The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 May 1893

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Accident To The Mate Of The Schr. Delaware.

Richardson Bros. are loading the barge Oscar for Montreal.

The storm drum is up. A heavy wind is expected tonight, with rain.

The str. Hall passed up to Belleville, where she will load grain for Belleville.

There are forty-five men engaged permanently at the K. & M. F. Co.'s dock, Portsmouth.

The tug Petrel, now on the government dry-dock being repaired, will go to Charlotte as soon as her wheel has been adjusted.

To remedy the jib-boom of the schr. Fleetwing, broken by the schr. Delaware, a few days ago, it cost Capt. Shaw $40, not counting detention. The vessel now talks as if he will push the Delaware for the time he lost.

The steamer Xania, from Norway, will reach Gladstone, Minn., on Monday. A special train will be run on the Soo road to give people a chance to see the vessel, and an excursion steamer will go out into the lake to meet her. Her herrings are for Minneapolis.

Clearances: prop. Rugee, Chicago, light; schr. Annie Falconer, Charlotte, light; schr. F.H. Burton, Sodus Point, light; schr. Hanlan, Oswego, light; schr. Folger, Oswego, lumber; sloop Laura D., Cape Vincent, shingles; schr. Flora Emma, Oswego, light.

Passed Port Colborne: str. Rhoda Emily, Chicago to Kingston, corn; str. D.D. Calvin and barges, Toledo, timber. Passed Port Dalhousie: tug Walker and barge, Kingston to Port Arthur, light; strs. Arabian and Enterprise, Toledo to Kingston, corn.

Arrivals: schr. Hanlan, Bay of Quinte, 6,500 bushels buckwheat; schr. Queen of the Lakes, Cleveland, soft coal; str. Hall, Montreal, general cargo; schr. Fabiola, Oswego, 250 tons coal; prop. Enterprize, Toledo, 26,000 bushels corn; prop. Glengarry, Toledo, 21,000 bushels corn; schr. Minnedosa, Toledo, 65,000 bushels corn; schr. Kildonan, Toledo, 40,000 bushels corn; prop. Rugee, Chicago, 50,000 bushels corn.

Edward Rourke, mate on the schooner Delaware, and whose home is at Picton, was struck in the head by a pulley block falling from the cross-trees of the foremast at Oswego on Wednesday, and now lies at the city hospital, Oswego, suffering from a fractured skull. It is feared that Rourke, about forty years old, cannot recover. He was in an unconscious condition when taken to the hospital. Dr. Eddy operated upon Rourke and trephined his skull. Rourke was well-known in Kingston. The Delaware is loading coal for Deseronto.

The schr. Fleetwing is loading lumber for Oswego.

Capt. Towers manager of the western division of the R. & O. N. Co., is in the city looking after the interests of the strs. Corsican and Columbian laying here.

He Will Seek Rest - Capt. Pierce is rebuilding the sailing yacht Wildflower. He will live in her during the summer months and cruise among the Thousand Islands. He will not draw out any more designs of steamers except the case is very urgent. He was born in Boston and learned shipbuilding there fifty years ago. He has been a designer for many years and thinks he is entitled to a rest.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 May 1893