The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Aug 1895

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The prop. Myles is in from Duluth with a cargo of wheat.

The yacht Dauntless, of Belleville, has been purchased by Raymond Dafoe, Napanee.

Ed. E. Booth has received the contract for laying the buoys in this district for the next four years.

The crew of the str. Corsican claim their boat can outrun anything on the mail line between Toronto and Montreal.

It will be interesting to mariners to know that seventy years ago the water in Lake Ontario was considerably lower than it is now.

Martin Clayton, of Kingston, has been engaged for the past three weeks in lengthening the yacht Lila C., of Westport, owned by H. McNally.

The steamyacht Rosina, owned by F. Henderson, Pittsferry, was sold yesterday through Robert Hendry to the Thousand Island and Brockville bridge company for use in the construction of the bridge at Brockville. The craft formerly belonged to one of the Allens of Montreal, and was built at Cowes, England, at a cost of 650 pounds.

The steambarge Jack will be out again in about two weeks time. There was a big lot of work done on her. The barge will probably be put in the grain business this fall, as a boom is expected. A vessel owner stated yesterday that he expected to see a 4 cent rate from Chicago this fall. There has been little grain shipped down this season so far, so that there must be quite a large quantity still to come.



Detroit, Aug. 10th - The str. Russia, of the Lackawanna line, and the str. Britannic, ore laden, had a collision in the Detroit river, last evening, resulting in the sinking of the Britannic and the death of a fireman. The name of the latter is not known to the officers or the crew. He was known simply as "Charley." He shipped at Cleveland at the last trip before the present one. The collision was caused by the fouling of the wheel chains of the Britannic, which immediately swung cross-ways of the channel, and directly across the bow of the Russia. The Britannic was cut nearly half through, and sank so quickly the crew of fifteen could save nothing, the night watch, who were "turned in," escaping in their night clothes. The man who was drowned was in his bunk. The Russia was taken into dry-dock here. She apparently is not greatly injured. Both were large ore-carrying boats, the Russia being an iron hull.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Aug 1895