The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 May 1893

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p.1 Incidents of the Day - The inspection of the hulls and boilers of the strs. Columbian and Corsican has been completed. President N. Connolly entertained the inspectors to a supper on board the Columbian.

Today W. Dodds was engaged as wheelsman on the str. Rosedale.

The str. Freemason arrived today with a cargo of hay for S. Going.

General Paragraphs - Clearances: prop. Alcona, Chicago, light; schr. Hanlan, Oswego, light; prop. Kate Butteroni, Oswego, light; prop. Josephine, light, to load coal for Chicago.

Arrivals: str. Rideau Belle, Smith's Falls; schr. Falconer, Charlotte; str. Alberta, Cape Vincent, light; str. Rosedale, Chicago, 62,000 bushels corn; sloop Laura D., Cape Vincent, light.



The Chatham engine pumped out the dredge Sir Hector last night. The dredge is now secure above water.

The schr. Grantham makes her first trip next week. The vessel has been greatly improved this winter, probably to the amount of $1,000.

Capt. McMaugh says the improvement to the prop. Algonquin, since having her stern changed, is marked. She now glides through the water very smoothly.

The str. Owen Sound arrived at Collinsby last night with timber from Toledo. The Owen Sound will go next to Charlotte to load coal for Toronto, then back to load coal for Port Arthur, and in all probability her next trip will be to bring a load of timber down from Marquette.

H. Richardson returned to Montreal today. The firm purchased the cargo of the sunken barge Wheatbin and sold it a few hours after, realizing a good profit. The Wheatbin is still on the bottom, and it is thought that the company will wait until Saturday night and then have the level between the two locks, six miles lower (sic). The pumps fail to do the work.

Engineer Evans, of the prop. Owen Sound, states that during the fog, Tuesday morning, the captain heard four whistles, the signal of distress, blown several times between Long Point and the Cut. When the fog had cleared sufficiently to allow navigation the Owen Sound entered the channel and discovered that the steambarge Italia was aground high and dry. The steambarge Cleveland was working at the Italia, and the captain of the unfortunate steamer telling the officers of the Owen Sound he could do nothing, the Collins Bay boat pulled her out. The Italia was loaded with grain, and was no doubt en route from Chicago to Ogdensburg.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 May 1893