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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Jun 1894

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The work of deepening the shoal was commenced today. Three of the employees who worked on the shoal since the commencement of it were replaced by new men.


The schr. Julia has arrived from Oswego with a cargo of coal.

The barge Hiawatha is in from Montreal with Scotch coal for Swift & Co.

The schr. Fabiola was not long going over to Oswego and returning with coal for Crawford.

Passed Port Colborne, down: Clinton, barges Lisgar, Grimsby, Toledo to Garden Island, timber.

Capt. Donnelly has been ordered to Montreal to inspect boats at that port. He will be absent a week.

The str. Cuba from Montreal, str. Acadia from Hamilton for Montreal called at Gunn's yesterday.

The str. Arabian arrived this morning, lightened 23,000 bushels of wheat and proceeded to Montreal.

The str. Bannockburn will get away today for Lake Superior. She will tow the schrs. Selkirk and Winnipeg.

Arrivals at Garden Island, June 18th: str. D.D. Calvin, schrs. Ceylon, Norway, barge Augustus, Lake Superior, timber.

The str. James Swift took an excursion down the river yesterday to see the str. Ocean's wreck. She had a good number of passengers.

Clearances: tug Thomson, Montreal, four loaded barges; tug Walker, Montreal, three barges of coal; schr. Delaware, Oswego.

The str. Spartan starts on her first trip today. Mr. Hepburn is steward this year. He is one of the most popular officers on the line.

This afternoon the schrs. Murton and Grantham will leave for the wreck of the str. Ocean. The schooners will be used in raising the Ocean and in bringing her into port.

The steamer Richelieu is on the route between Cornwall and Fort Covington to connect the Adirondack railway with the Grand Trunk railway and Richelieu & Ontario navigation company's boats.

Arrivals: str. Bannockburn, Duluth, 60,000 bush. wheat; tugs Bronson and Hall, Montreal, eight light barges; str. Arabian, Lake Superior, wheat; str. Magnet, Montreal; str. North King, Charlotte; str. James Swift, Ottawa; str. D.D. Calvin and consorts, Marquette, timber; schr. Fabiola, coal.

Capt. Daly wishes to correct the statement made in the issue of the 13th, "that the officers of the steambarge Nile were profaning the Sabbath by towing barges around Ottawa on Sunday, the 10th inst." She did not tow any barges around Ottawa on Sunday. She left Hawkesbury on Saturday evening, and landed in Ottawa, Sunday, with her barges.

The Machinery Broke Down - The str. Alexandria met with an accident going up the bay on Saturday. Something went wrong with her machinery and she was obliged to run into Picton for repairs. She did not get out till this morning.

Incidents of the Day - The tug Hall and three barges arrived on Sunday from Montreal.


Verdict On The River Collision.

Ogdensburg, June 16th - The adjourned coroner's inquest over the body of Champagne, the deck hand who was drowned by the collision of the propellor Ocean and barge Kent last week, was in session all day yesterday and listened to the same conflicting testimony that was given at the first hearing last Saturday. The jury rendered the following verdict:

"That Champagne's death was caused by an unavoidable collision between the steamer Ocean and barge Kent, due to the currents and narrowness of the channel near the Three Sister's lighthouse."

The body of Thorne, the other deck hand, was discovered by the divers at work on the Ocean yesterday afternoon. The remains will be sent to Montreal and no inquest will be held.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Jun 1894