The Maritime History of the Great Lakes

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p.1 A Steamer Burned - Hastings, Aug. 3rd - str. Daisy burned 2 miles east of here, while towing logs.

p.5 Kingston In Brief - Thursday Alfred Bernier, of the schr. S.H. Dunn, was badly injured while unloading timber off the boat. A swinging stick jammed him against the mizzen mast and caused him such injuries in the back that prevent him from walking.


Old river men have a superstition that this being the seventh year the St. Lawrence is low, it will rise next year.

Arrived at Garden Island: Str. D.D. Calvin, Naubinway, pine timber; barges Ceylon and Augustus, Toledo, timber.

The owners of the passenger steamers Majestic and Alberta have issued positive orders to their captains to discontinue racing on the Ontario lakes.

The steamer Little Mac, formerly the property of the St. Lawrence Park association, has been purchased by Capt. William Hudson, of the New Island Wanderer.

Acting on the survey of Capt. T. Donnelly, the Western Assurance Co. of Toronto, paid H.A. Calvin $8,035, the estimated damage to the steambarge Jack in a collision on Lake Huron with another steambarge. The company in addition to this amount paid other expenses in connection with the handling of the Jack after the accident.

The Canadian steambarge Orion, with the Albatross, Waubushene and Neelon in tow, and all loaded with square timber, rounded to in the river opposite Amherstburg on Saturday morning. In doing so the Waubaushene went aground on the lower side of Bois Blanc Island. After a lot of her timber had been thrown into the water and rafted, the boat was released. In the meantime the Neelon went on the bank, and the water lowering, left her so hard on that the Orion could not release her. The tug Boynton went to the Orion's assistance, to pull the Neelon off, but the tow-line parted. They were all released during the next two days and left for Collins Bay.

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    Latitude: 41.4995 Longitude: -81.69541
Rick Neilson
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