The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Aug 1894

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p.1 Incidents of the Day - A bargeman on the Virginia, at Portsmouth, fell overboard, on Sunday, and was underwater eight minutes when rescued. He was thought to be lifeless but under the work of Dr. Darragh and bargeman the Frenchman was resuscitated and is all right.

The steam barge Scotia lying at Owen Sound has been sold to H.A. Calvin who will remove her machinery and place it in a new vessel he is building at Garden Island. It is understood the consideration was $3,500.



Michael Dolan is purser on the str. Algerian.

The schr. Eccles has arrived from Cobourg with 65,000 (sic) bushels of peas.

The strs. North King, Bon Voyage and James Swift had good crowds down the river yesterday.

Next season the str. Bon Voyage will go no further east than Alexandria Bay on the regular trips from Rochester.

The str. Algerian passed up yesterday with a large number of passengers. Business on the R. & O. N. Co.'s boats is improving.

Called at Gunn's dock: str. Cuba, Montreal to Hamilton; str. Melbourne, Toledo to Montreal; str. Armenia, Montreal to Deseronto.

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

The str. Bannockburn arrived at the Soo canal on Saturday. Capt. McMaugh telegraphs delay on account of bad weather. The steamer will reach Kingston on Wednesday.

The str. Glengarry arrived at the M.T. Co.'s dock, Saturday evening, at five o'clock. She was towing the schrs. Minnedosa and Kildonan, and in all had 125,000 bushels of grain.

The shovellers were at once set to work, took their suppers with them, and before breakfast the next morning the steamer was off again with her tow bound for Fort William.

The str. Rideau Belle has left Davis' dry-dock, after receiving repairs occasioned by her collision with a lock in the Tay canal. While in the dock the steamer has had the stairs leading to the cabin run over the engine room, thus securing four more rooms in the stern. New frames are also being put in. The Belle will leave on her trip tomorrow evening.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Aug 1894