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

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p.1 Prince Edward Assizes - Wright vs. Collier - This was a retrial of the action for damages tried in the spring of 1891, in consequence of the steamer Reindeer colliding with the schooner Two Brothers, when a verdict was rendered in favor of the plaintiff for $1,238.28 and full costs, and the defendant, at the court, obtained an order to re-try the case.

Jottings From Portsmouth - The prop. Rhoda Emily is discharging 25,000 bushels of wheat.


Arrivals: prop. Myles, Duluth, 42,000 bush. wheat.

The prop. Campana, Chicago to Kingston, wheat, reported at Port Colborne last night.

The schr. Fleetwing is loading lumber at the spile dock for Oswego. She returns with coal for Swift & Co.

The str. Persia arrived from St. Catharines this morning five hours late on account of the big blow.

Swift & Co. are loading a barge out of the B.W. Folger, with coal for Capt. Foster, coal dealer, Smith's Falls.

The tug Active, with barges, has been lying at Fair Haven for three days, either wind-bound or waiting to be loaded.

The schr. Herbert Dudley left here on Saturday and arrived with coal from Charlotte for the K. & P. R.R. this morning.

Clearances: prop. Rosedale, Oswego, to load coal; tug Bronson, Montreal, three barges; str. Nile and barge Isis, Ottawa.

The sloop Lorraine has been at Wolfe Island all summer. Her owner, J. Philips, has been serving as mate of the schr. Grantham.

The str. Corsican has been laid up for the season, the work in connection with her engines having been completed. Engineer Charbineau leaves for his home in Sorel, Quebec.

The schr. Julia expects to get away for Deseronto tonight if a high wind does not prevent her leaving port. She will load lumber for Oswego and return with coal for the Rathbun Co.

Capt. Cornwall, of the schr. Dudley, says the wind was blowing at the rate of 100 miles an hour on the lake Monday. He was laying at Charlotte at the time. The Algonquin was also tied up there.

D. Quinlan, a stevedore, returned from the Cornwall canal, where he was working in connection with the completion of the channel. He says the steam dipper used loaded 170 and 180 cars a day, each car with a capacity of 28 square yards.

Capt. Craig, of the schr. Hanlan, says there is very little change in the sailing vessels of the present day and those of fifty years ago. The only change at all is the model. He also thinks that the limit of speed has been attained by ocean steamers.

The tug Hector which towed the Algonquin down from Port Dalhousie, was one of the tugs used in towing the American ships Keewanaw and Mackinaw from Cape Vincent down the St. Lawrence two years ago. Capt. Baton says the captain of the Hector at that time was a man who understood his business. They drew nine feet of water and got through the current all right.

The schr. Grantham, owned by the Donnelly Bros., has been laying at this port since Sept. 8th, waiting for something to do. As there is no prospects of anything the vessel will be laid up. Capt. Crawford says this will be a very dull fall. The coal dealers will not take in a larger stock than they necessarily require, as they are assured that coal will drop away down in the spring.

The prop. Algonquin arrived this morning in tow of the tugs Hector and Mary, of Port Colborne. The fleet has been from Saturday last in getting down on account of the rough weather on the lake. The vessels were obliged to make Charlotte on Monday where they remained all day and night. The tugs towing the Algonquin are very small ones and out in a stiff blow on the lake had very little control of the propeller. The Algonquin's rudder being gone she jibed about in the wind and it was with the greatest difficulty that the tugs got along with her at all. Very slow progress was made on the trip down. The Algonquin is the largest propeller running between the upper lakes and Kingston. Besides being minus the rudder the vessel's stem is damaged to some extent. She will be docked at the government dry-dock immediately after being unloaded.

p.3 Cape Vincent, Oct. 4th - ...The scow Denver while sailing out of the river yesterday afternoon carried away some of her rigging and was obliged to return to this place for repairs....

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Oct 1892