The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Aug 1894

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p.1 Incidents of the Day - F.W. Martin, naval architect for the Racine boat company, Michigan, is working on plans for a larger boat than has been built since he entered the employ of the company. Mr. Martin was born here.

Daily British Whig, Aug. 9, 1894



The schr. Delaware has left for Oswego to load coal for R. Crawford.

The str. Arabian lightened flour at this port and proceeded to Montreal.

Arrivals: str. Spartan, Toronto; str. Passport, Montreal; str. Rideau Belle, Perth.

The str. Bannockburn and tow from Duluth to Kingston, passed Port Colborne.

The schr. B.W. Folger is in from Oswego with a cargo of coal for James Swift & Co.

The str. Bannockburn will arrive in tonight from Fort William with two vessels in tow.

The steambarge Collier is in from Starlington with 8,400 bushels of peas for the M.T. Co.

George Bennett, the injured purser of the recently sunken str. Alert, is rapidly regaining his former health at his Clayton home.

The Algerian Meets With A Bad Mishap.

Montreal, Aug. 9th - While the Richelieu and Ontario steamer Algerian, Capt. Dunlop, was passing through the Long Sault Rapids yesterday afternoon on her way down from Toronto, one of the paddle wheels was smashed in and the crashing timbers smashed a large hole in the steamer's side. The water poured into the vessel, flooding the dining room and baggge room. There were several hundred passengers on board at the time and an exciting time ensued. Many of the passengers believing that the vessel had been wrecked, Capt. Dunlop and his men managed to restore confidence and succeeded in bringing the steamer down to Cornwall where the steamer Rocket was chartered and conveyed some of the passengers to Montreal. Many passengers took Toronto express at Cornwall, having had quite enough of the river for one day. The passengers all arrived safely here last night none the worse for their thrilling experience. The damage to the Algerian is considerable.

Toronto Ferry Boats Collide.

Toronto, Aug. 9th - The Shamrock ferry boat, returning from the Island last night with about 409 passengers on board, collided at Yonge street wharf with the Thistle, another ferry, on her way out. After the boats struck a panic ensued among the passengers, one of whom jumped overboard in the excitement. He was rescued. Fortunately no casualties occurred, as the boat's crew succeeded in calming the passengers. The Thistle was badly damaged, while the injuries to the Shamrock were slight.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Aug 1894