The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 May 1893

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p.1 Where's The Tug? - Enquiry is being made at river ports for information regarding the tug John A. Macdondal, which it is feared was wrecked in the gale of Tuesday. The Macdonald left Kingston with a raft on the day of the storm, and has not been heard of since. The boat, the property of Calvin company, is of the side-wheel pattern. The Macdonald has been a familiar boat on the St. Lawrence and the lower part of Lake Ontario for many years.


The schr. Annie Falconer will load lumber for Oswego.

Wm. Power has put new windlass bits in the schr. Fabiola, and a new figure head on the schr. Fleet Wing.

The str. J.E. Sheldon passed Port Dalhousie last night en route for Kingston. She has a cargo of wheat.

This afternoon 1,500 bushels of damaged grain, part of the cargo of the schr. Blanchard, was auctioned at Portsmouth.

The str. Empire State will leave on Monday for Rochester where she takes an excursion from on the 30th, decoration day.

Capt. Augustus will pilot the strs. Ocean, Persia and Cuba up the Bay of Quinte this season. Each boat makes a trip a week.

A great deal of work in the matter of handling lumber has been done lately at Collinsby. Several large rafts have been towed from there to Quebec.

The new steel tug Petrel, owned by the Collinsby rafting company, is giving great satisfaction, and is said to be the most serviceable tug the company ever owned.

Arrivals: str. Hill, Chicago, 40,000 corn; str. Hall, Chicago, 30,000 corn; tugs Bronson and Thompson, Montreal, ten light barges; schr. Burton, Sodus Point, soft coal; sloop Laura D., Cape Vincent, light; sloop Glad Tidings, Clayton.

The Kingston and Montreal forwarding company, at Portsmouth, have been very busy lately handling grain. The shovellers have been working night and day. Half a million bushels of grain will be shipped to the company from Duluth.

Clearances: tug Hill, Montreal, four barges grain; schr. Dunn, Toledo, light; str. Armenia, towing barges Norway and Valencia, Manitowac; schr. Fabiola and schr. Flora Emma, Oswego, light; prop. Minto, Oswego, light, to load coal for Chicago; prop. Orion with barges Wabashene and Muskoka, Manistee, to load timber for Collins Bay.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 May 1893