The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Apr 1893

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p.4 General Paragraphs - The steamer Maud sighted two vessels, coal laden from Oswego, at anchor near Nine Mile Point this morning. The vessels could not get into Kingston on account of the ice. Since then the ice has left the channel. One of the vessels is probably the Fleetwing with coal for Swift & Co.

After leaving Oswego the str. Van Allan tried to go to Deseronto, but the ice in the Bay of Quinte was so plentiful she had to turn about to come to this city.


The schr. A. Falconer is loading lumber for Oswego.

On Monday J. Devan, T. Tucker and C. Gallagher will join the schr. Neelon at Collinsby.

The wind today shoved the ice out into the lake and sailors do not think it will return.

The inverted cone and big drum were hoisted today as an indication of a big gale from the east.

The S.S. Algonquin, being repaired in the dry-dock, will be floated next week, and clear for Chicago.

The schr. Annandale sailed into port this morning with 250 tons of coal on board. She comes from Oswego and her cargo is billed to R. Crawford.

The schr. Fleetwing was expected to arrive here today from Oswego. She has coal for Swift & Co. At eleven o'clock she was sighted at Four Mile Point.

Capt. George Williamson, of the schr. J.G. Worts, of Sylvester Brothers' fleet, has gone to Edinburgh, Scotland, to look after a fortune which has been bequeathed to him.

Thomas Milne, of this place, will again go as engineer of the prop. Alma Munro this year. Mr. Milne has been at Montreal adding repairs to the boat during the winter.

The work of preparing the fleet of the Montreal transportation company was commenced today. The lake boats will leave for western ports at the beginning of next week.

On Saturday the steamer North King will go into Davis' dry-dock and have her bottom scraped. She will be thoroughly investigated and receive necessary repairs.

Harbor inspector McCammon has put the boom in place at the foot of Barrack street. The boom was removed to the street during the winter so as to give teams the right of way.

W. Hazlett, chief engineer of the steamer Hero, says that if the steamer Maud had four wheels she could not beat the Hero. This steamer will start on the Bay of Quinte route on Saturday.

Yesterday the schr. Acacia arrived from South Bay, and will go on Davis' dry dock for repair. While going through Cataraqui bridge, under full sail, she carried away some of the electric wires.

The str. Van Allan arrived from Oswego this morning to transport another cargo of lumber. The Van Allan left here with a load Tuesday afternoon so that her trip was a swift one. The Van Allan is owned by the Standard oil company and the lumber she is carrying belongs to the firm. It would not pay to keep her at this work, however. Her route lies between Trenton and Oswego.

A girl residing in a Lake Michigan town has recovered $500 damages from a steamboat company for naming a boat after her without asking her permission. An exchange says she took offence at a marine item stating that "Kittie Marshall having been thoroughly scrubbed, painted, refitted with new boilers, will hereafter serve as mail carrier and poke her pretty nose into the lake business for all she's worth."

The Cleveland "Marine Record" says that when Capt. Chapman took charge of the life-saving station at Buffalo he found among some old papers a letter dated June 25th, 1879, addressed William McGee, at that time a sailor on the schr. Chandler J. Wells. With the letter was a gold medal of the first class, inscribed to Mr. McGee for saving the life of Maurice Langan during a storm on Lake Erie on Oct. 4th, 1876. Capt. Chapman says that Capt. Dobbins undoubtedly took steps to find McGee, but was unsuccessful. The master of the schr. Chandler J. Wells at the time was "Paddy" Langan. Capt. Chapman desires to ascertain if McGee be still alive, and if he can be found the medal, which is a valuable one, will be presented to him.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Apr 1893