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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Nov 1894

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The steambarge Nile and barge called here this morning on their way to Ottawa from Deseronto.

The sloop Dandy cleared this morning for Seeley's Bay with a cargo of sundries.

The str. D.D. Calvin is being overhauled in the government dry-dock.

The Cuba and Ocean called at Gunn's wharf today en route for Montreal.

The str. Nichol is in from Oswego with a cargo of coal.

Decline To Pay The Insurance - insurance companies have no proof Capt. O'Toole of schr. Hartford is dead.



The schr. S.H. Dunn is laid up at Gunn's dock.

The schr. Pilot is in from Gananoque with wheat for Richardson & Sons.

The prop. Bannockburn and tow are in the canal on the down trip this morning.

The schr. Suffel arrived in this morning with 8,500 bushels of wheat for the M.T. Co.

The tugs Thompson and Walker arrived up from Montreal with fourteen light barges.

The prop. Niagara is on her way down from Fort William with wheat for Richardson & Sons.

Yesterday a barge owned by the M.T. company sprang a leak and had to be pumped out by two elevators.

The tugs Active and Thompson cleared, yesterday, for Oswego with six light barges to load coal for Montreal.

The schr. Minnedosa broke away from the prop. Glengarry on Lake Erie Saturday afternoon. She was above the point and as good anchorage is had at any point above there she let go her chains and is all right. As soon as the wind goes down the Glengarry will pick her up.

Capt. Oliver, of the schr. Pilot, says one of the reasons so many vessels meet with accidents at the present time is because of incompetent and insufficient crews. When he sailed on the upper lakes a small vessel had to have six men before the mast, two mates and a captain. They were all experienced and good wages were given. Now four men, generally inexperienced, run the vessels. In olden times a man had to serve so much time before he could get captain's papers; now it could be all studied out of a book. He knew of twenty young men who had got captain's papers with only a couple of year's experience.

Rough Weather On Lake Erie - Buffalo, Nov. 5th - A seaman named Louis was swept off the schr. Porter near Windmill Point on the Canadian shore in Saturday's storm. The body has not been recovered. Another seaman named Rudstaf was at the time badly injured and was taken to the hospital as soon as the vessel made this port. All craft on the lake had a bad time of it, and some serious disasters may have occurred.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Nov 1894