The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Apr 1893

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The tug Active with barges is in from Oswego.

The schr. Tradewind has arrived with coal from Oswego.

The schr. Hanlan is awaiting the abating of the wind before she clears for Oswego.



The str. Spencer and consort Pennington have been chartered to carry corn from Chicago to Kingston at 2 cents, free of canal tolls.

Last evening Mr. Davis of Gananoque, owner of the str. Antelope, arrived in the city. He piloted the government dredge Queen from Gananoque to Wolfe Island, where she will be engaged for days deepening the harbor.

Arrivals: schr. Maggie L., Amherst Island, oats; prop. Holland, Chicago, 16,500 bushels wheat; schr. S.M. Stephenson, Chicago, 37,200 bushels wheat; schr. Julia, Oswego, coal; schr. B.W. Folger, Charlotte, coal; schr. Delaware, Oswego, coal.

George Mackey, captain of the prop. Myles, writes from Port Arthur that it will be two or three weeks before he can leave with his vessel. There is ice yet between Port Arthur and Isle Royale, a distance of about forty miles, the ice being strong enough to support heavy teams crossing it.

Capt. Savage, of the schr. Julia, arrived Thursday afternoon at four o'clock, from Oswego with coal for Folger Bros. She left Oswego at six o'clock Thursday morning, and had a very rough passage over. Her bulwarks had to be knocked off to keep the vessel from foundering. She made the run in seven hours under a foresail.

Capt. Saunders, with the schr. Ella Murton, ran into Oswego on Tuesday night in the face of a lumpy sea. When he got to the head of the island the wind sucked down the river and the vessel drifted rapidly and helplessly toward the lighthouse pier. Once against this structure the waves would have made short work of her. The life crew came out promptly, passed a line to the vessel and aided in heaving her up the river out of harm's way. The vessel was not damaged.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Apr 1893