The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Apr 1893

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The str. D.D. Calvin expects to clear for Toronto with four barges on Saturday. The lake and Toronto bay is clear of ice and even if Kingston harbor is not open by that time the Calvin will break her way through. The steamer wants to get back to Kingston with a load of timber and reach the canal again by the time the locks are opened. It is expected the Pierrepont will break a course within a couple of days.

A Painful Accident - while working in Davis' dry dock on deck of Capt. Noonan's new steamer, man fell into dock and was injured.

A Heavy Fall - 12 year old son of R. Beaupre was playing on deck of schr. Ella Murton, at the esplanade, fell from deck into hold and landed on head, injured.



The lake is open near Four Mile Point.

The steamer VanAllen has cleared from Oswego for Toronto.

J. Talbert will sail on a steambarge out of Buffalo this year.

Charles Chambers goes as mate on the schr. A.J. Rogers, Detroit, this season.

Capt. J.B. Estes will command the steamer Bon Voyage during the coming season.

L. Waller will go as chief engineer on a steamer between Ottawa and Montreal this season.

Capt. Pierce will replank his yacht Wildflower. He takes a party to the world's fair this year.

Frank Julian, wheelsman on the str. Orion last year, goes second mate of the str. Algonquin this year.

There are 3,670,218 bushels of wheat, 1,704,515 bushels of corn, 100,688 bushels of oats and 31,070 bushels of rye in elevators at Toledo.

Today Messrs. Oldrieve & Horn commenced the preparation of rigging for the barge Winnipeg built this winter by the M.T. Co.

Capt. Frank Barnhardt, Deseronto, arrived in the city today and will leave for Oswego to take charge of a steambarge for the coming season.

Capt. Gus Hinckley, Cape Vincent, has purchased the steamer Nicholas, of Sheboygan, Mich. He will bring the boat to Cape Vincent as soon as navigation opens.

The steamer Sequin and two consorts are chartered to carry lumber from Georgian Bay to Oswego for the season at $2.75. One consort will be Connelly Bros.' schooner J.B. Merrill.

G.M. Kinghorn, Montreal, writing to Capt. Joseph Dix, says the engine of the str. John Counter was put into the Monarch. The Monarch was lost in a snow storm near Toronto. The craft was captained by Archibald Sinclair. The Counter's hull was made into a sand boat or something of that kind.

The officers of the boats of the Deseronto navigation company are:

Ella Ross - D.B. Christie, captain; John McFaul, engineer; B. McMurrich, purser.

Deseronto - Capt. W. Skillen; John Rice, engineer.

Rescue - Capt. R. Woodcock; Michael McFaul, engineer.

Resolute - Capt. John Gowan; first mate, A. Barnhardt; first engineer, John Harrison; 2nd engineer, John Toppings.

Reliance - James Dougherty, captain; L. Ostrander, mate; George Boyd, engineer; John Noble, 2nd engineer.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Apr 1893