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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Nov 1892

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p.1 No Word Yet - No word has been received at the M.T. Co's office about the unfortunate schr. Glenora since last night. On account of the northwest gale the tug Walker was unable to get outside of White Fish Point to search for her. Together with the Merrick she was expected to get out this morning.


The Thoughtlessness of Some Persons - Tugs Are Out Searching Yet.

Yesterday Mrs. Fleming, wife of Capt. Fleming, of the unfortunate schr. Glenora, called at the M.T. Co's office for the first time, having heard the report that the lifeless body of her husband had been found floating on the water. The thoughtlessness of some people in talking of mishaps should be discouraged no matter what means is taken to present it. One can imagine the agony of mind Mrs. Fleming suffered from the time she heard the rumor until acquainted with the true facts.

The last message received from the Soo stated that the str. Williams had arrived and reported having heard a fog horn about thirty-five miles north of White-Fish Point, Sunday night, supposed to be the signal of the schr. Glenora.

There are at present three tugs in search of the Glenora, the Walker, Rockaby, and Merrick, so that it is only a question of time until the schooner is picked up. One of the tugs will start in a direct course for the location where the str. Williams reports having heard the fog horn, while the other steamers will take diagonal routes on either side, all meeting at a decided centre.M.I. -The schr. Oliver Mowat collided with the bridge at the St. Catherines junction and carried away her jib-boom and bowsprit.


The schr. Hanlan arrived in port this morning, light, and will lay up.

Three barges and an elevator will be hauled out at Portsmouth for repairs.

The schr. B.W. Folger is wind-bound at Charlotte. She has coal for Swift & Co.

A despatch says the steamyacht Wadern, New York to Cleveland, is wind-bound at Port Colborne.

The schr. Flora Carveth, ashore near Sodus in a recent gale, has been released and taken to Oswego.

The range lights, at Weller's Bay, have lately been changed in order to afford better facilities for vessels entering the bay.

If the water will admit the str. Orion will be dry-docked at Davis'. Pontoons will be used, if necessary, to get the steamer in.

The schr. Oliver Mowat collided with the bridge at the St. Catharines junction and carried away her jib-boom and bowsprit.

Capt. James Dix, of the schr. Dunn, says that the wrecked schooner E.B. Palmer was formerly the schr. Morwood. Three years ago she went aground on Grand Island, Michigan, was released and purchased by Yankees and her name changed.

The Marine Record says that Charles and Augustine Cantin, Montreal, are building a powerful new steel tug 105 feet in length for the K. & M.F.Co.

The prop. Myles, Capt. W. Scott, discharged at Goderich, and left on Saturday for Port Arthur, for another cargo of wheat for Ogilvie and Hutchison's.

Capt. James Dix is well acquainted with the things around Sault Ste. Marie and says it is the Brockway and not the Rockaby that is in pursuit of the Glenora.

James Mullins, formerly store keeper at the M.T. Co., has been engaged all summer at Sault Ste. Marie with Hugh Ryan in the erection of the new lock at that place.

This winter the steamer North King will be improved, and considerable money will be spent in making the boat more suitable for travel. Several rooms will be added.

The Richelieu & Ontario navigation company have purchased a new steamer at Baltimore for $100,000 to be used on the Saguenay route. The company is after another boat to take the place of the Corinthian. James Swift told a reporter this morning that the company would run two boats a day between Kingston and Montreal next season. The world's fair is expected to make things hum in the navigation line.

p.4 A Lake Steamer Lost - Buffalo, Nov. 22nd - The Lackawanna liner Newburgh, Capt. Dunn, has been lost off the Canadian shore, about eight miles beyond Long Point and not far from Port Burwell.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Nov 1892