The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 May 1894

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The schr. Julia is in from Oswego with coal.

The str. Pierrepont will be docked today.

The schr. Loretta Rooney is in at Breck & Booth's with coal.

The str. Cuba called at Gunn's dock today en route for Montreal.

The sloop Maggie L. cleared for Amherst Island this morning to load grain for Richardson & Son.

The schr. Ella Murton is over with coal for the M.T. company. Capt. Saunders was able to take in this trip.

The str. Empire State will be launched at Portsmouth tomorrow.

The boat looks better than before with her improvements.

The schr. Grantham will be dry-docked on Friday, at Davis' for caulking. The Grantham has not made any trips yet this season.

Passed Port Colborne downwards: str. O.I. Flint and barge, Chicago to Kingston, wheat; schr. Emerald, Ashtabula to Kingston, timber.

The steambarge Nichols, Capt. C. Hinckley, has been chartered for the season to carry coal to Smith's Falls and Ottawa and return with lumber.

The str. Bannockburn arrived in from Toledo with grain today. She passed the prop. Hall at Nine Mile Point and by doing so will be the first to receive the shovellers.

The schr. Dunn arrived at six o'clock this morning at Garden Island with a cargo of timber from Toledo. This is Capt. Dix's first trip. He had good winds and made fast time.

The S.S. Bannockburn would have made an exceptionally fast run down from Toledo if she had not been delayed in the canal. Capt. Gaskin says she can make the trip in five days with ease.

Capt. Donnelly inspected the schr. Plymouth when she left the dock. It was at first thought the leak could be attended to at the dock but the diver could not work satisfactorily and she was hauled out.

The str. Nichols had a very narrow escape from doing damage yesterday. She was moving down from Richardson's dock from the esplanade and ran into the sloop Maggie L., unloading grain. No damage was sustained.

Arrivals: schr. Kate Eccles, Colborne, 8,000 bushels of buckwheat; str. Bannockburn, Toledo, 63,000 bushels of corn; prop. W.B. Hall, Toledo, 28,000 bushels corn; schr. Wm. Jamieson, Cobourg, 9,000 bushels buckwheat; schr. Clara Youell, Port Hope, 14,000 bushels peas.

The str. D.D. Calvin and consorts arrived at Garden Island from Toledo today. The steambarge Lisgar, with barges of timber, will be at the island on the 9th. She also comes from Toledo. The Armenia and consorts will be in this week sometime. Before the end of the week there will have been 400,000 feet of oak timber laid down at the island.

Arrivals at Garden Island during the past week: str. Hiram A. Calvin arrived from Dickenson's Landing after leaving a raft; str. Traveller back from Quebec leaving raft, the earliest arrival known of raft; str. Chieftain, Montreal, light barges; tug Reginald, Belleville, raft; schr. Dunn, Cleveland, timber; str. D.D. Calvin and consorts Augusta and Norway, Toledo, timber.

General Paragraphs - There are thirty shovellers employed at Portsmouth.

The Calvin company has had to bring Scotch coal up from Montreal. This is on account of the strike in the mines on the other side.

The schr. Dunn was unloaded at Garden Island at three o'clock, discharging 421 pieces of oak. This is the quickest discharging on record, done in nine hours. The timber is rafted and ready for Quebec.

Incidents of the Day - The str. Bannockburn will next go to Lake Superior.

The str. Arabian arrived from Montreal at noon today.

To Look Into Matters - E.D. La Fleur, chief engineer of Ottawa, arrived here yesterday, to look over the Wolfe Island canal, with a view to making a report as to the advisability of deepening it in accordance with a petition from the residents to that effect. He will also consider the matter of building a bridge between Howe Island and the main shore.

p.2 Cape Vincent, May 8th - ....Capt. A. Hinckley's new boat, recently purchased, has not yet arrived from the upper lakes.....

Seized Two Vessels - Amherstburg, May 9th - The government revenue cutter, Petrel, seized two iron passenger boats, the Visitor, of Put-In-Bay, and the Leroy Brocks (Brooks ?), of Base ? Island, and brought them here, last night, for alleged violation of the fishery act. They had on board a party of American gentlemen fishing with pole and line just east of Pelee Island. The passengers were allowed to land on Pelee Island, but the crews of both boats were brought here and kept on board the seized vessels. The Visitor is valued at $16,000 and the Brocks at $7,000. Capt. Dunn, of the Petrel, states he has information that the two boats fished out of season last year and defied the fish inspector on Pelee Island to stop them.

p.4 Vessel Seizure - Amherstburg, May 9th - The Visitor and the Brooks (Brocks ?) are still here with their crews on board. The owners of seized steamers arrived this morning and are trying to arrange matters. The captain of the Petrel is waiting for orders from the minister at Ottawa.



Every description of Steam Craft built, from a passenger steamer to a sixteen foot yacht.

The latest motive power, coal oil, gas or steam as preferred. Send for illustrated catalogues or call and see completed yachts.

(with nice woodcut of a yacht with awning, flags flying at both bow and stern)

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 May 1894