The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Apr 1893

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The big whaleback steamer Pillsbury, of Toledo, is sunk in Lake Erie, near Turtle Island light.

The schr. White Oak, aground at Simcoe Island, was towed into port by the str. Chieftain at three o'clock this afternoon.

The schr. Julia had a collision with the schr. Eliza White during the storm the other night. The Julia's jibboom was carried away.


The sloops Lia and Laura D. are here from Wolfe Island.

The schr. Fleetwing is now being unloaded at Swift's.

Messrs. Oldrieve & Horn will fit out two Montreal yachts with new sails.

This morning the str. Glengarry had a trial in the harbor and worked well.

The steamer Princess Louise will receive necessary repairs after the wreck at Davis' dock.

The schr. Delaware, Capt. Montgomery, will bring coal from Oswego to Napanee on his next trip.

The schr. Grantham left Davis' drydock yesterday after repairs had been done to her deck.

The sloop Maggie L. left for Deseronto yesterday. She will load grain for Richardson & Sons.

The schr. Eliza White, from Cobourg, is being relieved of her cargo of peas at Richardson's elevator today.

The str. Hero did not start on her regular trip this morning. There is an ice jam in the bay above Indian Point.

The schr. Julia cleared for Oswego and the schr. S.J. Collier for Charlotte, both light. The B.W. Folger had lumber for Oswego.

Robert Bushel goes again as purser of the str. Columbian, and Mr. Summerville receives his old position on the steamer Corsican.

The schr. Acacia will go into Davis' dry-dock on Monday for repairs. In the meantime the dock will be occupied by the str. North King.

The sale of the str. Bon Voyage to DeCatur & Skinner, Oswego, is reported to have fallen through. Thus Rogers and Bird, owners, pocket a forfeit of $1,000.

On May 3rd Davis & Son will ship will ship a handsome steam yacht to R.P. Inglis, of Edmonton, N.W.T. She will be complete and ready to launch into the Saskatchewan river on arrival.

The schr. Delaware arrived this morning from Oswego with 300 tons of coal. Capt. Montgomery stated to a reporter that Pigeon lighthouse was not lit last night, and if he had not been very careful he might have gone out of his way.

Early this morning the schr. White Oak, from Oswego, laden with coal for Crawford, ran ashore inside of Four Mile Point. Capt. Quinn, who purchased the schooner recently, has the sympathy of marine men in his trouble. She has about 400 tons of coal on board, which will have to be removed before the boat will float.

The tug Ranger is at present undergoing repairs, preparatory to starting out for the summer. Thos. Lynch, of Westport, will be captain and James Fobster, of Opinicon Lake, engineer. After taking a number of rafts to Kingston, she expects to be engaged in the lumber trade, towing American barges for McCrea, of Ottawa. This promises to be a very brisk season on the Rideau as all the lumber, formerly shipped to Oswego by the St. Lawrence, will pass through the Rideau canal.

The schr. Fleetwing had her flags at half-mast today out of respect for the sailor, McCrimmon, drowned on Thursday night. Capt. Shaw received a despatch from Mr. Preston, father-in-law of McCrimmon, asking if the body had yet been recovered. He was answered in the negative and John Preston will come here today. It is the intention of several boat crews at present stationed here to go out in search of the body tomorrow, weather permitting. If the weather had not been rough today, crews would have been at work.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Apr 1893