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

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p.1 Incidents of the Day - Yesterday afternoon while reefing a jib on the scow Sea Gull, Charles Johnson slipped and fell into the water opposite Richardson & Sons' elevator. He was pulled out by other members of the crew.

p.4 Another Vessel Struck - Amherstburg, Nov. 18th - The Lime Kiln Crossing is blocked here. Matoa, bound up, ran aground near the sunken Lockwood and sank. Capt. McLeod, representing the insurance companies, has stationed a man about a mile below to advise boats not to attempt to go up, consequently the harbor here is full of large steamers. The Matoa is out on the rocks about 150 feet. They are lightening her.


The Montreal transportation company has hired Davis' dry-dock for the winter months.

The schrs. Fleetwing and Folger, wind-bound for a couple of days, got off for Oswego with lumber today.

The schr. Hoboken, ashore near Alexandria Bay recently, has been hauled out at Ogdensburg and is being repaired.

The str. Magnet will be in from Hamilton today. She is a day late on her down trip and it is expected this is due to the big sea out on the lake, which has retarded her trip.

There is a probability of the str. Empire State having false sides put on this fall to prevent her from rolling altogether. If the job is done the steamer will be taken to Deseronto.

Capt. Fox, by the loss of the schr. Flora Emma, is almost penniless. With the vessel, manned entirely by members of his family, he made his living. He had no insurance. A subscription has been started in Oswego to help him out.

J. Hackett, foreman of a stevedore gang, never saw such a dull fall for the dock men. In former years the men used to be attending to coal at this period but now there is only an occasional cargo to this port. The stevedores have not had much of a harvest this year.

A despatch from Port Colborne states that the southwest gale is still blowing. The strs. Seguin, Rhoda Emily, James Monteagle, Pueblo and the tug Sea Bird are sheltered there. The str. Bannockburn passed Port Colborne last night. She has wheat for the M.T. Co.

The schr. Grantham ran into port last night. The vessel left Fairhaven for Toronto on Tuesday, but the big storm on the lake spoiled her intentions and she was obliged to shelter at Timber Island. The Grantham will lay up after delivering the coal. She expects to get away to-night. The Grantham would not have run into Kingston had not her provisions run out. The schr. Worts, also from Fairhaven to Toronto, is sheltered behind Timber Island.

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