The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 31 Oct 1894

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The str. Rideau Belle arrived in from Westport this morning.

The schr. S.H. Dunn is at Port Colborne on her way to Kingston. She is light.

The schr. Loretta Rooney has gone to Picton to lay up. She had a fair season this year.

The prop. Bannockburn reported at the Soo last night. She is loaded with grain for Fort William (sic).

The schr. Butteroni has taken on a cargo of barley at Chicago for Kingston at two cents per bushel.

The prop. Erin cleared for up the lake today. Her cargo was transferred from barges to Richardson's elevator.

The schr. B.W. Folger is in from Oswego with a cargo of coal for J. Swift & Co. Capt. Bates says that considerable grain is being unloaded over there just now. Several large propellors are unloading cargoes there.

The wooden str. D.M. Wilson, coal laden, from Cleveland to Milwaukee, sprung a leak in Lake Huron and foundered on Saturday. The crew of the boat was rescued by the life-saving crew at Thunder Bay island. The Wilson lies in forty feet of water, two miles east of Thunder Bay island. The Wilson was rated at $28,000 and carried an insurance of $21,600. She was built in 1873.

The prop. Arabian arrived at the M.T. Co.'s dock last night. She comes from Fort William and has 40,000 bushels of wheat. She will lighten 27,000 bushels here and go to Montreal. The Arabian had a head wind down Lake Superior. She was forty-two hours crossing the lake. Capt. Patenaude is in charge of the Arabian this year. She will make another trip to Fort William this season. A big cargo of freight for Hamilton awaits her at Montreal.

The State Of The Vessel.

The steambarge Coaster, with the Calvin company's divers, Thomas Brien, Samuel Adsit and John Garand, returned about eight o'clock, last evening, from the vicinity of Oswego, where they had been examining the submerged hull of the schr. Hartford, 323 tons register. The vessel is in from fifty-two to fifty-five feet of water, about eighteen miles below Oswego and two miles out from the shore. No trouble was experienced in locating the wreck, as parts of her masts and rigging are floating and still fast in the vessel. Upon descending the divers noted that one anchor was gone, and the second one in such a position as conveys the idea that the lost sailors were in the act of trying to get it overboard when she foundered. The sails appear to be in ribbons, and the spars broken in short pieces and hanging to the vessel. The deck forward of the foremast is still intact, but from the foremast aft the deck is burst up and a good deal of it completely gone, supposedly caused by the swelling of the wheat, with which the vessel was laden. The cabin, too, is completely gone. No bodies were found. The lifting can be easily accomplished if the owners consider it worth while.

Will Raise The Boat - William Leslie left with the tug Petrel this afternoon for Oak Orchard, south shore of Lake Ontario, the scene of the wreck of the steamer Lewiston. Mr. Leslie will raise the steamer. The wreck is fifty miles this side of Niagara. Mr. Bell, of the Hudson Bay Co. living here recently, went up with Mr. Leslie.

p.4 District Dashes - The schr. Singapore has been loading barley at Big Island for Oswego. The price paid was 42 cents per bushel.

Dempster Bros., Gananoque, sent 300 barrels of apples to Montreal by the steambarge Water Lily.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 31 Oct 1894