The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Sep 1893

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p.1 Incidents of the Day - Breck & Booth received a large painting of the str. Christopher Columbus running to the world's fair from Chicago. She carries 5,000 people.


The schr. Pilot will take another load of flour up the bay for Mr. Campbell.

The tug Petrel brought a couple of the K. & M. F. Co.'s barges up the river this morning.

With the exception of the principal officers, all the hands have been paid off the str. Empire State. She has another excursion next week.

The str. Mystic had an accident coming through the canal on the down trip. Her deck caught fire from the boiler, but was only slightly burned.

The str. Spartan will arrive up from Montreal this afternoon. Her passengers will be transferred to the str. Columbian for Toronto, and the Spartan will go into winter quarters here.

The tug Thompson was unable to make the cut across Point Frederick in coming into Kingston with a tow this morning, but was obliged to round the buoys on account of the heavy sea.

The steamyacht Nightingale called here this morning with a party who had been spending a week up the bay. The yacht Crossman, from Alexandria Bay, went down the canal today with a party of duck hunters.

The str. Bannockburn will have to have a piece attached to her rudder, as she does not steer well through the canal. On her up trip she had to run very slowly rounding the turns. She was met by the Majestic at Port Colborne.

Arrivals: str. Passport, Toronto; str. Spartan, Montreal; schr. Fleetwing, Sodus Point, coal; schr. Toltec, Duluth, 38,000; schr. Mystic, Duluth, 51,000 bush. wheat; prop. Monteagle, Chicago, 49,000 bush. corn; schr. Queen of the Lakes, Charlotte, coal.

R. Davis has twenty-seven men at present engaged on the str. City of Belleville, being rebuilt at the dry-dock. Mr. Davis expects to get the boat off the latter part of next week. The upper works will be rebuilt when she is afloat. The work will cost about $2,000.

On Thursday evening the outside manager of the M.T. company remarked to a friend that this was the first evening in four months that there were no vessels, grain laden, in the harbor. An hour later the Monteagle arrived from Chicago with 40,000 bushels of grain.

The str. Passport came into collision with a steam barge in passing through the Murray canal Thursday morning. The Passport's officers state that they could not see the lights of the barge. The damage to the Passport was not serious, but her passengers were much frightened. Two of the staterooms were stove in, in one of which was Mrs. J.B. Montizambert, of Quebec. This lady was left at Port Hope, much exhausted from the fright. The Passport passed down from Montreal this morning. It was on the up trip she had the accident.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Sep 1893