The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Nov 1893

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The prop. Ocean, at St. Catharines, will go into dock for repairs. The overhauling will cost about $7,000.

The schr. White Oak was obliged to run into harbor again this morning. The schr. Grantham took shelter under Nile Mille Point. The schrs. Fleetwing and Queen of the Lakes probably made Oswego.

The storm drums were up today, announcing a gale from a southerly direction.

Court of Revision - L.B. Spencer re. steam yachts - The committee decided that yachts come under exemption as described in the assessment act and recommend this assessment be struck off.

Died At Wolfe Island - Capt. W.W. Horn, for many years engaged in seafaring, and was master and owner of vessels at times.


The schr. Flora Emma, wrecked at Oswego, is fast breaking up in the heavy seas.

The tugs Glide and Walker arrived in from Montreal today with nine light barges.

The strs. Melbourne, Tilley and Glengarry will all come to Kingston with cargoes of grain before the season closes.

The schrs. Grantham and White Oak have made another attempt to get out in the lake. They are both bound for Toronto.

The steambarge Quebec, Capt. Irwin, which ran aground on Mud Island, with forty tons of hay, worked off and arrived last night.

Last evening the crews of six barges, owned by the Montreal transportation company, were discharged. The barges will go into winter quarters.

The str. Magnet called at Swift's dock this morning. The running aground at Telegraph Island, up the bay, did not injure the steamer in the least.

Capt. Augustus Hinckley has purchased the boiler and engine of the tug Cummings, burned at Cape Vincent, with the idea of putting them in the str. Nichols.

The str. J.R. Langdon, of the Vermont Central line, broke her wheel at Ogdensburg yesterday. This did not prevent her clearing for Chicago, however, and she went through with one bucket less.

There have been a dozen or more vessels lying at Port Colborne and other points for the past ten days wind-bound. The continuous high wind on the lakes has been a bad thing for vessels and not a few will suffer financially from it. The str. Bannockburn has shown her true value in this case. While all the American propellers have been afraid to tackle the sea she has put out. The Bannockburn is considered one of the staunchest, if not the staunchest, craft on fresh water.

p.4 Seized An American Vessel - Amherstburg, Ont., Nov. 21st - The Dominion Government officials seized the tug E.C. Oggles and about four miles of gill net, the property of the Sandusky Fish Co. They were caught fishing near Pelee Island in Canadian waters. The tug and a quantity of fish were brought here and placed in charge of Collector Gott.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Nov 1893