The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Sep 1892

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The Thomas Parker Lost.

Alpena, Mich., Sept. 16th - The propeller Josephine reports the loss of the schr. Thomas Parker, in the Josephine's tow. The Parker parted her lines in Saginaw Bay, about twenty-five miles up from Pointe au Barques. The last seen of her the Parker was standing on the port tack. She had on 1,400 tons of coal and was bound for Chicago. All ports have been wired. She has not been heard from, and it is feared she went down in the gale on Tuesday and that all on board have been lost.


The Rathbun company will build a large dock in Anglin's Bay.

The str. Islander will probably run another month between Clayton and Alexandria Bay.

The tug Hall is in port awaiting the drop of the wind, when she will clear for Fairhaven with two barges to load coal.

The str. St. Lawrence has moved down to the spile dock where she will lay until the 27th, when she runs an excursion to the Ogdensburg fair.

The schr. Kate is just waiting to load lumber for Oswego. The two main spars in the Kate grew out of one stump on Joshua Warren's farm, Bloomfield.

Arrivals: tug Active, Montreal, four barges; tug Hall, Montreal, two light barges; str. Corinthian, Toronto; str. Spartan, Toronto; str. Rideau Belle, Ottawa.

Schr. Oliver Mowat, Sandusky to Kingston, coal; schr. Kate Butteroni, Chicago to Kingston, wheat; prop. Dominion and consorts, Kingston to Cleveland, light; passed Port Colborne last night.

The str. Columbian's rescuers had so far advanced in their work that they were to commence stretching a rope across the river channel at the Cedars, to enable them to get the stranded steamer into a position in which she might get a fair start down the rapids. The boat may go sailing down the river on Saturday.

It is said the Rathbun Co. have purchased from the Allans, Montreal, the str. Rocket for $19,000. During the coming winter the purchasers intend overhauling the vessel. They will take out the boilers and engine, replacing them by machinery of new design. The large paddle-wheel will also be removed and a "feather-wheel" put in. This change will increase the speed of the vessel to sixteen miles an hour.

p.4 Amputated By A Rope - Toronto, Sept. 16th - As the tug Frank Jackman was about to tow the schr. J. Drummond away from the Ontario Coal Company's dock yesterday morning, John Rooney, a deckhand from Cobourg, placed one foot inside a coil of the hawser, and the tug suddenly steaming out tightened the hawser, which severed the unfortunate man's leg a few inches below the knee as completely as a surgeon could have performed the operation. An ambulance was called and the injured sailor was removed to St. Michael's Hospital.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Sep 1892