The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Jun 1893

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Clearances: prop. Spencer and schr. Pennington, Duluth, light.

The schooner Straubenzie, here with coal from Sandusky, is being caulked.

Capt. Black, mate of the str. Algonquin last year, goes mate of the M.T. company's new steamer Bannockburn this season.

The str. Spartan broke her feed pipe near Alexandria Bay, yesterday afternoon, and had to run into the Bay until things were fixed. There were a large number of passengers on board, and all were pretty well frightened. The boat rocked to and fro, and the captain stated that there would have been danger if the boat had been further out.

Arrivals: schr. Fabiola, Charlotte, screenings; sloop Idlewild, Sandhurst, 1,000 bushels of oats; str. Corsican, Toronto; str. Spartan, Montreal; str. Glengarry, Duluth, 21,000 bushels wheat; schr. Minnedosa, Duluth, 51,500 bush. wheat; prop. Ralph, Duluth, 50,000 bushels wheat; schr. Harold, Duluth, 48,900 bushels wheat; schr. Wells, Charlotte, 135 tons coal; schr. Pennington, Superior, 64,000 bushels wheat; str. Spencer, Superior, 53,000 bushels wheat.

The str. James Swift arrived at her dock, yesterday afternoon, after a most delightful trip down the Rideau. The trip was her first one and passed off very smoothly, with the exception that at Hog's Back, this side of Ottawa, on the return trip, a bucket was broken off the wheel. To even things up another plate was broken off. The Swift left Kingston with 29 round trip passengers and picked up people all along the route. The people along the line were delighted over the new boat. Delays were occasioned all almost all points on account of people wishing to see through the steamer. At Ottawa the boat was crowded all day and night until she cleared at one o'clock. The electric light plant worked to perfection.

Found At Howe Island - body of sailor A.S. McCrimmon, drowned off schr. Fleetwing on April 20th.

p.4 The Manitoba Off - Owen Sound, June 7th - The Canadian Pacific steamer Manitoba, which went ashore on Bear Island on Saturday night, has been got off and is now on her way to Detroit. The Athabaska came in here yesterday morning with the Manitoba's freight.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Jun 1893