The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 May 1894

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p.1 A Detroit despatch says: Four vessels are still missing as the result of the latest storm. These are the Lem Ellsworth, from Detroit; the Emma L. Wilson, from Milwaukee; the Ellen G. and Jason Parker, from Racine. It is thought they have gone down.

The str. Escanaba, en route from Chicago to Kingston, is ashore near Port Austin, Mich.


Corn is being chartered in Chicago for Kingston at 2 1/2 cents per bushel.

Passed Port Colborne downwards: str. St. Magnus, Duluth to Montreal, wheat.

The Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Co.'s earnings of the season show a steady increase since the opening of navigation. They are $42,000 as against $24,000 last year up to May 18th.

Enquiries are being made for the schr. Lem Ellsworth with stone from Lake Superior for Chicago. A week ago she was last reported. Her owner is very anxious as to her safety.

E.D. Fox, Cape Vincent, has purchased of Edward Kane, Brooklyn, the steam yacht for $32,000. She is built entirely out of mahogany, is sixty-four feet long, seven feet six inches beam and has a speed of thirty-one miles an hour.

Arrivals: Schr. Whitbeck, Chicago, 35,000 bush. corn; tug Walker, Montreal, four light barges; str. Ocean, Montreal; str. Magnet, St. Catharines; str. Rideau Belle, Perth; str. New Island Wanderer, Clayton and Alexandria Bay; schr. Falconer, Oswego, coal.

p.2 Incidents of the Day - The Collins Bay rafting company has plenty of timber at Midland, but the G.T.R. refuse to handle it on account of lack of fuel, and there is no telling when operations will begin there.

The schr. Cummings is fast dropping to pieces at Milwaukee, and her floating timbers are caught by the inhabitants of Jones' Island and converted into fuel. The stern has been washed in and the deck is rapidly going to pieces. Her cargo of coal can easily be recovered with a centrifugal pump and scows. A.W. Watson, Marine City, is watching for the body of Capt. McCullough. If the remains are washed ashore Mr. Watson will bring them to Wolfe Island for interment.

p.3 Emerald, May 21st - Two large sailing vessels were seen racing for the upper bay on Sunday morning. Both carried a lot of canvass and seemed evenly matched until near the gap, when one forged ahead and entered several rods ahead of the other...

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 May 1894