The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Sep 1893

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The freight steamer Codorus was sunk at Duluth in a collision on Monday. The loss will be $50,000.

p.2 He Has Quit Sailing - Michael Conlon, Westport, was on the barge Matthews during the recent big storm on Lake Ontario. He was one of the deck hands and his account of the storm and the drowning of the cook and two hands off the barge Mills when that craft went down, is thrilling. For some years he has been engaged in boating on the Rideau, but he never before had such an experience as he passed through during that storm, and to make sure that he will never have another like it, he has decided to never ship for a trip on the lakes again.

[Newboro Standard]

p.4 Storm On Lake Ontario - Port Elgin, Sept. 19th - During the severe gale on Saturday and Sunday the American barges Yankee and Bahama were driven ashore at Baie de Dore and Fisherman's Bay, about eight miles south of here. The crews of both got safely to shore. Both boats are well out. The schr. Kolfage, loaded with stone at the fishing islands, is reported lost with all hands. Another vessel, name unknown, is ashore at the Sauble Beach, twelve miles north of here. The storm was the severest experienced in years.

Many Vessels Ashore - Chicago, Sept. 19th - The north-west gale which started at midnight on Friday blew itself out yesterday afternoon. The losses to navigation caused directly or indirectly by the storm will exceed $90,000.

Ten vessels are ashore or waterlogged on Lakes Michigan and Huron. The steamer Charlevoix, of the Northern Michigan line, was thirty-six hours overdue last night, and nothing has been heard from her since Friday, when she left Northport, which is twenty-four hours run from Chicago. The opinion on the docks is that the boat is probably disabled, and drifting in the lake, or else is ashore at some point where the water is shallow.


Clearances: schr. Grantham, Charlotte, light.

Frank Hugo will act as purser of the str. Maud for the remainder of the season.

The schr. Grantham and many other vessels at this port are unable to get cargoes.

Last evening the str. Walker and barges Gaskin and Glenora in tow arrived from Oswego.

The Garden Island Co. will send its fourteenth raft down the river in a few days. This is a big season's work.

The str. Armenia from Green Bay and barge Dunn, Toledo, were reported in the canal last night. They both have timber for Garden Island.

Arrivals: str. Columbian, Toronto; str. Passport, Montreal; str. Jas. Swift, Ottawa; str. John Haggart, Perth; str. W.B. Hall, Toledo, 700 barrels flour.

The schr. Ella Murton has been painted green and white and looks as good as new. At her stern she carries the emblems of the masonic order and order of Oddfellows.

The new tug being built at Garden Island will be completed before spring. The delay is experienced in the erection of the boiler which is being done at the island. It is a slow process.

At Chicago considerable grain was placed for Kingston, arrangements having been made for storing it until ocean room reached Montreal. Charters - Wilson, Elfinmere, Ida Keith, Wilhelm, Nirvana, corn.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Sep 1893