The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 May 1894

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An accident occurred at Garden Island this morning at eight o'clock. While timber was being unloaded from the D.D. Calvin, F.H. Taylor, a young man about thirty years of age, was detailed to look after the ropes attached to the hoister. While the work was going on he got foul of the ropes and was hoisted suddenly into the air and on falling had his leg dislocated and head and face bruised. His injuries are not serious.

Mr. Taylor is a clergyman in the Methodist church of the United States, but his voice failed him and he had to give up his profession. He thought his voice would be benefitted if he went sailing, and engaged this spring with the Calvin company.

The Engineer's Visit.

Eugene D. Lafleur, government engineer, here to look after the Wolfe Island canal scheme; not too talkative -

A Vessel Beached.

Amherstburg, May 10th - While the str. Gladstone was coming over the Limekiln crossing, last night, with the whaleback No. 109, wheat laden, in tow, the latter struck the rocks when about one mile below here. The captain found she was making water and beached her on Elliot's Point. Her water compartments prevent the water from reaching the grain.

Marine Paragraphs.

The Kingston corn rate in Chicago dropped to 2 1/2 cents.

The schr. B.W. Folger has cleared for Oswego with a load of lumber.

The schr. Annie Falconer cleared for Oswego today to load coal for Picton.

Arrivals: str. James Swift, Ottawa; str. Ocean, Montreal, prop. Samoa, Chicago, 43,000 bush. corn.

Breck & Booth made big time unloading the schr. Rooney. Only one gang of men were on and the job was finished in sixteen hours.

On Friday the schr. Ella Murton will leave for Oswego to load coal. Capt. Saunders does not recognize the superstition that it is unlucky to set sail on Friday.

Passed Port Colborne downwards: Lake Michigan, Toledo to Montreal, corn; Clinton and barges, Toledo to Garden Island, timber; John Duncan, Chicago to Kingston, corn and wheat.

General Paragraphs - Today the str. Empire State was launched at Portsmouth, after receiving false sides and other improvements. She arrived here this afternoon. She arrived here this afternoon and is ready for summer work on the St. Lawrence river.

Incidents of the Day - Nicholas Henderson has a painting of the str. Bannockburn and also a marine painting of ancient and modern vessels in the lake trade, on exhibition in Wade's window. The latter painting was shown at the world's fair.

p.4 The Seizure at Sandusky - more on seizure of Leroy Brooks and Visitor by Canadian steamer Petrel.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 May 1894