The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Aug 1892

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Yesterday the Richelieu & Ontario navigation company received word from their agent in Cornwall that the two lower gates of lock 19 of the Cornwall canal had been carried away and the wing wall of the lock injured by a steam tug and two barges in tow. The Montreal transportation co. was informed that the injury was caused by the tug Ranger, which had in tow the barge Toronto, bound down. Navigation will be delayed in consequence of the accident. If the canal people have good luck the repairs will be completed tonight. Others predict that it will take four or five days. In any case the delay is serious. The Richelieu boats bound up will have to lie up. The steamers Ocean and Cuba would have got through if the break had occurred a little later, but as it is they will have to remain idle. The Kingston and Montreal forwarding company have two barges of grain and two barges of coal at Dickinson's Landing. The grain is for ocean steamers waiting for it, and it is certain that a loss will arise from its non-arrival.

Marine Paragraphs.

After lightening deals the prop. Shickluna, from Thessalon river, proceeded to Montreal.

The Lurline is in Davis' dry-dock renewing a wheel, broken in coming up the St. Lawrence.

The barge Toledo, M.T. Co., left Davis' dock last night after undergoing general repairs to her bilge.

The str. Lucille arrived yesterday from the Thousand Islands with the following people from St. Louis, Me., on board: F.C. Missman, C.C. Hubbard, W.J. Lowes jr., and ? Benedict.

The following boats are coming down: schr. Hoboken, Chicago, corn and wheat for Kingston; schr. J.G. Worts, Glen Harbor, lumber for Collinsby; tug Walker and barges, Fort William to Kingston, wheat.

Princess Louise Disaster - passenger accounts of their experiences.

To Raise The Craft - The steamer Princess Louise is in bad shape and the wrecking of her will be a difficult job. Today the Donnelly wrecking company sent up pumps and wrecking apparatus for the purpose of getting the boat out of her present condition. Capt. Rothwell handled the boat well after the collision and beached her in a safe way. The crew acted safely.

Married At Cobourg - Miss Lillie Williams and Capt. C. Howard Nicholson, master of the steamer North King.

General Paragraphs - Capt. Donnelly has secured the contract to raise the steamer Golden Eye, sunk on the Otonabee river.

While unloading timber from the steamer Armenia, at Garden Island, John Moore had one of his fingers destroyed. This is the second finger he lost by accident.

p.4 Struck By a Fender - man on dock hit by fender from str. Baltic at Owen Sound

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Aug 1892