The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Jul 1894

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p.1 The Pullman Palace - Howard S. Folger denies that the Folgers have a controlling interest in the Alexandria Bay steamboat company; they have a little stock but will sell it to anybody who wants it; the rebuilt Island Wanderer will be renamed the Island Belle.

p.2 A Close Call - young boy was using pail on line to bring up water to deck of moving steamer Varuna, got pulled in, rescued by passenger. [Deseronto Tribune]

p.4 The Accident In The Tay Canal - Ottawa, July 21st - The accident to the Rideau Belle in the Tay canal is even worse than was at first supposed. A letter from the Ottawa Forwarding Company's agent says that the Belle is lying in eleven feet of water, with two feet of the lock gate sticking into her bow and one set of the gates completely paralyzed. It will take at least a week before traffic on that branch can be resumed.


The schr. B.W. Folger will load lumber for Oswego.

The str. Norwalk cleared at noon, today, for the upper lakes.

G. Gillies' steam yacht Gilphie has been sold to a Toronto man.

The str. Orion is in at Collins Bay with timber from Marquette.

The schr. Ella Murton will clear for Charlotte to load for Swift & Co.

The tug Walker, with five barges of grain, left for Montreal today.

The tug Jessie Hall, with four barges, light, arrived from Montreal today.

The sloop Sovereign cleared for Deseronto, light, to load wood for Kingston.

The steambarge Nile and barge Isis arrived from Montreal with coal for the K. & P.

The tug Walker and four barges will clear for Oswego on Sunday to load coal for Montreal.

The schr. Fleetwing expects to get across on Monday. She will go to either Charlotte or Oswego.

The str. Bannockburn left for Fort William at noon today. She will tow the Selkirk and Winnipeg.

The str. Escanaba was unloaded and cleared for Oswego at seven o'clock this morning to load for up the lake.

The str. Corsican, Toronto; str. Passport, Montreal, and str. Bon Voyage, Charlotte, arrived at Swift's dock.

A satisfactory settlement has been arrived at between the owners of the str. Ocean and the insurance companies.

The strs. Norwalk and Escanaba arrived from Chicago yesterday at the M.T. Co.'s dock with 100,000 bushels wheat.

There are many applicants for the position of superintendent of the Rideau canal. Four lockmasters are looking for the job.

The str. Antelope is in the city having a new crank pin adjusted. She broke down while out with an Ottawa party on board bound for Brockville.

The schr. Fleetwing which arrived from Oswego with a cargo of coal on Wednesday, occupied forty-eight hours on the trip. The wind was light.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Jul 1894