The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 May 1894

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The Kingston and Montreal forwarding company are scarce of barges just now on account of the big rush at Ogdensburg. The company has made contracts with grain companies in the west to transport their grain from Ogdensburg down to Montreal.

The Yacht Catharine Accident - The case of Mary Senecal, as administratrix, against the Thousand Island Steamboat Co., was argued in the general term at Syracuse Friday. This action grew out of the accident near Alexandria Bay in 1893, when the str. St. Lawrence ran into and sank the yacht Catharine, drowning five persons, among whom was the plaintiff's husband, the engineer of the yacht. She sued for $5,000 damages and was beaten on the trial.

p.4 Valuable Steamer Burned - Ottawa, May 8th - The Upper Ottawa Improvement company's steamer Dauntless, one of the finest boats on the upper lakes, was burned to the water's edge on Saturday. The fire originated in the boat through some accident, and, despite the efforts of the crew, gained great headway in a short time. The boat was turned for the shore and the crew narrowly escaped being burned. The steamer was the largest owned by the Upper Ottawa Improvement Company and was used for towing logs and rafts of timber from one rapids to the next one below. She had only commenced the season's work a short time ago. The steamer cost $25,000.


The schr. B.W. Folger is loading lumber for Oswego.

The barge Duluth is in the government dry-dock to be caulked.

The schr. Loretta Rooney is expected over from Oswego today with coal for Breck & Booth.

Yesterday the schrs. Queen of the Lakes and the Kate, of Oakville, were lying at Adolphustown wind-bound.

The str. Rideau Belle took on a number of bags of corn at Richardson's this morning for millers down the canal.

The steambarge Nichol is now ready for work. She starts at once to run between Oswego and Ottawa and has good prospects for the summer.

Clearances: tug Active, Montreal, six barges; str. Everett, Oswego, with schr. Warrington; str. Arizona, with consorts Scotia and Plymouth, Oswego, coal for up the lakes.

W. Francisco was out for a spin in his steam yacht the other day when the pumps gave out. He had to let off the steam and fill the boiler by hand in order to get back to the city.

Arrivals: schr. Jamieson, Cobourg, 9,000 bushels buckwheat; sloop Maggie L., Bay of Quinte, wheat; schr. Mattie Belle, Chicago, 45,000 bush. wheat; prop. Britannia, Chicago, no cargo for this port.

At Port Colborne, yesterday, there passed down: str. Bannockburn, Toledo to Kingston, corn; str. City of Owen Sound, barges Neelon, Muskoka, Waubushene; str. Tecumseh, barges Cavalier, Cameron, Toledo to Collins Bay, timber; str. Samoa, Topeka, Chicago to Kingston, wheat.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 May 1894