The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 May 1894

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p.1 Incidents of the Day - Arrivals at Garden Island for week ending May 29th - str. Reginald, barges, Montreal; barge Thrush, Montreal, coal for Calvin & Co.; schr. S.H. Dunn, Toledo, timber; schr. Acacia, Oswego, coal. Departures - schr. S.H. Dunn, Toledo, light.



The M.T. Co. has a couple of barges to go on Davis' dock for repairs.

The prop. Algonquin will clear for Fort William after unloading her cargo.

Clearances: prop. Escanaba, Cleveland; str. Norwalk, up the lake; tug Hall, Montreal, four barges.

The rate on corn to Chicago to Kingston is 2 5/8 cents per bushel. The str. John Duncan has chartered on that rate.

Passed Port Colborne downwards: str. Wilson, barge Manitowac; str. Topeka, Lentz, barge Celtic, Chicago to Kingston, all corn.

The dry-docks have nothing to do just now. This is an exceptionally dull season, although at this time it is generally slack in this line of business.

James McGillivray has been appointed engineer of the str. Merritt, which will carry excursion parties between Belleville and Bay of Quinte ports.

On Saturday evening the str. Spartan made her trial trip as far as Knapp's Point. The machinery, in charge of E. Taylor, worked very smoothly.

At Portsmouth, on Tuesday, the S.S. Sequin unloaded 40,000 bushels of wheat and cleared for Cleveland. At the same port the S.S. Rosedale discharged 58,111 bushels of wheat and left for the canal.

Arrivals: prop. Norwalk, Chicago, 55,000 bush. corn; str. Algonquin, Duluth, 35,000 bush. wheat; str. Wilhelm, with consorts Galatea and Nirvana, Duluth, 113,000 bush. wheat; tug Thompson, Montreal, two barges.

The prop. Escanaba, which ran on the rock at Port Austin, Mich., a couple of days ago, unloaded her cargo at the M.T. Co.'s dock and cleared for Cleveland. She will be put in the dry-dock there and her bottom will be examined.

About one o'clock this morning, the steamyacht Bertha, doing the duty of a harbor tug, took hold of the schr. Ella Murton to tow her up from Anglin's Bay. Quite a fresh breeze was blowing down the lake, but the schooner got through the swing all right. She had no sooner got safely on the other side, however, than a squall struck the vessel. Her sails were only about half up and the wind catching them before they could be loosened, the schooner was driven against the bridge. The Murton struck one of the piers with considerable force. A hole was knocked in her stern and other damage done. The bridge was also injured more or less. The vessel's life boat was completely demolished. The tug got off without injury. The damage to the vessel was not sufficient to delay her from continuing on her trip to Oswego, and after securing another life boat, Capt. Saunders started out. He cleared at nine o'clock.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 May 1894