The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 May 1894

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p.1 Incidents of the Day - The schr. Falconer is in with coal for Walsh and the Delaware has coal for Anglin & Co., both from Oswego.

p.2 Black River Bridge, May 15th - The schr. Two Brothers, Capt. McCrimmon in command, loaded grain at McDonald's dock.

The Ocean's Smash.

"Who is to blame" was a common question. The government are said to have been careless of the canal, and now that the new one is on hand little thought is taken of what passes into the old canal in the way of dangerous raft timbers and rubbish. G.E. Jacques has the big timber that caused the accident.

He says he will claim damages from the government, and that the concensus of opinion is that the minister of railways and canals should be severely censured for such an accident. The Ocean will go into dock for examination, as she is badly battered and bruised, though no serious damage could be noticed. [Montreal Herald]



The schr. Fabiola will clear today for Oswego.

The sloop Dandy will go to Smith's Falls with a load of lumber and salt.

George Eddington has secured a position on the str. Empire State for the season.

The schr. Volunteer is in from Trenton with a load of wood for the Rathbun company.

Cleared: schr. Folger, Oswego, light; str. Algonquin, canal, light; str. Rosedale, canal, light.

Boats have been offered at Chicago to carry corn to Kingston at 2 cents per bushel, without takers.

The steambarge Orion has arrived at Collins Bay with a load of timber from Ashland, Lake Michigan.

The tug Maggie May has arrived with the barge Peruvian from Sand Lake with 100 cords of wood for R. Crawford.

The str. Empire State is now at the foot of William street. She will be lighted on Saturday night and citizens given a chance to go through her.

Arrivals: schr. Collier, bay ports, 10,000 bush. peas; tug Active, Montreal, six light barges; strs. Algonquin and Rosedale, Fort William, 123,500 bushels wheat.

John Skelly, late guard at the Kingston penitentiary, took a trip up west last winter and returned on the str. Algonquin yesterday. He is working as wheelman and will stay on the boat all summer.

Passed downwards at Port Colborne: strs. Ketchum, Montgomery, Sequin, Duluth to Kingston, wheat; barge Menomee, Chicago to Kingston, wheat. The water raised in the new lock at midnight Monday night and allowed the str. Rosedale to pass down.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 May 1894