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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Nov 1892

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The schr. Minnedosa, in tow of the Thompson, will not arrive before tomorrow.

The schrs. Grantham, Singapore, Dunn and Annie Falconer are laid up for the winter at this port.

The prop. Algonquin left the canal last night and is expected to arrive at the M.T. Co.'s dock at noon today. She has wheat for Fort William.

The prop. Acadia was at Swift's dock this morning, and left for Toronto with merchandise. From there she goes to Port Dalhousie to lay up.

William John Prouse, while working on the main topmast of the schooner Maria Annette at Port Hope, yesterday, fell to the deck. Death was instantaneous.

The last tow of the Kingston & Montreal forwarding company is en route from Montreal to Kingston, and by Saturday all the boats of this company will be in winter quarters.

The owners of the tug Ferris ask for $500 salvage for rescuing the steambarge Iona and towing her to Oswego. The steambarge had her centreboard jammed and her machinery gave way.

The steamer Lorelei was aground in Big Bay recently with a hunting party on board. The steamer Maud pulled the boat off and about $200 worth of gill nets belonging to fishermen were destroyed.

Capt. James Dix, of the schr. Dunn, believes that Capt. Fleming was obliged to walk from Corboy's Point to the Soo, a distance of seventy miles. Capt. Dix knows of no other means by which the captain of the Glenora could have got to the telegraph office, as there are no railroads in that section.

It was suggested, last evening, that on account of the bravery and successful management Capt. Fleming exhibited in sailing the Glenora across Lake Superior during the fiercest gale that has raged on the lake this season, the Montreal Transportation company should present him with a suitable Christmas testimonial.

The Glenora has 36,000 bushels of wheat for W.W. Ogilvie, Montreal. Mr. Ogilvie says, although he has shipped 1,200,000 bushels during the past month, the Glenora was his only accident. Mr. Ogilvie has still 285,000 bushels of wheat on the lakes, which he expects to get to Montreal before the closing of navigation. It is Manitoba grain.

The Harvey's marine bureau must have been misinformed, yesterday, as to the schr. Glenora's safety, for a message received from Capt. Fleming yesterday, states that his vessel is about twenty miles above Corbay's Point on the north shore of Lake Superior. This is about seventy miles from the Soo. His message also tells of the vessel's steering gear having been lost, but she still retains her rudder. Another message from Capt. Maudesley of the tug Walker sent last night, states that the tug is coaling up at the Soo, and will leave for the Glenora today. The Glenora will be brought directly through upon being recovered, as the season is now so far advanced that the canals are apt to close at any time. The Glenora will arrive about the end of the month, all being well.

Another Misfortune - A telegram was received, last night, stating that the steamer Owen Sound, lumber laden, was ashore on Black Rock, twenty miles from Parry Sound. This is the boat that was raised from the bottom of Georgian Bay this summer. She is owned by the Collins Bay rafting company and was bound for Oswego. After unloading her cargo she had intended to lay up at Kingston for the winter and have repairs and improvements made.

General Paragraphs - The schr. Ella Murton, Capt. Saunders of this city, has arrived at Oswego with lumber from Toronto.

The str. Maud's paddle boxes were covered with ice this morning, dashing spray freezing on the sides of the boat.

Wolfe Island Wafts - Nov. 22nd - ...H. Davis, who has been engaged in the fishing industry at Pigeon Island for a number of years, has gone out of the business and will .... follow agricultural pursuits.....John Watts, carpenter, in the employ of Calvin & Co., Garden Island, is gaining a reputation as a boat builder of no mean ability.

p.4 Bedford Mills, Nov. 23rd - The tug Edmond has gone into winter quarters. A.E. Stephens is busy taking down the engine, while Capt. D. Pritchard is superintending the covering of his barges....George Forester is home after a successful summer's sailing on the river St. Lawrence and Lake Ontario.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Nov 1892