The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Sep 1895

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The steambarge King Ben cleared for Oswego last night to load coal.

The str. Pilgrim will go into Davis' dry-dock and be caulked. She has been leaking.

Last night the warehouse of A. & W. Muir, ship and dry-dock owners, Port Dalhousie, was destroyed by fire.



Passed Port Colborne: Str. City of Owen Sound and barges, Bay Mills to Collinsby, timber.

The steamer Haggart has closed the season's engagement at Brockville Union Park and is now en route to Perth.

The str. Empire State was laid up today. The river business is practically over. The steamer had a good season, away ahead of last year.

The steambarge Jack will be let completely off the ways at Garden Island on Saturday. The steamer is better now than she ever was and a great deal stronger. As the steamer Armenia will be laid up the crew will be taken off her and put on the Jack. It is probable that the steamer's first trip will be to Duluth. Enquiries have been made there for a cargo.

The steamer St. Magnus, undergoing repairs at Port Dalhousie from damages received when she rolled over while loading at Cleveland, caught fire and was burned to the water's edge this morning. Capt. Becker, Cleveland, seventy-two years of age, sleeping on board the boat, had to be taken off. He is badly burned. The St. Magnus, owned by R.O. & A.B. McKay, Hamilton, is a total loss.

Lifting the Rousseau Pipe.

The wrecking schr. Florence, of Quebec, Capt. Edmond Tremblay, arrived here yesterday afternoon and tied up at the Grand Trunk wharf. The schooner and her crew have been employed by A. Rousseau, of Montreal, to raise the water pipe which that gentleman put down about four years ago and which the city refused to accept. Mr. Rousseau arrived in the city last night. To a reporter this morning he said that he had sold the pipe but to whom he had sold it or to what advantage he declined to state. The pipe will be raised and carried to its destination.

The Florence is manned by a crew of Saguenay French Canadians. With the exception of the captain none of them speak English, but they are all expert wreckers. The schooner was worked around to the water works wharf this morning and preparations were at once commenced to begin raising the pipe. There are 1,365 feet of it and it is expected that it will be all up next week.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Sep 1895