The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Sep 1892

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p.1 General Paragraphs - Baptiste, a well known rapids pilot, died at Caughnawaga, Quebec, on Sunday.

Incidents of the Day - The str. Bon Voyage made her last trip to the Thousand Islands today. She will leave Charlotte for Detroit and Chicago Thursday night.


The barge Jennie is in the government dry dock and the barge McCarthy is in Davis' dry dock. Both are being caulked.

Clearances: schr. Nellie Hunter, bay ports; prop. Pueblo, to Oswego to load coal; tugs Bronson and Thompson, Montreal, seven barges.

The str. Rideau Belle had nearly 100 passengers from Ottawa today. Capt. Noonan says freight is good and the water in the canal a right depth.

Arrivals: tug Thompson, Montreal, four barges; schr. Grantham, Charlotte, coal; schr. B.W. Folger, Sodus Point, coal; str. Spartan, Toronto; str. Passport, Montreal; str. Rideau Belle, Ottawa.

The steamer Rocket went aground on Warden's Bar, about 3 miles west of Belleville, Monday morning, while on her daily route between Picton and Trenton. A tug succeeded in getting her off.

The barge Regina in tow of the tug Thompson arrived from Chicago yesterday. About a week ago this craft sprung a leak on Lake Michigan and had to enter Ludington harbor, about 125 miles this side of Chicago. The hole was in the forward part of the vessel. Western papers say that in interviews with the crew it was learned that the schooner had thirty inches of water in her hold, but Capt. Gaskin said, this morning, that if that was so there must be something wonderful about the waters of Lake Michigan, as the vessel only had about ten bushels of damaged grain in her when she arrived here.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Sep 1892