The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Jul 1894

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p.1 The Richelieu Damaged - Cornwall, July 18th - The str. Richelieu, plying between Cornwall and Fort Covington, with the Northern Adirondack railway, struck a sunken log in the Salmon river on her second trip of yesterday and stove a hole in her bow. She was immediately beached by Capt. Anderson, and the passengers, numbering fifteen, were transferred to the str. Princess Louise and brought to Cornwall. After the leak is stopped the steamer will come to Cornwall and be placed in dry-dock for repairs.

Drowned At Port Dover - Port Dover, July 18th - As the str. City of Owen Sound, with lighthouse supplies, left the Port Dover dock yesterday, Albert Walker, of Port Colborne, aged seventeen, one of the crew, was drowned. In jumping from the dock to the vessel, after letting go the line, he fell into the lake and, striking his head on the side of the boat, was stunned and could not give an alarm. Before he was missed he was drowned, and his body was not recovered for an hour. It was sent home by the government cruiser Dolphin. He had been in the employ of the boat for the past two seasons.

Coal To Quebec - Ogdensburg, July 18th - The first cargo of coal ever shipped to Quebec by way of the St. Lawrence river is on the barge Augusta from Oswego. It is believed that this opens the way for a great enterprise, and that the coal trade of the province of Quebec will be diverted to the lake. Hitherto coal for that part of the country has been shipped in vessels from Philadelphia, and from Nova Scotia.


The schr. Queen of the Lakes will go to Oswego to load coal for Kingston.

The strs. New Orleans and Escanaba are both bound down from Chicago with grain for the M.T. Co.

Capt. Maudsley, of the str. Glengarry, says the thermometer was about 50 degrees on Lake Superior and about 100 degrees at Duluth.

Str. Spartan, Toronto; str. Algerian, Montreal; str. Bon Voyage, Charlotte; str. James Swift, Ottawa, arrived at Swift's dock.

The tug Walker arrived with ten light barges from Montreal this morning. She will clear tonight with six loaded barges.

Boat owners who purchased the Scotch soft coal at Montreal during the strike, find that it does not last half as long as the Pittsburgh coal.

Mr. Adams, recently appointed chairman of the board of steamboat inspectors at Ottawa, will have to make his headquarters there.

The str. Glengarry with consorts Minnedosa and Kildonan arrived at the M.T. Co.'s dock early this morning with 125,000 bushels of wheat. They came from Duluth.

The str. Bannockburn will get away for Lake Superior tomorrow. The Bannockburn has been delayed here a couple of weeks on account of a break in her machinery.

Capt. T. Donnelly returned from his western trip of inspection yesterday. He took in the Soo and French and Spanish river districts. The inspection was a satisfactory one.

For over a week candidates for the position of inspector of boilers at this port have been examined. Up to the present none of the candidates have been able to pass in the subjects prescribed.

The acting assistant inspector of foreign steam vessels sent to Buffalo from Washington, gave the str. Columbian a very high rating. He says she is the best equipped and finest steamer he has inspected in a number of years.

Last Sunday evening while a steamer from Charlotte was waiting for coal, the spectators were compelled to witness gamblers playing cards for money on the boat. This is a violation of the Canadian marine law, and should not be permitted on any steamer while in port.

Howard S. Folger offers $100 reward for information leading to the conviction of the party who circulated a rumor in Brockville, on Monday night, that the Empire State had collided with another craft and many were drowned. The rumor created great alarm in Brockville.

The str. Little Mac, Alexandria Bay, caught fire from an overturned lamp in the cabin. The flames burst out the side of the cabin. The fire was subdued after completely ruining the cabin. The loss is estimated at about $150. The Little Mac is owned by the syndicate of which B.B. Taggart, of Watertown, is president.

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