The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Oct 1892

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The prop. Myles, Kingston to Detroit, light, passed Port Colborne last night.

Capt. C. Staley, late of the str. Khartoum, is now engaged as captain of the schr. Gaskin.

The schr. Eliza Fisher has been chartered by Breck & Booth to carry a load of lumber from Trenton to Cape Vincent.

Arrivals: schr. Grantham, Charlotte, coal; tug Bronson, Montreal, three light barges; str. Rideau Belle, Ottawa.

Clearances: prop. Pueblo, Oswego, to load coal for Chicago; tug Hall, Montreal, four barges grain; schr. B.W. Folger.

The schrs. Glenora and Minnedosa, being towed by the tug Walker, are at present on Lake Superior bound for Fort William.

The tug Thompson, with barges Acacia, Corncrib and Nebraska, are expected to arrive from Fairhaven with coal today.

The schrs. Gaskin and Kildonan will proceed to Charlotte for coal en route for Fort William, as soon as the tug Thompson arrives from Oswego.

The barge Iowa, in the government dock, and the barges Senator and Cleveland, in Davis' dry-dock, were repaired yesterday and are ready for work again today.

A citizen stated this morning that a man wanted to hire help along the wharves, yesterday, and that the stevedores refused to work for less than 40 cents an hour. The man wanted to haul out a yacht.

Capt. T. Taylor received a letter, this morning, from Capt. McIlwain, hull inspector of St. Catharines, telling of the finding of the body Capt. Archie Moore, drowned off the wrecked prop. Nashua. The body was found in the vicinity of the wreck near Bayfield with a life preserver round it. Capt. Moore was well known to old mariners of this city. Capts. Booth and Taylor were both intimate friends of his. Previous to the accident, Capt. Moore was running the Port Huron dry-dock and Capt. Booth thinks that he merely took the trip on the Nashua to oblige the captain as the vessel was an American craft and the captain was probably not acquainted with the route between Port Huron and Georgian Bay. Capt. Moore was a brother-in-law of David Mills, of this city.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Oct 1892