The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Oct 1894

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p.1 Portsmouth Council - ....A communication from the agent of the K. & M. F. Co. was read regarding exemption, denying any agreement between them and the corporation....


The sloop Laura D. cleared for Bay of Quinte ports today with seed grain.

This evening the schr. B.W. Folger will leave for Oswego to load for Swift & Co.

The sloop Madcap, from Marysville, discharged grain at Richardson's elevator today.

The steambarge Anglin arrived light from Belleville en route to Ottawa to load lumber for Pringle & Co.

The sloop Two Brothers cleared today for Deseronto with wheat. From there she will go to Oswego to load coal.

The sloop Irene came into port with a cargo of fruit, pears, plums and quinces. She came from Colborne and is owned and sailed by W. Matthews.

As an evidence that marine business is not what it ought to be there are four schooners in the harbor that have not earned much money this summer. They have been tied to the docks many weeks and do not see any prospects of trade brightening before the snow flies. The idle schooners are: the Ella Murton, Queen of the Lakes, Grantham and Falconer.

This morning the S.S. Rosedale arrived at the M.T. Co.'s dock from Fort William with 62,500 bushels of wheat. She cleared at noon for the same port. At one o'clock the prop. Arabian came in from Fort William, lightened 24,000 bushels of wheat and proceeded to Montreal. At four o'clock the S.S. Bannockburn with consorts Winnipeg and Selkirk, arrived from Fort William with 164,000 bushels. This week the M.T. Co. expects to handle 500,000 bushels of grain.

Capt. John Donnelly, sr., and John Donnelly, jr., arrived home from Montreal this morning after successfully relieving the str. Magnet and placing her on Cantin's dry-dock at Montreal. The R. & O. N. Co.'s steamer Cultivateur assisted in disposing of the freight. The leak was patched up and the vessel pumped out and all necessary repairs made temporarily. The steamer was gotten off on Sunday at one o'clock and was in Montreal at seven o'clock Monday morning. She is not badly damaged and will be out on her regular trip by Friday. Part of her forefoot and keel was broken. Capt. Batten did well to put the Magnet in the only available place when the accident occurred.

Proud of the Progress - (City Council) - communication from James Stewart, manager of K. & M. F. Co., acknowledging resolution passed by the council in reference to inducement for the company to remove its plant from Portsmouth to the city. The manager writes that the terms of the resolution will be given due consideration.



Cleveland, Sept. 27th - The bad luck that had followed the old schooner Colonel Ellsworth when she was the Augusta, and after her change of name, continued to the end. Yesterday morning a tug was started out from Amherstburg to get the old boat off the beach near Lorain. When twelve miles out on Lake Erie the tug broke down, and after drifting in the heavy southeast wind for some time, she was picked up by the steamer J.H. Wade, and towed back to the Detroit river. This bad turn ended the Colonel Ellsworth, for the wreck broke up today and is scattered along the beach. Nothing is left of the boat that sent the Lady Elgin to the bottom of Lake Michigan thirty-four years ago.

p.4 Thousand Island Park, Oct. 1st - ....The Islander is the only steamer making regular trips now. She is making two trips daily between Clayton and Alexandria Bay....

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Oct 1894