The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Oct 1894

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p.2 Wolfe Island, Oct. 17th - ...The scow Volunteer, owned by J. Ruttan, Battersea, discharged a load of wood at the Rathbun dock last week.....While the str. Maud was manoeuvering to get into the dock here on Sunday, she ran aground and it took over an hour to work her off.



The str. Nichol arrived in this morning from the Bay of Quinte with rye and peas for Richardson & Sons.

Capt. Pierce's sailing yacht Wild Flower has been pulled out on the ways at Portsmouth next to the str. St. Lawrence.

The str. Magnet was about five hours late on her trip down from Hamilton last night. She was delayed on account of rough weather.

The schr. Annandale has not been able to get away from Deseronto yet. She is lying at Crawford's dock loaded with screenings.

Arrangements have been made to carry 2,000 Knights of Templars, next August from Kingston to Montreal via the mail line. Special steamers will do the service.

Capt. W. Lamb, the pilot who took Gen. Booth's yacht up the bay, stated this morning that the report was exaggerated about the yacht being stuck on a shoal enroute for Picton for such a long time. He was not on the bottom for more than ten minutes.

The Folger Co. has decided to lengthen the str. Maud this winter. She will be cut in two near the bow and quite an addition will be made. The steamer is not too blunt at the bow. The change will give more room and it is expected will also increase her speed.

Capt. Saunders agrees with Capt. Shaw that it would have been much better for some vessels if they had not set their sails at all this season. The others would also have been able to get respectable freights so as to make a few dollars. The captain thinks the prospects for the fall trade are indeed gloomy.

Sailors And Captains - Milwaukee, Oct. 18th - It is becoming a fad among sailors to secure the arrest of their captain when they reach this port or else there is a sudden epidemic of ferocity among the lake captains. There has been three arrests here of captains accused of assaulting sailors while at sea, and last night there was another. John La Trambois, captain of the steamer Skinner, is the defendant, and Charles E. Sullivan, a common sailor, the accuser. Sullivan claims that the captain became incensed at him while on the lake and struck him on the neck with a red-hot poker. The captains claim that there is a growing spirit of insubordination among these men, and that unless the captains can enforce strict obedience while under way they cannot be responsible for the lives of passengers and crew. They declare that a refusal to obey orders promptly is mutiny, and that a captain is justified in using an axe a club or whatever may be handy. Some fine points of federal marine law are involved.

Weekly British Whig, Oct. 18, 1894

p.8 Canadian Wheat In Buffalo - Buffalo, Oct. 17th - There is a big consignment of Canadian wheat here again. The propellers Olympia, Gilchrist, Stone, Craig and Algonquin all came from Port Arthur, and their cargoes foot up 350,841 bushels. This is the largest amount received from a foreign port in one day for a long time.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Oct 1894