The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Jan 1893

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p.1 Incidents of the Day - Capt. Towers, of the str. Ocean, was presented with $200, a gift from the company he serves.

Death of a Sailor - During the big storm on Lake Superior in which the schr. Glenora was nearly lost, the schr. Minnedosa, in the same tow, had a lively time. Steven Burke, mate, was washed against the bulwarks by the waves and seriously injured. On arriving at Sault Ste. Marie he went to the hospital, when everything possible was done for him, but his injuries were too serious and he died this morning. He was about sixty-five years of age and a sailor for many years. He was of late very unfortunate. While sailing on the barge R. Gaskin his leg was broken by a hawser. He was well liked and had many warm friends here. His remains will be brought to the city for internment.

p.2 No Money In Sailing - Capt. Dix says that unless prospects for sailing vessels become brighter than they are at present, he certainly will not invest in a sailing craft. He has an eye open to steamboating, however, and says he could never be satisfied if not on the water. At the present way things are running, small vessels are making no money. A schooner receives twenty-five cents a ton for coal over from Oswego and out of that the vessel owner has to pay the tolls. A few years ago vessels could take over a load of railway ties or lumber, but that trade has about died out.

p.4 Some Heavy Fines - North Bay, Ont., Jan. 24th - The marine department has been making it uncomfortable during the last few days for steamboats on Lake Nipissing, who have been running their boats and carrying passengers during the past summer without licenses or without being properly inspected. A few days ago William Windsor, Callender, was fined $650. On Friday, John Ferguson, North Bay, had a like fine imposed, and yesterday, J.R. Booth, Ottawa, was similarly treated. Capt. Thomas Donnelly, Kingston, is prosecuting on behalf of the department, and has five or six charges still on hand.

Jan. 25, 1893

p.1 Incidents of the Day - Capt. D. Hinckley, of the str. Maud, is moving from Cape Vincent to the city. He will reside on Brock Street.

Jan. 26, 1893


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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Jan 1893