The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 May 1894

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The str. Spartan left the government dry-dock today.

The sloop Laura D. will go to the Cape today, with shingles for Scobell.

The schr. B.W. Folger arrived yesterday from Oswego. She has coal for Swift & Co.

There is nothing doing around Davis' dry-dock just now. All the men have been laid off.

On Monday E. Roddy, Williamsville, shipped a cargo of building stone on the schr. Starling for Toronto.

Frank Hugo, Kingston, will again fill the position of assistant manager of the Thousand Island steamboat company.

Steamboat Inspectors Donnelly and Adams made an inspection of the steamyacht Gilphie, of Ottawa, this morning.

Passed Port Colborne, down: str. Melbourne, Toledo to Montreal, flour; schr. S.H. Dunn, Toledo to Garden Island, timber; str. Erin, Fort William to Kingston, wheat.

Considerable difficulty will be experienced in getting the tug Petrel off the bottom of Lake St. Peter, below Montreal. There is not sufficient water to work the pontoons.

The str. Columbian will go in the government dry-dock today and have the new wheels attached, when she will make another trial trip. If the steamer makes better time with the Carroll wheels they will be kept on.

The schr. John T. Mott, bound for Ogdensburg, cast anchor at Clayton. In pulling up it was discovered that it had become foul of another anchor chain, when pulled up measured about forty fathoms in length. An anchor was attached to the chain.

The Petrel grounded in trying to pick up her raft, which broke away in the big storm recently. She got into a little bay away from the channel where the water had been raised by the wind. She anchored and the water went down, leaving her high and dry.

The corn cargo, which wintered in the str. Monahansett, at Ogdensburg, was all wet and apparently had been in that condition for three months, as it is green with mold in places. A sale of 6,000 bushels at 27 1/2 cents, worth 48 cents when sound, has been made, and the rest of the cargo, about 24,000 bushels, has been appraised at 5 3/4 cents off. The responsibility for the loss has not been fixed.

Mate Bazo's Body Found - The body of Timothy L. Bazo, mate of the wrecked schooner Cummings, was found at Cudahy, Wis., on Wednesday. The man had identification cards in his pocket. Deceased was a brother of F. Bazo, Napanee. He was a single man of about forty-five years of age.


Loss of the Lem Ellsworth.

A despatch from Detroit says:

The schr. Lem Ellsworth, with her crew of seven men is given up for lost. It is now certain that the schooner foundered within fifteen miles off Chicago during the storm of Friday last.

L.C. Hatchek and W.H. Cronin, residents of Graceland, both saw and watched the Ellsworth closely because she appeared to be in distress. She was so low in the water that only the spars and deck line could be seen above the waves. Two black specks could be seen in the rigging. Suddenly the boat careened and pitched bow foremost beneath the waves. Satisfied that their eyes had not deceived them, they telephoned to Evanston for the life-savers. Charley McCarty, an eight year old boy, living at Calvary, also saw the wreck and tells the same story. The Ellsworth was formerly owned by the late Capt. Thos. Martin, of Oswego.

p.4 Captured Illegal Fishers - Collingwood, May 26th - The steamer Northern Belle, which has arrived, brings news of the capture of two fishing boats and twenty-two trap nets by the government steamer Cruiser for illegal fishing at the Bustards. The trap nets were burned. An attempt was made to capture the fishermen with some success. One man who jumped in the water to escape was fired at, but gave himself up and was taken to French River, and there tried and fined $40. One of the captured fishermen named Noisly turned Queen's evidence. Further particulars are not known here, but serious trouble is expected.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 May 1894