The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Jul 1893

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p.1 The Bohemian Ashore - Montreal, July 10th - The str. Bohemian, of the Richelieu and Ontario navigation company, went ashore Saturday afternoon at St. Dominique, near Coteau, on her way from Kingston. The steamer had twenty-five passengers on board at the time, but all were got off in safety and arrived in this city by the late train. It is claimed that the steamer is not badly damaged, and will be got off in a few days.


Duluth, Minn., July 10th - The Canadian steamer Rosedale, bound up without cargo for grain, ran at full speed on a shelving rock at the mouth of Knife River, Friday. She went out almost high and dry, with her bow within ten feet of the boulders on the shore. Her stern is unsupported and she is exposed to the sea. The steamer can never be pulled off the rocks and foundation timbers must be built around her. Then after being lifted on jack screws she will have to be relaunched.


The barge Jennie is on Davis' dry-dock being repaired.

The schr. Burton makes her next trip to Oswego for coal for Breck & Booth.

Matthew R. Davis is at present at Muskoka Lake building a shade deck for the steamyacht Flyer.

The steamer North King had a large crowd down the river yesterday. This was her first Sunday afternoon excursion of the season.

Clearances: schr. Flora Emma, Sodus Point, light; prop. Monteagle, Oswego, light; tug Antelope, Oswego, towing barges Arab and Texas.

The steamyacht Junita, owned by Capt. Rattray, Grindstone Island, broke her wheel and had to have a new one adjusted at Davis' dry-dock.

There are two steamers at Portsmouth loaded with grain, whose cargoes will not be discharged until after August 1st. The crews of the boats have been discharged and they will remain at anchor until after the date mentioned.

Str. May Boyce, Chicago to Kingston, corn; str. Waverley, Chicago to Kingston, wheat; schr. Singapore, Toledo to Kingston, coal; str. Monteagle, Kingston to Buffalo, str. Pioneer, Kingston to Marquette, light; passed Port Colborne last night.

Arrivals: str. Corsican, Toronto; str. Cuba, Montreal; str. Persia, Montreal; str. Algerian, Montreal, str. Ocean, Hamilton; str. North King, Charlotte; str. Columbian, Montreal; schr. Falconer, Charlotte, coal; schrs. Fleetwing and Wells, Charlotte, coal; schr. Flora Emma, Sodus Point, coal; schr. Queen of the Lakes, Charlotte, coal; schr. Speedwell, Charlotte, coal; prop. Denver, Chicago, 65,000 bush. corn; prop. Wilson, Superior, 33,500 bush. wheat; schr. Manitowac, Superior, 33,400 bush. wheat; prop. W.D. Hall, Toledo, 25,000 bush. corn.

p.2 North King's Trip - description of her excursion to Chicago world's fair told in verse - almost a full column by Flora S. Peck.

p.4 A Lively Place On Sunday - props. Cuba and Ocean and str. North King all at Swift's wharf at once; very busy.

Yachts In A Gale - Hamilton, July 10th - Royal Hamilton Yacht Club holding yacht races for Lake Yacht Racing Association, gale sprang up at start and many yachts were tipped over, damaged, etc.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Jul 1893