The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Apr 1893

Full Text

p.1 General Paragraphs - Today Harbor Master McCammon received a letter from Mr. Dunlop, caretaker of the light-house at Nine Mile Point, in which he states that ice is piled twenty-five feet high on the breakwater. It is a beautiful sight and would be a fine subject for a landscape painter or a photographer.


The str. Pierrepont made her first trip to Gananoque today.

J. Corkey goes as engineer with Capt. Allan on the Quebec this year.

The schr. B.W. Folger is loading lumber at the spile dock for Oswego.

There is an ice bridge at Collinsby which will likely prevent navigation for several days.

The S.S. Rosedale left Toronto yesterday for Chicago, where she will load grain for Kingston.

The str. Van Allan took on a cargo of lumber at Swift & Co.'s dock and cleared for Oswego yesterday.

The str. Corsican is being scrubbed throughout. A gang of men are adding improvements to the steamer.

The schr. Flora, owned by Joseph Adamson, has gone to pieces near Oakville. She was valued at $2,000.

The steambarge Quebec has been chartered for five or six loads of lumber from Kingston to Cape Vincent.

The schr. White Oak has been relieved of her cargo of oats at Richardson's elevator, and has cleared for Oakville.

The schr. O.S. Storrs is being fitted out by Capt. Yott. The Storrs will be furnished with a gib-boom and boom.

Capt. Cornwall has arrived from Brighton to get his vessel, the schr. Falconer, in shape for the season's work.

The str. Islander cleared today for Clayton, where she will receive some repairs previous to going on her island route.

The John McBride will load at Belleville for Kingston, arriving here will load brick for Sackett's Harbor. This will likely be a summer trade.

The schr. Delaware, lying at Gananoque all winter, arrived yesterday and anchored in the stream until after she was inspected. She cleared for Oswego.

The schr. Fleet Wing is expected over from Oswego today or tomorrow. She has coal for Swift & Co. Capt. Shaw will be welcomed by the mariners here.

Sailors commenced today to get the schr. Annie Falconer ready for navigation. She will take lumber to Oswego. James Scott, of Picadilly, joined the crew.

The steambarge Quebec has been chartered to carry 15,000 ties from here to Cape Vincent. Her crew consists: Capt. C. Allen; mate, J.C. Campbell; engineer, J. Corkey; assistant engineer, R.D. Ell.

Today the schr. Ella Murton bent sail and will start for Oswego tomorrow, where she will load coal for Hamilton. She will go to the world's fair, starting on July 1st, and will be in commission until Sept. 1st. She will carry eighty high school pupils from Rochester to the exposition.

Last winter two new wheels were made for the str. Maud. Five tons of wrought iron were used in the work, and it is said the wheels have increased the speed of the boat, so that she will beat the Hero. Engineer Derry of the Maud is very reserved on the subject and will not say just exactly how much speed the boat has gained by the change. Wheels similar to those on the Maud will be made for the str. Empire State.

The str. Van Allan made two trips from Oswego to Toronto before she came to Kingston. To a reporter the captain stated, yesterday, that he should have received the new hat given by the Toronto custom house officer to another boat. He was in Toronto long ahead of the other boat, but because he had not a cargo the other fellow got the spoil. This is the second season the Van Allan has been the first steamer in Toronto and also in Kingston.

p.2 Wolfe Island, April 18th - ...The str. Pierrepont only made one trip to the island today. She had much difficulty in getting through the floating ice. She was three hours coming to the island on Sunday.

Prince Edward County - South Marysburg, April 18th - Capt. W. Ostrander will shortly begin fitting out the schr. Burton now lying at South Bay.....The str. Hazelton arrived here for fish, from Oswego, on Monday.....Capt. Savage and sons spent Sunday at home. They have the schr. Julia ready for sailing and expect to make their first trip this week.

Media Type:
Item Type:
Date of Publication:
19 Apr 1893
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
Creative Commons licence:
pd [more details]
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Apr 1893