The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Jun 1894

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The tug Active took six barges to Montreal yesterday.

Arrivals: schr. Julia, Oswego, coal; schr. B.W. Folger, Oswego, coal.

There is considerable grain in the Welland canal for Kingston. The break in the Port Dalhousie lock will cost $3,000.

The str. Armenia has been unable to get off for Toledo on account of the break in the Port Dalhousie lock. She will lay here till it is remedied.

Clearances at Garden Island today: barge Valencia, Duluth, light; str. Armenia, Duluth, light; schr. Emerald, Fairhaven, light; str. Clinton, Oswego, light; barges Grimsby and Lisgar, light; str. Chieftain, Montreal, barges.

The Magnet Mishap.

[Montreal Gazette]

The vessel when she struck keeled over considerably, indeed, must have shipped water aft, but she righted again and lies now perfectly level. It is generally supposed that there is no hole in her bottom, but that some of the plates have struck. She is now drawing about six and a half feet and the pumps are in use, it having been taken into consideration that the Magnet draws very little water at any time in comparison to her height. It was the general consensus of opinion among the passengers that the accident was due to the steering apparatus, and not to any fault of Pilot Geo. Batten, who took the Corsican down last year, and who has always been supposed to be one of the best pilots on the river.

Among the passengers on board were the captain and crew of the steamer Corsican, who were coming down to join their boat here.

Mr. Gildersleeve, manager of the Richelieu Navigation Co., says he expects to get the steamer Magnet off the rock in the Cedar Rapids by the aid of a tug this evening. She is only one quarter on the bottom, and is making no water. She is aground exactly in the same place where the Corinthian stranded about seven years ago. There is another shoal right ahead of where the Magnet is lying, but Mr. Gildersleeve thinks there is room to swing clear of it.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Jun 1894