The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Nov 1892

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Clearances: tug Hall, Montreal, four barges.

The str. Hero arrived from Picton with 400 barrels apples.

The schr. Dunn, Toledo to Kingston, passed Port Dalhousie last night.

The schr. Hanlan will be dry-docked at Davis'. She is leaking badly.

The schr. F.F. Cole arrived from Picton, light, last night, and is now awaiting orders.

The schrs. Kate, Flora Emma, Rooney and Two Brothers are weatherbound at this port.

Robert Robinson will build a new steam yacht for T. McAulay. It will be thirty three feet long.

The schrs. Mary and Westside and strs. Jennie and Butteroni are wind bound at Port Colborne.

The tug Lily went down the canal yesterday to tow the str. Rideau Belle to the city. The Belle's machinery is disabled.

Several vessels, anchored at Nine Mile Point, had a tough time last night, and dragged their anchors, but were not injured.

The str. Armenia, with three barges, arrived at the M.T. Co.'s dock this morning. She was wind bound at McDonald's Cove yesterday.

Capt. Augustus says it is advisable for vessels to take the bay route in coming down from Toronto. There is no danger of a vessel being kept pounding around on the lake for several hours.

J. Donnelly removed one boulder from the bottom of the schr. Grantham in the government dry-dock yesterday, which weighed over 50 pounds. There were several stones fastened in the vessel's bottom.

The schr. Mystic Star, in entering Oswego, struck against the light-house pier and had her jibboom carried away. The damage will be $200. Capt. Hurley says Friday was one of the worst nights he has experienced in many nights (sic).

The str. Dominion arrived at the Kingston & Montreal forwarding company's dock, Portsmouth, this morning, and Capt. Archie Walsh has big things to say of the terrific gale blowing on the lake last night. The barge Augusta, in tow of the Dominion, broke away from the steamer about ten miles above Long Point. The wind had been blowing a gale from the south-west, but shifted around to the west. Both boats were laboring heavily in the sea, and Capt. Walsh was unable to render the vessel any assistance. The Dominion tried to make South Bay, but failed. Capt. Walsh says in all his experience as a sailor he never met with anything to equal the storm of last night. The waves were rolling mountains high, and it is feared the vessel has lost her sails and run aground on Long Point. Capt. Boyle, St. Catharines, was in command of the Augusta, with eight men of a crew, besides a cook. The Augusta had 23,000 bushels of corn. Both boats are owned by S. Neelon, St. Catharines.

Later - The barge Augusta reached Portsmouth this afternoon. One of her three masts remains in place.

A New Era For a Good Boat - The Folgers not content with the Sylvan Stream's appointments, have decided upon improvements to be made this winter which shall make her a floating palace. From $15,000 to $20,000 will be expended. Her upper cabin will be re-upholstered and mirrors will be added, and her dining room will be elegantly re-furnished. New feathering buckets will replace the old, making her speedy beyond compare, and she will come out of the harbor in the spring fresh and new. The work will be performed under the general supervision of Howard S. Folger, superintendent of the line.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Nov 1892