The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Jul 1893

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The schr. Singapore arrived today with a cargo of coal.

The Calvin Co.'s ninth raft left, this afternoon, for Quebec in tow of the str. John A.

The schr. Flora Emma will clear today for Sodus Point to load coal for Kingston.

Mr. Carroll is making a new pair of wheels for the steamer Columbian. They will improve her speed.

The shovelling gang at Richardson's elevator struck twice, yesterday, and under force of circumstances were allowed $100 per vessel.

The Collins Bay wrecking apparatus reached the str. Bohemian, aground in the Coteau rapids today, and in all probability the boat will be afloat tomorrow night.

The str. Algerian was first to arrive in Montreal, last night, beating the str. Columbian about twenty minutes. The Columbian was at a disadvantage in getting into and leaving wharves.

An old river captain smiled today when told that the two mail boats, Algerian and Columbian, had occupied thirteen hours in the race from Kingston to Montreal. Forty years ago the Passport and Kingston made the trip in twelve hours, including more calls than were made yesterday. The engine and boiler manufacturers are degenerating.

A Serious Accident - Thomas Hughes, weigher at the M.T. Co.'s dock, fell into hold of str. Shickluna.


The str. Enterprise and two barges, Kingston to Toledo, passed Port Colborne last night.

A citizen stated this morning that the str. Passport, if given the proper steam, could beat any boat on the river.

The steamer Carmona brings an excursion party from western ports to Kingston and the Thousand Islands on July 24th and 25th.

Arrivals: strs. Ocean and Corsican, Montreal; str. Passport, Toronto; str. Rideau Belle, Smith's Falls; prop. Waverley, Chicago, 43,000 bush. wheat.

The schr. Annie Falconer is only now being relieved of her cargo of grain at Richardson's dock. She arrived here on Sunday last, but on account of a rush of vessels was thus kept back.

Complaints have several times been made to harbor inspector McCammon about the Stevenson shoal, half a mile of the Simcoe light. The shoal is a dangerous spot and many vessels have had close shaves from going aground. Capt. Fox, schr. Flora Emma, says he scrubbed along the shoal on his last trip down. Mr. McCammon will write the marine department, Ottawa, and try and have three spar buoys located on the shoal.

Clearances: schr. Winslow, Buffalo, light; tug Charlie Ferris, Oswego, light; schr. Fleetwing, Sodus Point, light; schr. Speedwell, Charlotte, light; schr. Burton, Oswego, light; sloop Laura D., Cape Vincent, light; prop. Inter-Ocean, Buffalo, light; str. Hall, Toledo, light; prop. Boyce, Toledo, light; schr. Grantham, Charlotte; prop. Josephine, Chicago, light; schr. Parker, Erie, light; str. McDonald, Ogdensburg, light; str. Calvin, Ogdensburg, light; schr. Laura, Oswego, light; str. Clinton, Oswego, light; str. Chieftain, with two barges, Oswego, light.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Jul 1893