The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Aug 1892

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p.1 General Paragraphs - Capt. Duetta, of Picton, was in the city today. He says the schooner Kate is on the ways there receiving a general overhauling. She will receive new spars and rigging. The captain speaks in high terms of the generosity of the Donnelly wrecking and salvage company in connection with the accident.

Incidents of the Day - Yesterday the shovellers in the employ of the Kingston and Montreal Forwarding company handled 60,000 bushels of grain in ten hours.


Clearances: schr. Herbert Dudley, Oswego, lumber.

The str. Pueblo brings corn to Kingston from Chicago at 3 1/2 cents.

The Corinthian has discontinued her Monday trip from Kingston to Montreal.

Strs. Kate and Butteroni, Chicago to Kingston, wheat; prop. Algonquin, Kingston to Cleveland, light.

Arrivals: schr. Jamieson, Whitby, 6,200 bushels wheat; sloop Muncey, Deseronto, lumber and shingles; schr. Pilot, Deseronto, lumber and shingles; schr. Grantham, Oswego, coal; str. Passport, Toronto; str. Spartan, Montreal; str. Rideau Belle, Ottawa; str. John Haggart, Perth; schr. Fleet Wing, Sodus, coal.

The yacht Joe was placed in the government dry dock yesterday morning, and after being repaired by Mr. Powers was released at 8 o'clock in the evening. She is owned by Mr. Gillies of Gananoque. The str. Jessie Bain was in the dock at the same time and shipped a new wheel. The prop. Vale was let into the dock last evening. She will have her fore foot repaired.

Already the Canadian boats, which will be frozen out of the Lake Superior traffic by the retaliatory tolls, are heading for Chicago, says the Inter-Ocean. At present the movement of grain by way of Kingston is quite large, and they may find a place in Chicago-Kingston trade. Montreal correspondents of Chicago shippers yesterday reported that the ocean tonnage at that port would be large for a month to come. It may be that the Canadian fleet can make as much money trading to Chicago during September as it could have done on Lake Superior.

Thanked By the Rescued - rescued members from steam yacht Nellie thank Mr. Webster of steam yacht Volunteer at Smiths Falls.

Stopping A Leak.

The old way of stopping a leak in a boat was successful with the schr. Regina, Monday. The Regina put in at Ludington, Saturday, laden with wheat from Chicago to Kingston, leaking badly. The crew had only been able to keep the boat afloat by great efforts. A diver tried to find the leak, but was unsuccessful. As a final resort a large quantity of sawdust was thrown into the water around the boat, and a tug forced it under all parts of the Regina by working her wheel. The crew in the meantime continued to pump out the water as fast as it came in. Finally the sawdust lodged in the hidden leak. This stopped the inflow of water, and the Regina left in tow of the David C. Thompson. An extra crew was taken along to work the pump in case the sawdust worked out. It is not thought that the cargo thus far has been badly damaged.

p.4 The Tolls At the Sault - Washington says that neither Manitoba or domestic wheat can be carried in Canadian bottoms from Duluth to Port Huron - details.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Aug 1892