The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Jul 1895

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The prop. Melbourne takes on coal at Kingston this year.

The barge Minnie Francis is loading pulp wood here for Dexter, N.Y.

The schr. Fleetwing arrived in from Oswego yesterday with coal for Swift & Co.

Little damage was done the str. North King by her running on shoal at Brighton.

The prop. Sequin and barge are on their way down the lake with cargoes of grain.

Cleared From Garden Island: Str. Clinton and barges Lisgar, Grimsby, Port Colborne, light.

The str. Algerian, Toronto, and str. Hamilton, Montreal, were the only regular arrivals today.

The mariners at this port did not like the statement of Capt. Fox, of Port Hope, that those who give charters here to vessels exhibit selfishness in the patronage and that vessels from outside ports are ignored. It is contended that this charge is not correct and if it was it would only be retaliation for the way Kingston vessel men were used in Port Hope some years ago when business was good there. Those engaged in the marine business at the time referred to were very jealous of owners of vessels living outside of Port Hope and exhibited their selfishness by throwing vitriol on the sails and cutting the halyards of vessels from outside ports. One vessel man says the interests of the vessel men of Port Hope are more seriously guarded there than in any other port on the chain of lakes.

p.4 Two of the M.T. Co. barges, in tow of the tug Jessie Hall, stuck in the Gallops rapids yesterday morning. A tug went down to their assistance. The barges are being lightened. There are no holes punched in the bottoms so that the grain will not be injured.

News was received today that the steambarge Nichol, owned by Capt. Gus Hinckley, had struck and sunk near the Galloup rapids. The Nichol was loaded with stone for the canal. The stone was being removed. She only had a deck load.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Jul 1895