The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Sep 1892

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Arrivals: J.E. Ward (J.K. Ward ?) and two barges, Dexter, N.Y., light; schr. Grantham, Charlotte, coal; str. Varuna, Deseronto, passengers.

The steamer Island Queen, of Kingston, was at Cornwall on Monday, says the Freeholder, and carried away nearly all the population of Cornwall Island and St. Regis. The braves and squaws will for some weeks be engaged picking hops in the vicinity of the limestone city.

Arrivals: schr. Nellie Hunter, Trenton, 8,023 bushels wheat; str. St. Magnus lightened 23,000 bushels wheat and proceeded to Montreal; prop. Pueblo, Chicago, 53,000 bushels corn; tug Thompson, the barges Regina, Kildonan and John Gaskin, Chicago, 10,000 bushels corn and wheat; tug Active, Oswego; str. Bon Voyage, Charlotte; schr. Corsican, Toronto; str. Ocean, Hamilton; str. Algerian, Montreal; str. North King, Charlotte; str. Persia, Montreal.

p.2 St. Lawrence Guides - Clayton, Aug. 31st - all about the work of fishing guides.

South Marysburg, Sept. 5th - ....The schr. Burton was docked for repairs, last week, at the Hepburn marine railway, and is now in harbor at Picton receiving a new coat of paint. The Kate is fast resuming "ship-shape" appearances, and will be ready for sailing in about two weeks. The scow Bird, stone laden for Toronto, was windbound at Waupoos during the gale of last week.


The Cowardly Life Boat Crew.

Chicago, Sept. 5th - The Lake Seamen's Benevolent Association has offered a reward of $10 for the recovery of any of the bodies from the schooner City of Toledo recently lost in Lake Michigan. The Association charges that the life-saving crew acted with great cowardice. It is stated in the communication that the Association can prove that two-thirds of the crews of all the life-saving stations on the lakes are not fit for the position that they hold.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Sep 1892