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

Full Text



The schr. Fabiola arrived yesterday from Oswego with coal screenings.

The schr. Acacia has been chartered to load coal at Charlotte for Kingston.

The tug Ferris reached here last evening with two barges laden with coal for Ottawa.

The schr. S.J. Collier (sic - S. & J. Collier ?) reached here from Brockville light. She will go in the dry-dock for repairs.

Called at Gunn's wharf: str. Ocean, Hamilton to Montreal; str. Cuba, Montreal to St. Catharines.

The prop. Glengarry and Minnedosa left for Fort William, light. They reached the Welland canal yesterday.

By the collision with the rock in the Sault rapids recently the steamer Magnet had ten feet of her keel carried away.

At Ogdensburg on Thursday 2,600 bushels of damaged wheat from the schr. Mystic Star was sold to J.E. Lum for 19 1/2 cents a bushel.

Gilbert Johnston, chief engineer of the Richelieu & Ontario Navigation company arrived in the city yesterday and will inspect the machinery of the strs. Columbian, Spartan and Passport.

The tug Walker arrived yesterday with four barges light from Montreal. She cleared with four barges laden with grain for Montreal. They were transferred to the tug Bronson at Brockville, and the Walker came back to the city.

The steamer Magnet, after being thoroughly repaired, arrived at midnight last evening and was loaded with 200 barrels of sugar, brought up yesterday morning by the str. Passport. The Magnet cleared for Hamilton and other western cities.

Yesterday was a pleasant calm day and many enjoyed walking and riding about. At midnight the wind began to blow from the west, and increased in force until this morning it blew, in sailor's phraseology "a living gale." The schooner Two Brothers left Oswego last evening for Kingston heavily laden with coal for Mr. Sowards. She had a lively time getting into port. She arrived about 9:30 o'clock this morning and her rigging showed unmistakeably the results of the gale. The jaws of her gaff topsail and a boom were carried away. She is in charge of Capt. Sherwood, who has only one assistant and he a boy. The harbor was churned into foam and the waves rolled high and dashed over the wharves. It was the strongest gale this fall.

Media Type:
Item Type:
Date of Publication:
8 Oct 1894
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
Creative Commons licence:
pd [more details]
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Oct 1894