The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Jun 1893

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The schr. S.H. Dunn made the round trip between Kingston and Toledo in two weeks.

The schr. B.W. Folger has been delayed at Swift's wharf for a week, there were so many vessels ahead of her.

Arrivals: str. Algerian, Toronto; str. Rideau Belle, Smith's Falls; schr. Acacia, Oswego, coal; prop. Alberta, Dexter, light; str. Jessie Bain, Alexandria Bay, light.

Clearances: schr. Falconer, Oswego, lumber; sloop Laura D., Cape Vincent, lumber and shingles; schr. Flora Emma, Oswego, lumber; schr. Fabiola, Oswego, light; schr. F.F. Cole, Cape Vincent, apples, shingles and laths.

The schr. Grantham is unloading coal at the penitentiary dock, and the schr. Flora Emma is discharging her cargo at the asylum dock. These cargoes are the first consignments of Swift & Co.'s contracts to supply both institutions with coal.

The prop. Acadia met with an accident in the canal near Cardinal last night. She was en route from Montreal with merchandize. The vessel must have struck a stone in the canal as a despatch says she is sunk. The Donnelly Salvage & Wrecking company chartered the str. Pierrepont, and left with the pumps for the scene at three o'clock this morning.


Yachting Notes.

The sailing yacht Norma was launched today at W. Robinson's ship yard, after being repaired. Her water line was lengthened two feet, and her deck extended eight feet. She will be entered in the circuit of the lake yacht racing association, which will hold regattas at Charlotte, Hamilton and Toronto.

In a few days the new sailing yacht, built for H. Cunningham, will be launched. She will enter races in the twenty-five foot class.

The sailing yacht Minstrel was launched at Rockwood asylum yesterday.

The sailing yacht Mary, owned by N. Henderson, will not be floated this season.

Accident To The Corsican - An accident which might have proved very serious took place on board the Richelieu & Ontario steamer Corsican on her trip from Toronto to this city Wednesday. When the boat was just above Aultsville, about luncheon time, the packing of one of the valves blew out, and the boat was instantly filled with the roar of escaping steam. Fortunately the seventy passengers on board remained cool, and the boat was at once headed for an unused wharf on the American side, where the damage was repaired in a couple of hours. The passengers arrived in Montreal about three hours late. [Montreal Herald]

Tried To Jump Overboard - man tried to jump from str. Algerian off Kingston but was stopped and turned over to police at Toronto. [Toronto News]

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Jun 1893