The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Oct 1893

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Died At The Hospital.

Capt. James Bradley, of the barge Cornwall, died at the Hotel Dieu yesterday morning. The captain had been complaining of affection of the knee, and it was found blood poisoning had set in. Capt. Bradley has been in the employ of the M.T. company for the past twenty-five years. He was a good sailor and belongs near Montreal.

The deceased lived at St. Lazare de Vaudreuil, Que. He had a family of seven children, all of whom lived on the barge with him. His two eldest sons assisted in running the boat. The Cornwall is the largest boat in the company. Capt. Bradley went into the M.T. Co.'s employ when it was first organized and was a general favorite. He was widely known.....



The str. Magnet will probably start on her regular trip to Hamilton on Wednesday.

The tugs Bronson and Walker took five loaded barges of grain to Montreal Saturday night.

The schr. Fleetwing cleared with lumber for Oswego, and the schr. B.W. Folger went to Sodus light.

Arrivals: tug Walker, Oswego, three barges with coal; tug Bronson, Montreal, five barges, light; str. Corsican, Montreal; str. Persia, Montreal; str. Ocean, Hamilton; str. North King, Charlotte.

The patrol steamer Dolphin, in the employ of the government fishery department, arrived at this port yesterday and took on Capt. Augustus as pilot to the Welland canal. The steamer is bound for Long Point, Lake Erie. It is claimed the Yankees have been encroaching on the preserve there. Dr. McKenzie and Mr. Forsythe are interested in these grounds.

The str. Corsican had an immense cargo of freight up from Montreal yesterday. As the passenger trade is, comparatively speaking, over for the season the cabin is used for serving meals and the dining saloon is being used for the storage of freight. The steamer could not take all the freight ready for her at Montreal and left a large quantity behind. At present there is enough freight for two boats on the Hamilton route.

A Prescott Man Identified - Dunkirk, Oct. 23rd - The only unidentified body of the Dean Richmond's crew washed ashore was claimed by Patrick Brady, of Prescott, Ont., as his son John.

The Lost Riverside.

Detroit, Oct. 22nd - Capt. D.J. Farrington, master of the lost schr. Riverside, was a nephew of Capt. Hargrove, and he, together with John Hargrove, Capt. Hargrove's son, had only recently purchased an interest in the vessel, this being their third trip as owners. Capt. Hargrove made up his mind to sail a few trips with the boys and joined them on the fatal trip. This was his first appearance on board a vessel since his retirement thirteen years ago. He leaves a wife and three children in comfortable circumstances. Besides a desirable property at Picton, Ont., Capt. Hargrove carried $6,000 life insurance.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Oct 1893