The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Oct 1893

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The tug Thompson will have a new wheel adjusted at Davis' dry-dock.

The str. Arabian arrived this afternoon with a cargo of grain from Duluth.

In a few days the str. Pierrepont will go into Davis' dry-dock. She will receive new timbers.



The barge Muskoka lightened 500 bushels of damaged corn off the prop. Colonial.

The repairs to the str. City of Belleville at Davis' dry-dock will amount to $3,000.

The schr. Annie Falconer, laying here for a couple of weeks, expects a charter for Sodus Point.

The prop. Glengarry, towing the barge Minnedosa, cleared for Charlotte. They go up the lakes.

The str. Magnet having a couple of new wheels adjusted, will be out next week. The str. Corsican is running on her Hamilton route.

Inspector T. Donnelly is very busy at present. Besides several small jobs he has the str. City of Belleville and str. Colonial to look after.

The str. Algonquin, Kingston to Cleveland, light, and the str. Arabian, Fort William to Kingston, wheat, reported at Port Colborne last night.

Arrivals: str. James Swift, Ottawa; schr. Julia, Oswego, coal; schr. Whitney, Chicago, 53,000 bush. corn; schr. Wayne, Chicago, 46,000 bush. corn; prop. Acadia, Duluth, lightened 5,000 bush. wheat.

The owners of the prop. St. Magnus have written to the Richelieu & Ontario navigation company saying that they would pay for the damage done by their vessel colliding with the Columbian at Kingston.

George McLeod, representing Smith & Davis' insurance company in the steambarge Colonial wreck, stated this morning that the pumps used by the Calvin company were the best he had ever seen. The pumps beat anything up west.

The steambarge Colonial has been pumped out and is now high and dry in the dock. The damage done is not as severe as was at first supposed. The vessel's stern post was broken and the shoe is a complete wreck. Other small injuries are found, but they are of little consequence. The steamer will be patched up and taken to East Saginaw for repairs.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Oct 1893