The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Sep 1892

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Clearances: tug Active, Oswego, one barge.

Arrivals: str. Passport, Toronto; str. Spartan, Montreal.

T. Barnhardt, Deseronto, formerly of the schr. Pilot, is in the city.

The schr. Fleetwing is unloading lumber for Oswego. She will return with coal.

The schr. Eliza White brought to Kingston 400 (sic) bushels of wheat, the first cargo of wheat from Cobourg this season.

The str. Princess Louise, allowed to settle on the bottom at Collinsby, is being raised today and will be repaired next week.

Thousand Island Steamboat Company - having busy season. [Clayton-on-the-St. Lawrence]

The Columbian's Position.

Richelieu stock fell three points upon a story that the pier at the Cedar rapids, being built in order to raise the water and float the Columbian, had been swept away. The first account of the matter was that men and everything else had gone. Major Milloy stated that one of the cribs made and floated into position and sunk by being loaded with stones, had broken away and had gone down the rapids only to be stopped below. It is the intention to take this crib up again by way of the Beauharnois canal, and then float it down the rapids in position where it is to be used. "You see it is not our intention to float the Columbian by raising the water all at once," said Major Milloy. "It is the intention to raise it just in keeping with our ability to secure the Columbian from damage and in such a manner as to give us control of her and to take her down in safety. This we will try to do." [Montreal Witness]

p.4 The Wrecked City of Toledo - Manistee, Mich., Sept. 3rd - Two tugs with hawsers and a diver are at work on the schooner City of Toledo trying to right her. Her anchor is holding her in a capsized position. The body of Lizzie McMillan, the captain's daughter, was found yesterday morning seven miles north of here. None of the others have been seen.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Sep 1892