The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 May 1893

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p.1 Incidents of the Day - The schr. B.W. Folger is loading lumber for Oswego.

Since the ice left the harbor the water has raised twenty-five inches.

The dredge Queen is still working at Rathbun's dock. She will deepen the water by six feet.

The buckets for the broken wheel of the tug Petrel arrived from Owen Sound today and are being attached.

John Trowell, son of the late Capt. Trowell of this city, has been appointed commander of the prop. Ocean.

The schr. Queen of the Lakes is now on Lake Ontario en route from Cleveland with a cargo of soft coal for James Swift & Co.

Capt. Powers launched L.B. Spencer's yacht Wherenow from the ways near the knitting mill. The yacht is being beautified for the world's fair.

General Paragraphs - Captain Fitzgerald, of Ogdensburg, inspector for Inland Lloyd association, was in the city today and looked over the steamer Empire State. He was well pleased with the improvements.

The steamer Glengarry arrived from Toledo with a tow today. The Glengarry since being converted into a steam barge makes very good time.


Arrivals: sloop Lia, Wolfe Island, oats; str. Ocean, Montreal; str. Rideau Belle, Ottawa.

Clearances: tug Maggie Mae, Ogdensburg; tug Walker and barges Winnipeg and Gaskin, Port Arthur.

Capt. C. Newton arrived the other day from Montreal with machinery for a steam yacht being built at Portsmouth.

The str. Mary arrived at Garden Island today from Montreal. The steamer broke some of her machinery in the canal and was obliged to hand over her tow to another boat.

Str. John Rugee, Chicago to Kingston, corn; schr. Queen of the Lakes, Cleveland to Kingston, coal, passed Port Dalhousie last night; str. Arabian and Enterprize, Toledo to Kingston, corn, were at Port Colborne last night.


Buffalo, May 8th - To the Editor:

The steamer Charles A. Eddy and consort left Chicago on April 17th. It was fine sailing until we struck Lake Huron. On the morning of the 20th, at two o'clock, the sea was so heavy we could not turn around to reach shelter, and at 7 o'clock our wheel chains parted on the steamer. We were left to the mercy of the waves running mountains high. At nine a.m. our tow line parted and the barge Newall A. Eddy was left to care for herself. It began to snow, but half an hour later the weather cleared when we found the barge had gone down with a crew of nine men. Among these were

Capt. Burton, Bay City, Mich.

Albert Payne, Port Stanley, Ont.

James Campbell, Kingston, Ont.

Mate Miller, Port Rowan, Ont.

The rest of the men were unknown.

The steamer rolled in the sea for thirty-six hours and the officers had their hands full. The vessel was insured for $80,000. The steamer damaged 40,000 bushels of corn. I was on the steamer at the time wheeling and lots of people who read about the wreck think the steamer was lost. Please tell them different. EDWARD KENNEDY.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 May 1893