The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Aug 1894

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p.1 General Paragraphs - Str. Cuba, from Hamilton to Montreal, called at Gunn's dock this morning, and was loaded with 600 bags of flour inside of fifty minutes.


Passed Port Dalhousie up: str. Hall, Kingston to Cleveland, light.

The str. Bannockburn left West Superior for Kingston Monday night.

The steamyacht Alert, sunk at Round Island wharf, will be raised by the aid of a couple of scows.

The tug Cummings arrived from Oswego this morning with three barges of coal for Ottawa.

Arrivals: str. Corsican, Toronto; str. Algerian, Montreal; str. Bon Voyage, Charlotte; str. James Swift, Ottawa.

The str. Glengarry and tow will be here on Friday night or Saturday morning with 125,000 bushels of grain.

Passed Port Colborne up: str. Nipigon and barges, Ogdensburg to Houghton; str. Hall, Kingston to Cleveland, light.

Passed Port Colborne, down: Gov. Smith, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo; A. & C. Timin, Buffalo excursion.

Passed Port Colborne, down: str. Pueblo, Chicago to Ogdensburg, corn; schr. J.S. Richards, Detroit to Ogdensburg, wheat.

Richelieu's Finances - executive meeting of R. & O. N. Co. - need tug to help Quebec and Montreal steamers turn; receipts are up from last year.

p.2 Drowned In Lake Huron - Port Huron, Mich., Aug. 1st - Edward Grant, of Wiarton, Ont., a sailor on the schr. Aurora, was drowned off that boat, Monday, in Lake Huron. He went out on the main boom to get a pennant that had become entangled, and lost his hold. All possible efforts were made to rescue him, but with no success. The unfortunate sailor was twenty-five years of age and single.

The Recent Steamboat Collision - A correspondent writing about the collision between the steam yacht Alert and steamer Islander says: There was a bad miscalculation somewhere, for the Islander struck the smaller craft almost amidships. At the same time the bow of the Alert struck the dock and the little steamer was whirled around like a top and crushed in like an eggshell, with her bow pointing directly up the river, almost opposite the direction in which she had been going. She sank about twenty five feet from shore. The water there has a depth of about a dozen feet and the top of the smoke stack remained sticking out of the water a few inches. As to the responsibility for the accident opinions are divided. The passengers on each boat believe that their own boat was in the right, and as far as the correspondent has been able to talk with them, none of them attach blame to the master of the boat in which they were riding.

An Old Time Mariner - Capt. Charles Crowley, now in Chicago, of the propeller Charles McVea, westward bound with a party of pilgrims from St. Anne de Beaupre, is a Kingstonian and has been captain of vessels since he was eighteen years of age. There is not another captain in Canada or the United States who can cover the same waters the old veteran mariner can. He can take a boat from Chicago to the sea. He can pilot the Richelieu and St. John's river and Lake Champlain to Burlington, Vt., or Whitehall, N.Y., or from Montreal to Ottawa by Grand River and from Ottawa to Kingston by Rideau canal. During the time he has been master of boats he never had any serious mishaps. The owners of the propellor McVea can congratulate themselves upon having such a competent man with the pilgrims. There are seventy-five on board, all well. His friends wish him bon voyage on his downward trip.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Aug 1894