The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Jul 1893

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p.1 Incidents of the Day - The M.T. Co. barge Oscar has left Davis' dry-dock. She was being caulked.

They Want A Tug.

This morning the Calvin company received the following message from those in charge of the str. Bohemian: "Send your strongest tug. We want a good pull." Mariners say Calvin's tugs could have pulled the steamer off the first day she went aground and saved the company a great deal of expense. It is likely the Hiram A. Calvin will be sent to the Bohemian.



Prop. Myles is loading steel rails for Port Arthur.

Passed Port Colborne last night: str. Monteagle, Chicago to Kingston, corn; str. Wilhelm, Kingston to Fairport; barges Nirvana and Crosthwaite, Kingston to Cleveland, light; schr. Dunn, Kingston to Toledo, light.

Clearances: prop. Omaha, Chicago, light; prop. Pueblo, Oswego, light; schr. Annie Falconer, Charlotte, light; schr. Singapore, Charlotte, light; tug Col. By, towing barges Thistle and Minnie, Cape Vincent, light.

Arrivals: str. Algerian, Toronto; str. Corsican, Montreal; str. Persia, St. Catharines; str. Cuba, Hamilton; schr. Flora Emma, Charlotte, coal; str. Columbian, Montreal; schr. Speedwell, Charlotte, coal; prop. Quito, Chicago, 45,500 bushels corn; tug Petrel, Oswego, light; prop. City of Owen Sound, Green Bay, 23,000 feet timber; barge Neelon, Green Bay, 17,000 feet timber.

The Richelieu & Ontario navigation company are finding that the floating of the str. Bohemian is a more difficult task than they at first thought it would be. She is still on the shore, but the work of floating her is going on, and the company expect to bring it to a successful issue within a few days.

John Donnelly, returning from the west, was aboard the new str. Chippewa at Toronto yesterday. The boat makes her first trip this morning, carrying an excursion from Toronto to Queenston and Niagara Falls. The business of the Niagara Navigation Co., str. Garden City and str. Empress, was reported as being very large this season. The Cibola was crowded with passengers when she arrived in last night. The capacity of the Cibola can best be judged from the fact that a 100 yards foot race can be run in a straight line on her hurricane deck.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Jul 1893