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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Oct 1893

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The S.S. Bannockburn will be here on Sunday from Chicago with a cargo of grain.

The schr. Queen of the Lakes has been chartered to load coal at Oswego for Kingston.

The steamer Armenia and barge Norway, of Garden Island, have gone into winter quarters. On her last trip the steamer leaked badly at the stern.

Arrivals: str. Columbian, Toronto; str. Persia, St. Catharines; Bohemian, Montreal; prop. Tilley, 40,000 bushels grain; barge Merritt, 22,000 bushels of grain from Fort William; schr. Grantham, Charlotte, coal; tug Walker and five barges, light, Montreal; tug Active, four barges, light, Montreal.

A large green and white steambarge, supposed to be loaded, is ashore at Pigeon Island. The captain of the Tilley said she was the largest barge that has gone through the Welland canal. Capt. Scott, of the Persia, said this morning that when he passed Pigeon Island the barge was ashore there. He could not tell her name. The steamer Petrel left for Pigeon Island about ten o'clock, and if possible will pull the boat off the shoal. If the wind is too high she will run into shelter and wait until it dies away. Mariners thought that if the craft was allowed to remain on the rocks she would be injured. The wind was blowing hard from the south-west, and the barge is on the south-west corner of the island.

The boat ashore at Pigeon Island is supposed to be the steambarge Colonial, laden with grain for the M.T. company. This is her first trip down. It is feared she will go to pieces before this gale moderates. The steamer Pierrepont started out to the barge after the tug Petrel cleared.

The str. Pierrepont started for the Colonial, but was not able to get close enough to allow those on board to read the name of the unfortunate boat. Capt. Allan says she is in a bad position. She lies broadside to the wind and the waters sweep over her. If the wiind did not abate today the results will be disastrous.

p.2 Some Old Time Crafts - The Vessels That Plied Out of Kingston - mentions steamers running in late 1830's. (full column) [Toronto Telegram]

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Oct 1893