The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Aug 1894

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The schr. Queen of the Lakes arrived today from Oswego. Under the guidance of a pilot she cleared for Brockville. She has 500 tons of coal on board for the new asylum. On bringing another similar cargo the contract will be finished.


The schr. Julia is in from Oswego with coal.

Joseph Hackett started unloading the schr. Annie Minnes today.

The schr. Ella Murton has arrived at Swift's dock from Charlotte with soft coal screenings.

The steambarge Nile and barge Isis with bunchwood from Deseronto are at Rathbun's dock.

The str. Glengarry with barges Kildonan and Minnedosa cleared Saturday night for up the lakes.

The tug Walker arrived up from Montreal with seven light barges and will return today with six loaded ones.

Called at Gunn's wharf, Sunday morning: str. Cuba, Montreal to Hamilton; str. Ocean, Hamilton to Montreal; str. Acadia, Toledo to Montreal.

Thomas McAuley and Robert Vanaskey did some fast sailing in Mr. McAuley's yacht yesterday. The yacht covered six miles in less than twenty minutes.

On Friday last, between Toronto and Prescott, an employee of the steamer Passport stole eight dollars from another employee named Cummings. The thief escaped at Prescott.

Arrivals: str. Magnet, Montreal; str. Varuna, Brighton; str. Merritt, Bay of Quinte; str. Passport, Toronto; str. Corsican, Montreal; str. Bon Voyage, Charlotte; str. North King, Charlotte.

The str. Bannockburn with barges Selkirk and Winnipeg arrived yesterday morning from Fort William with 185,000 bushels of wheat. The Bannockburn had a good trip this time and encountered very little rough weather. She will clear again today.

On Saturday morning while coming from Belleville with an excursion party for the Thousand Islands the steamer Varuna ran on a shoal near the Brothers Islands. Her passengers were transferred to the steamer Merritt, which was also going to the islands. The steamer Thistle went to her assistance and pulled on her for nearly three hours, but could not release her. The captain then proceeded to Portsmouth and telephoned the Calvin company for one of their tugs, and the Reginald was sent and pulled her off without difficulty.

p.4 Steamer Collingwood Aground - Mackinac Island, Mich., Aug. 27th - The Canadian steamer Collingwood, of the North Shore Navigation Co., en route from Collingwood to Mackinac Island, with a passenger list of 280, ran hard aground on Tin Shoals, off Bois Blanc Island during the dense smoke. Passenger steamboats were at once despatched to her, but were unable to land passengers owing to a telegram from the Grand Haven collector ordering the health officer to inspect for a clean bill of health. Special telegrams from the department at Washington were received allowing them to land American passengers en route to points in the States. The Canadian people protested strongly against quarantine being sprung on them here and will probably carry the matter to Washington.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Aug 1894