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

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The steamyacht Volunteer sprung a leak and had to be drydocked at Davis' this morning.

The following appointments have been made in connection with the dry-dock: R. McLeod, first engineer; J. Lovett, second engineer; P. Hurley, watchman.

The steamer Rideau Belle arrived at Swift's wharf, this morning, from Ottawa. She left today at 1 p.m. for Ottawa heavily loaded with freight and passengers. Capt. Dan Noonan of the str. Rideau Belle remained in the city this trip owing to illness.


The schr. B.W. Folger will next load lumber at the spile dock for Sackett's Harbor.

On her up trip the prop. Munro was struck by a schooner in the Cornwall canal, no damage.

The str. Maud will make her trip to Cape Vincent this afternoon, having had her shaft fixed.

The schr. Norway of Calvin's fleet has been laid up for the remainder of the season as there is nothing to do.

A sailing vessel struck the prop. Rhoda Emily with her jib-boom a couple of days ago and injured the Emily's side slightly.

The steam yacht Nellie, sunken near Kingston Mills, has been raised and will be towed to Smith's Falls by the tug Maggie May. The yacht is owned by Samuel Garrett, Smith's Falls, brother of Capt. Garrett, of this city.

The schr. Eliza Fisher cleared for Toronto with paving stones and from there will proceed to Oswego and load coal for Kingston.

The str. John A. Macdonald is tied up for the season. Capt. Martin will pilot the str. Hero through the Lost Channel on her trip among the islands this afternoon.

Capt. Powers has ten ship carpenters at work on the schr. Dunn repairing and improving her in many ways. When completed the vessel will have quite a gay appearance.

The barges Minnie Francis and Freemason, loaded with pulpwood for Dexter, N.Y., in tow of the tug J.K. Ward, when she sank near Alexandria Bay, arrived yesterday.

The steam yacht Volunteer of Ottawa was in the city yesterday with her owner, Jas. Webster, of the department of fisheries, Ottawa, and family. She returned to Ottawa today. It was this yacht with Bert Jones of Ottawa, as captain, that went to the rescue of the yacht Nellie.

Arrivals: tug Glide, Montreal, three barges; prop. Cuba, Chicago, lightened 8,000 bushels corn and leaves for Montreal; str. Algerian, Toronto; str. Bon Voyage, Charlotte; str. Corsican, Montreal; str. Rideau Belle, Ottawa; str. Ida, Ottawa; str. Armenia and tow, Toledo.

The prop. Cuba arrived from Chicago, this morning, with a large number of passengers. The Cuba met with an accident when near Rusbert's bridge in the Chicago river. The schr. Arctic, in tow of the tug Crawford, smashed a boom into the vessel's cabin, damaging her to the extent of $150. It was the tug's fault and she will be made pay for it.

The str. Columbian was not insured. The company only insures against fire. That the steamer is in a rather bad position there is no room to doubt. Some notion of the difficulty may be gathered from the fact that Capt. Chabot and M. Connolly - the latter having been on the boat at the time she went ashore - both speak of using a dam just below where the boat lies, in order to float her, and then carry her down. The island the vessel swung into - which she did, too, by a lucky chance - is above the worst of the Cedar rapids, and for the safety of the passengers it could not have happened better.

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