The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Sep 1894

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p.4 Pith of the News - Capt. C.H. Henderson, Mate Walker, a sailor named Keider, Annie the cook and two unknown sailors, were drowned from the schooner William Horne, which sank in the gale of Tuesday night, near Manistee, Michigan.


The str. St. Magnus arrived in from Montreal this morning. She is on her way up the lakes.

The str. Spartan arrived down from Toronto this morning and will go into winter quarters here.

The str. Nichol came over from Oswego, light, today. She will take another load of lumber over.

The str. Acadia had an accident to her machinery and is now being towed to Kingston to go into dry dock.

The owners of small vessels say that owing to there being so many large vessels afloat the small boats cannot get enough work during half of the season.

This evening or tomorrow morning the tug Reginald, with the barges Valencia and Augustus, will clear for Fort William to load grain for Kingston.

A man who has been an extensive traveller and has had some experience in marine matters, says the Kingston dry-dock, according to size, is the best in America.

The str. Passport will come up in the str. Magnet's place today. It is altogether likely that the Passport will continue on this route until the Magnet is ready again.

The prop. Orion will leave the government dry-dock today. She has been completely overhauled and had many improvements made to her. The Cibola will next enter the dock.

The Magnet's Position.

Cornwall, Sept. 28th - The steamer Magnet, in the Long Sault rapids, is in the same position. The passengers were landed this afternoon. Preparations were made last evening for the steamer Grenada to proceed to the disabled steamer and lighten her. The current being so strong and the water very low the Grenada was compelled to go up the Cornwall canal and down the south "Soo" in order to reach the Magnet. Mr. Gildersleeve expects to have her off soon. Her cargo, a general one, is considerably damaged by water.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Sep 1894