The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 May 1894

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p.1 Confiscated The Vessels - Amherstburg, May 18th - Deputy Marshall Campbell, Windsor, confiscated the seized boats Larcy Brooks and Visitor, this morning, by order of the deputy minister of justice in Ottawa. They cannot be bonded. The owners will have to apply to the admiralty court for redress.


The R. & O. N. Co. boat will start running on May 30th.

Arrivals - str. Hall, Toledo, 28,600 bushels corn; str. Rideau Belle, Perth.

Clearances: tug Active, Montreal, four barges; schr. Ella Murton, Chicago, lumber.

The str. Columbian will not leave Kingston for the Chippewa-Buffalo route till June 10th.

The schr. Josephine has been chartered to carry wheat from Duluth to Kingston at 3 1/2 cents per bushel.

The sloop Permili, which gathered Capt. Kindall's lumber lost off the Glad Tidings, is now in port and will go to Clayton this afternoon in tow of the str. Arctic.

Connolly's new tug Jesse Hume arrived from St. Catharines, this morning, where she was built. She will go on to Quebec and do towing in that district. She is a powerful boat, about the size of the tug Petrel.

Today the strs. Spartan and Columbian were inspected by the government inspector, Mr. Miller. The Spartan will be placed in the dry-dock, where she will ship a new rudder, and the Columbian will follow to have her wheels replaced by new ones, which it is thought will increase her speed.

It is altogether likely that the str. Ocean will get clear of the difficulty as regards the smashing of three gates of lock seven, Beauharnois canal. A piece of timber got in the steamer's wheel and, of course, the accident could not be averted. The timber was taken to Montreal, where it will be shown the authorities.

The S.S. Craig (Craggs ?) will arrive at this port some time today. She comes from Norway and has a load of herrings for Chicago. She was obliged to lighten into one of the M.T. Co.'s barges at Montreal in order to get up the canals. The balance of her cargo will be taken on her again. The Craig was built at Middlesborough, Scotland, the same place the Bannockburn came from. Mr. Smith, representing the Chicago firm, to whom the herrings are consigned, has arrived and will accompany the steamer from here.

This morning Capt. Towers, one of the superintendents of the Richelieu & Ontario Navigation company's steamers, said the coal miners' strike in the United States would not prevent the boats from running. It would, however, interfere with the business of boats trading west of Hamilton. The Richelieu Co. can get plenty of soft coal from Lower Canadian mines, and if it is necessary coal can be sent from Montreal to Kingston, for the use of the steamers on the round trip between Kingston and Toronto. The through line of steamers cannot be affected by the strike.

The schr. Glad Tidings is now on Slate's ways at Grindstone Island for repairs. Capt. C.H. Kendall is in the city and relates the story of his lively trip on Friday last when the craft went ashore on Baker's Point, Bay of Quinte. The captain has just concluded picking up the deckload of lumber along the shore and he finds that about 4,000 feet have been completely lost; the loss of cement in barrels will exceed $38 and the damage to the brick will be about $20. The vessel was much injured in bottom planks. Her keelson was also broken. It will cost over $300 to put her in shape again. She will be off the ways again about the 22nd.

There has been a steamboat deal arranged which does away with freight rate cutting. Thomas Marks & Co., Port Arthur, owners of the prop. Algonquin, and Hagarty & Co., Toronto, proprietors of the prop. Rosedale, have been consolidated under a dominion charter as the St. Lawrence & Chicago Steam Navigation Co., limited, with their head office at Toronto. W.D. Matthews, Toronto, is president and John H.G. Hagarty, Toronto, secretary-treasurer. Formerly the props. Algonquin and Rosedale, which are the biggest freighters owned in Canada, ran in opposition, and cut freight rates against each other until there was little profit for either.

p.2 Napanee, May 18th - The steambarge Nile brought in a load of edgings for the Rathbun Co. yesterday....

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 May 1894