver, left for schr. Kate to release the body of the sailor Salmon who was drowned.

Sudden Death - death of former Henrietta Farrington, wife of Capt. Lewis M. Collier, Napanee, of the str. Reindeer.

p.4 Death Roll in a Squall - nine people left Cape Croker in a sail-boat, it upset near Wiarton, 6 drowned.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Jul 1892