The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Aug 1894

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The schr. Ella Murton has arrived from Oswego with a cargo of coal for R. Walsh.

U.S. Michigan Aground.

Amherstburg, Aug. 3rd - The U.S. str. Michigan, which has been engaged here for a few months past surveying the deepening of the channel in Lake Erie and the river, while taking soundings last evening ran aground near Bar Point. It was thought she would work herself off in a short time, but the wind stiffened up, and it is now blowing a gale from the north-east and the water is gone down. The tug Home Rule went to her this morning with a lighter. They will remove her guns and coal. News has just reached here that the vessel is in bad shape, being on the rock about eighteen inches amidships. Later - the vessel was towed off.

Greyhound of River and Lakes.

B.W. Folger, jr., assistant manager of the St. Lawrence river steamboat company, stated this morning that the str. Empire State would have no difficulty whatever in walking away from any steamer belonging to the Richelieu line between Toronto and Montreal. The speed of the State and Spartan could not be tested yesterday when the State had 600 people on board and the Spartan light. The State has beaten the str. Spartan, the fastest of the Richelieu river boats.


The schr. Annie Falconer's cargo is for the penitentiary.

The tug Thompson (sic - Thomson) has arrived from Montreal with four light barges.

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

The schr. B.W. Folger got here this morning from Oswego. Her cargo is for Swift & Co.

The schr. Annie Falconer made a fast run to Oswego and return. She left Swift's wharf, Wednesday night, at nine o'clock and arrived back at four o'clock this morning. She got quick despatch at Oswego.

The wreck of the str. Alert has been raised from the bottom of the river off Round Island dock, and has been taken to Clayton, where it now lies. Most of the machinery can be used again, but it is a question whether or not the craft will be rebuilt.

The officials of the str. Spartan claim to have beaten the str. Empire State yesterday afternoon. The State was just calling at Alexandria Bay as the Spartan was leaving. The Spartan had to call at Clayton and when she got out of there the State was only a few minutes behind her. The captain of the Spartan claims that he beat the State at least six minutes from Clayton to Kingston.

Passed Port Colborne down: strs. Langdon, Chicago to Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; Glengarry, Kildonan, Minnedosa, Fort William to Kingston, wheat; schr. Gen. Franz Seigel, Cleveland to Hamilton, coal. Passed up: str. Denver, Oswego to Chicago, coal; St. Magnus, Montreal to Duluth, general cargo; Chas. McVea, Montreal to Chicago, passengers; schr. S.H. Dunn, Kingston to Toledo, light; A. & C. Tymon, Buffalo, excursion.

Passed Port Dalhousie up: schr. S.H. Dunn, Kingston to Toledo, light; str. Saginaw Valley, Oswego to West Superior, coal; str. Chas. McVea, Montreal to Chicago, passengers; str. Wm. Booth, Hamilton to St. Catharines, light. Passed down - str. Josephine, Duluth to Ogdensburg, general cargo; barge T.L. Parker, Duluth to Kingston, wheat; str. Erin, Chicago to Kingston, wheat; str. Lora, Detroit to Ogdensburg, passengers; str. J.R. Langdon, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Aug 1894