The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Oct 1893

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The Late Capt. Hargrove.

Capt. Joseph Hargrove, mate of the lost schooner Riverside, was one of the best sailors on the lakes. He was fifty-three years old and commenced sailing when he was sixteen. Capt. Hargrove commanded a good many of the old-time vessels, among them being the Montauk, Lady Moulton, Ontario and Jenny Lind. About thirteen years ago he determined to retire, and settled down on his farm at Picton, Ont., the last boat he sailed on being the British Queen. Capt. D.J. Farrington, master of the Riverside, was a nephew of Capt. Hargrove, and he together with John Hargrove, Capt. Hargrove's son, had only 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 their 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, Capt. Hargrove carried $6,000 life insurance.


The schr. B.W. Folger has been chartered to load lumber for Oswego.

The prop. Tilley and barge Merritt will be in tomorrow morning. They come from Fort William.

The schr. Ella Murton is reported in the canal en route for Toledo, where she loads coal for Hamilton.

The schr. Fleetwing was expected to have arrived today from Sodus with a cargo of coal for Swift. & Co.

The str. Inter-Ocean and consort, from Chicago, with corn will arrive at the M.T. Co.'s dock, today, with corn.

The prop. St. Magnus, in from Fort William, lightened 18,000 bushels of corn and then proceeded to Montreal.

Business is getting dull with the Kingston & Montreal forwarding company. Several crews of barges have been discharged.

The tug Curlew, with a barge, arrived from Ogdensburg this morning with a new wheel for the steambarge Hecla. The barge will load lumber at the spile dock for Oswego and return with coal.

The str. Corsican cleared for Montreal, last night, and will lay up at Sorel this trip. The str. Magnet, whose place the Corsican has been taking, also went to Montreal last night, and will leave there on her regular trip to Hamilton.

Arrivals: prop. Magnus, Fort William, corn; steambarge Morley and barge Chicago, 95,000 bushels corn; schr. Tradewind, Oakville, 8,000 bush. wheat; tug Walker, Montreal, four light barges; str. Ocean, Montreal; str. Magnet, Montreal.

The schr. Hoboken is pretty hard on the bottom at Seven Islands, below Alexandria Bay. She is away down astern. Both Donnelly's and Leslie's pumps are at work. The vessel will be relieved of most of her cargo of corn, which will be more or less damaged.

Latest particulars from the schr. Hoboken are that she is in bad shape, the beams having left the clamp on port side for a long distance, covering a split about thirty feet open. About five inches of the deck is badly hove up and some beams broken. The stern is overhanging sixty feet and the boat seems to be settling. There has been about 3,000 bushels of dry corn removed from the cargo into barges.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Oct 1893