The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Nov 1892

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The schr. White Oak is lying at this port, waiting for an order.

Old mariners expect the weather to become more severe on the lakes from this out.

Clearances: prop. Rosedale, Fort William; tug Hall, Montreal, four barges; sloop Idlewild, Amherst Island, lumber.

The str. Armenia, Toledo to Kingston, timber; str. Kate Butteroni, Chicago to Kingston, wheat, passed Port Dalhousie last night.

Capt. Fleming is laying up the str. Lorelei for the winter. The Lorelei started on her route between Gananoque and Clayton on April 21st.

The new vessel being built by the M.T. Co. will be a lake schooner of 55,000 bushel capacity, 180 ft. long, 35 ft. beam and 16 ft. hold, with 3 spars and 5 hatches.

F.C. McDermott, sailor, will locate in Watertown. McDermott was a sailor on board the prop. Sovereign at the time of her wreck on Lake Superior last fall. He was picked up by the steambarge (sic) Sligo.

The schr. Grantham is still lying on the shore of Timber Island. The str. Chieftain came down with about seventy-five tons of coal, yesterday afternoon, and Capt. Booth, of Breck & Booth's, went up again with the steamer. It is said the schooner is a total wreck. She was valued at $5,000.

The tug E.P. Ross, Oswego, has been libell for $3,872 by Hurley Bros., Detroit, owners of the schr. Mystic Star. On April 19th the Ross was called to tow the Mystic Star from Fairhaven into the lake. On the way out the vessel struck on a rock and punched a hole in her bottom. At Oswego the Mystic Star sank in the river and the amount of damage claimed is the cost of raising and replacing her. There was no insurance on the vessel.

The Crew Left - When the str. Calvin arrived in port last night several of the members of her crew left. The weather on the lake was unusually rough and the deck-hands, Frenchmen, being unused to roughing it, would rather sacrifice their job. A new crew was soon secured in Kingston.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Nov 1892