The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Nov 1892

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Clearances: tug Active, Port Dalhousie, and schrs. Gaskin and Glenora.

Capt. James McAllan, Whitby, harbor master and an old captain, is dead.

During the summer the shoal workers removed 2,500 feet from the bottom.

Arrivals: str. Orion, Duluth, 32,200 bushels wheat; schr. O.S. Storrs, Picton, 6,700 bushels peas.

The schr. Ella Murton, Capt. Saunders, of this city, arrived at Hamilton with coal from Charlotte.

The schr. B.W. Folger will use the schooner Grantham's mizzen boom for the remainder of the season. The Folger lost her boom on her last trip over from Oswego.

The schr. Annie Falconer, reported to be capsized, is now loading barley at Port Hope for Oswego. The Falconer is owned by Capt. Taylor, hull inspector, of this city.

Oren Williams, Picton, Ont., telegraphs that his son was on the ill-fated steamer Gilcher. A Kingstonian of former years, named McIlern, was also a deckhand on the steamer.

Charles Chambers, mate of the schr. S.T. Hammond, left the vessel at Grindstone Island and returned to the city for the winter. Mr. Summers has been sailing on the upper lakes all summer. He will purchase a horse and go carting again.

The tug Active left here yesterday for Port Dalhousie, there to take the tug Thomson's tow, the Gaskin and Kildonan, when the Thomson will immediately turn round and go to Fort William to help the Walker down with her tow.

It was the shaft and stern bearing of the str. Rideau Belle that was broken a few days ago. The steamer was near Ottawa at the time. Capt. Noonan happened to be in Kingston and securing the tug Lily went down and towed the steamer to the city. She is ready to resume business again.

Word was received here yesterday that the unknown schooner reported as drifting helplessly off Sucker Bay, Lake Superior, was no other than the schooner Minnedosa. She was taken into Autrain Bay. The Minnedosa and barge Glenora were in tow of the tug Walker and were bound for Fort William with coal. When twenty miles off Standard Rock light, Monday night, they were struck by the furious north-west gale which has prevailed since. The captain of the Minnedosa fears that the Glenora has had a hard time of it, and may not have lived through the storm. Nothing has been heard of her since the tow broke up. This is the third time this season that the Glenora has been cast adrift on Lake Superior and has narrowly escaped foundering. Later - Word has since been received that the Glenora has been picked up by the Walker and the tow is again en route for Fort William.

General Paragraphs - The tug Ward, while en route to Ottawa, was burned at McLean's Landing, Rideau river, on Tuesday. The cause of fire was accidental. The boat was insured.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Nov 1892