The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Jul 1894

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July 31, 1894



Richardson & Sons shipped 22 tons of barley to Quebec yesterday.

Arrivals: str. Spartan, Toronto; str. Passport, Montreal; str. St. Magnus, Montreal.

The schr. S.H. Dunn arrived at Garden Island from Toledo this afternoon with timber.

The schr. Queen of the Lakes is expected over from Oswego today with coal for the asylum.

Arrivals at Gunn's wharf: prop. St. Magnus, Montreal, from Duluth; str. Alexandria, Charlotte to Montreal.

The report that the steamers of the Merchant's line would in future call at Swift's wharf instead of Gunn's is denied. They make regular calls at the latter dock.

The schr. Dunn did not encounter a strong breeze on her trip to Toledo until reaching Nine Mile Point on the return route. Despite the calm weather, the vessel got quick despatch and made a good trip.

Arrivals, Garden Island: schr. S.H. Dunn, Toledo, timber; str. Armenia and barge Valencia, Oswego, coal. Departures: str. Armenia and barge, Quebec, coal; str. Reginald, Ogdensburg; barge Raymond.

Port Colborne, down: schr. Ispheming, Loraine to Toronto, coal; str. Chas. Hebard and barges, Pequaming to Ogdensburg, lumber; Pueblo, Chicago to Ogdensburg, corn; schr. J.S. Richards, Detroit to Ogdensburg, wheat.

Up: P.J. Ralph, Kingston to Erie; Averill, Ogdensburg to Chicago, general cargo; W.J. Suffel, Toronto to Buffalo, light; barge Galatea (Galeta ?), Oswego to West Superior, coal; M. & C. Tymon, Buffalo excursion.

Capt. Dix was in the Welland canal when the str. Ralph ran into the schr. Selkirk on Sunday. The vessel is pretty badly damaged; probably $500 will not cover it. The steamer was entirely to blame. The schooner was on her right side, and the propeller losing her headway crashed into her.

Port Dalhousie, passed up: str. W. Javerell (sic - W.J. Averill ?), Ogdensburg to Chicago, general cargo; str. Nipigon, Ogdensburg to Laquse, light; barge Melbourne, Ogdensburg to Marquette, light; schr. W.J. Suffel, Toronto to Buffalo, light; str. St. Lawrence, Hamilton to Cleveland, light; schr. Galeta ?, Oswego to West Superior, coal.

Capt. John Donnelly, sr., was down to the steamyacht Alert, sunk at Round Island dock, yesterday, and had a look at her with the intention of raising her. He leaves today with the company's wrecking apparatus to raise her. The yacht is on the bottom, with nothing but her smokestack to be seen. She may be pretty badly damaged.

It was necessary to tack canvas pretty nearly all the way round the str. Rideau Belle's hull to get her to Kingston. She will be out of the dry-dock in at least three days' time. A newspaper reported that the passengers had a narrow escape in leaving the steamer at the time of the accident, but Mr. Fleming, one of the owners, informs us that there was only one passenger, a commercial traveller on board, and he ran no risk at all.

Passed down - str. H.R. James, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo; str. C. Hebard, Pequaming to Ogdensburg, lumber; barge A.M. Peterson, Pequaming to Ogdensburg, lumber; barge Anna Bell Wilson, Pequaming to Ogdensburg, lumber; schr. E.R. Williams, Cleveland to Hamilton, coal; schr. Ispheming, Toronto, coal; schr. Dunn, Toledo to Kingston, lumber.

Steam Yacht Bertha - Steam yacht Bertha for charter by the week, day or hour, foot of Clarence street. Apply to L. Francis, Master, on board or Jas. Swift & Co.

p.2 The Sea Serpent Again - seen at Chippewa Bay; might be another seal from gulf.

p.4 The Tug Louise Released - Amherstburg, July 31st - released by order of customs authorities in Ottawa.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Jul 1894