The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Sep 1894

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The steamyacht Rex, owned by New York parties, arrived at this port this afternoon. The Rex is 62 feet long with a 7 1/2 ft. beam and has a record of thirty one miles an hour.

The Calvin Off - The str. D.D. Calvin, ashore at Long Point, was released by the steamers H.A. Calvin and Armenia early this morning. When the Calvin went ashore she released her barges and they sailed on down the lake without injury. The Calvin also escaped damage.

This morning Mr. Calvin had Capt. Booth take the str. Chieftain and start off for the wreck but the Chieftain met the other boats coming down. The Calvin came down with her own steam. The barges were towed by the other steamers.

Appointed By The Department - Harbor Inspector McCammon stated, this morning, that he was appointed to superintend the buoy service in the harbor by an official of the marine department, Ottawa. There was nothing said about salary, but after letting it run a couple of years he thought some remuneration was due him from the government and consequently sent in a bill for $50. Mr. McCammon does not think the city should pay him for the extra work and does not expect anything unless it comes from the government.

Incidents of the Day - The dredging at Kingston Mills has been completed.



The schr. Annie Falconer is in with coal from Oswego and the schr. S.H. Dunn is at Garden Island with timber from Toledo.

The str. Alexandria, from Montreal, called at Gunn's wharf last night. Her route for the balance of the season will be from Brighton to Montreal.

The str. Bannockburn and barges with 160,000 bushels of grain arrived here at ten o'clock last night. She will be unloaded and be off again tonight.

James McGillivray, engineer of the str. Merritt, is in the city for a couple of days. He says the Merritt did a satisfactory business this season.

The schr. Queen of the Lakes got in from Brockville this morning. She went down with a cargo of coal from Oswego and has a charter for another load to the same place.

The str. Bannockburn experienced bad weather on her last trip. On Lake Superior there was little else but fog. At some times the crew could not see the length of her.

The str. Armenia and a barge went up to the assistance of the str. Calvin, aground at Long Point, about fifty miles from Kingston. It is not expected that the steamer is on very hard. Fog was the cause of her mishap.

Richardson & Sons will charter the str. Calvin and barges for a load of wheat, 140,000 bushels, from Fort William. This firm is doing an extensive business this year. They have handled a pile of stuff and are going heavy into the export business.

Richardson & Sons think the str. Enterprise's cargo will be a total loss. The cargo was insured for $17,880, which covers the valuation. The hull is insured with the C.A. McDonald Co., insurance brokers, of Chicago. It is expected the vessel will be gotten off.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Sep 1894