The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Oct 1893

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p.1 Incidents of the Day - The schr. F.C. Leighton, reported lost in Lake Erie during the recent storm is safe, having been picked up in the vicinity of Point Pelee on Sunday. She was towed to Rondeau.


The str. Persia had a big load of freight down this morning.

The sloop Volunteer cleared for Cape Vincent with 2,100 cedar ties today.

Arrivals: prop. Argonaut, Chicago, 44,000 bushels corn; str. Persia, St. Catharines.

The tugs Thompson and Walker left with seven barges of grain for Montreal last night.

Capt. McMaugh, of the str. Bannockburn, telegraphed his arrival at Amherstburg, Detroit river, at eight o'clock last night.

The repairs to the str. City of Belleville will cost between $2,500 and $3,000. At first it was expected the work could be done for $2,000.

The str. Colonial left for Cleveland today for repairs. In moving about last night, the Colonial ran on the tower shoal. She got off quickly, however.

The shovellers have a chance now to count up their summer's earnings. The arrival of grain vessels are becoming more limited. The str. Argonaut, with 44,000 bushels of corn, was the only arrival today.

The schr. Ella Murton clears today for Oswego, from where she proceeds to Hamilton with a load of coal. Capt. Saunders is very fortunate in receiving charters, while many other vessels have been laid up here for several weeks idle.

The str. Maud is on the Pierrepont's ferry route, and the Islander has taken the Maud's trip. The Pierrepont is in Davis' dry-dock being caulked and generally repaired. According to law she has to be pulled out once in two years for inspection.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Oct 1893