The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Jun 1894

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p.1 The Searchlight Exposure - On the Hero's excursion return trip, last night, down the bay much pleasure was afforded the passengers by the excellent searchlight on board. The light is a fine one, powerful and effective. When Macdonald Park was passed much merriment arose from the sudden exhibition of various modes of love making indulged in by those sitting on the benches near the shore. The Hero is an ideal excursion boat, fast and steady and with just the right proportion of open deck and cabin. She is as neat as a new pin and her officers are most courteous and obliging.


The str. Bannockburn will arrive today from Duluth with a cargo of wheat.

The steambarge Alberta arrived today from the prop. Ocean with her cargo of merchandise.

The barge and derrick to be used in deepening the harbor was towed to the locomotive works today.

Passed Port Colborne down: strs. Bannockburn, Duluth to Kingston, wheat; D.D. Calvin, barges Ceylon, Augusta, Norway, Marquette to Garden Island, timber.

The manager of the M.T. Co. states that the report that he was to furnish the penitentiary with coal is not true. The Walker brought over 2,500 tons of coal from Oswego last night, but it was for Montreal.

It is stated that the cost to be put in against the schr. Ella Murton will be heavier than Capt. Saunders anticipated. The M.T. Co. is talking of putting in a bill for salvage. One of the company's tugs was called on to pull the vessel away from the bridge.

The enquiry into the death of M. Champagne, who was either killed or drowned on the prop. Ocean during the collision, was finished last Friday at Ogdensburg, and after due deliberation the jury returned a verdict to the effect that the death was not due to carelessness on the part of officers on the boats in the collision.

The captain of the steamer Ketchum, the vessel reported to have a case of small-pox on board, made an explanation of the matter before he left port. While in Chicago a health officer visited his boat and vaccinated the sailors in his (the captain's) absence. When the captain returned the health officer abused him and said he must be vaccinated. The captain resented the language of the officer and ordered him off the boat. The officer left and the captain got another health officer to inspect the boat and vaccinate him. From this officer the captain received a certificate of health and cleared for Kingston. In order to get even with the captain health officer No. 1 telegraphed here to look out for the Ketchum. The result of the message was that members of Portsmouth board of health inspected the boat with a constable, and the expense, $2.50, had to be paid by the captain in the face of the fact that he had a bill of health.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Jun 1894