The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Sep 1893

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The prop. Cuba is expected down today.

The str. City of Belleville will enter Davis' dry-dock on Thursday.

The schr. Queen of the Lakes has been given a new coat of paint and looks like a new boat.

The str. Butteroni, from Chicago to Kingston, with wheat, passed Port Colborne last night.

A hole was torn in the side of the North King as she struck the rock off Massassaga Point. Several new planks will be put in.

The schr. Hanlan, laying here for three or four weeks, cleared for Charlotte last night for a load of coal for Breck & Booth.

The str. North King was towed down from Belleville by the str. Hero and entered the dry-dock yesterdaay after the str. Bannockburn had left.

Arrivals: str. Algerian, Toronto; str. Persia, St. Catharines; prop. Duncan, Chicago, 56,000 bushels corn; str. Oregon, Chicago, 42,000 bush. corn; str. Germanic, Chicago, 56,000 bush. corn.

Word has been received that the steamer Shickluna attempted to pull the schooner Singapore off the shore at Charlotte, but could not move her. The vessel is not in a favorable condition. Capt. Thompson is himself superintending the work. The job will cost more than it was at first expected.

It has been found that there are over 700 bushels of damaged grain in the cargo of the schr. Alta and in the neighborhood of 300 bushels in the str. Alcona. A representative of the insurance company will arrive today or tomorrow when the sale will take place. The grain is not greatly damaged.

Robert Carroll, Kingston's veteran machinist, has received from Tymor & Murphy, Toronto, an undoubted testimonial. They declare the wheel received from Kingston to be the best in the world for their boat. It holds the engine like a monument in the boat and does better work with less turns. Other boats there have wheels from celebrated makers but they are discounted by Robert Carroll's.

General Paragraphs - The str. Bannockburn left the dry-dock yesterday and the str. North King went in for repairs.


The Bullock Abandoned.

R.J. Edmonds, captain and part owner of the unfortunate schr. L.D. Bullock, blown ashore at Braddock's Bay by the gale on Monday night, has abandoned the vessel as there are no chances of getting her into deep water again. The Bullock is owned by three Toronto men and is mortgaged to one of them for a large amount. The other two owners have released all claim to ownership in favor of the mortgagee and he will make an effort to float her.

She lies in only two feet of water, and her draught, when light, is only five feet. If she were not so far ashore there would be some possibility of getting her off, but the nearest a tug can get to her is three-quarters of a mile, for it is over half a mile, before even five feet of water is reached. To dredge a channel far enough out to float her would cost more than the boat itself is worth.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Sep 1893