The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Oct 1895

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The tug Thompson came in this morning with six light barges from Montreal.

The prop. Orion, twelve days from Fort William, has arrived at Portsmouth with wheat.

The steambarge Nile and consort Isis is up the Rideau river with general merchandise.

The str. Hamilton, from Hamilton, touched at Swift's dock this morning on her way down to Montreal.

The tug Bronson arrived last night from Montreal with six light barges and cleared with four grain laden.

The schrs. Annie Minnes and Annandale arrived at the K. & P. dock this morning from Charlotte with coal for the Rathbun company.

August Larman libelled the steamer Elfinmere for $79, wages and expenses while he acted as cook. The captain made a settlement.

It is said that the Lehigh Valley railway purposes running a line of steamers next season from Fairhaven, N.Y. to the Thousand Islands.

The steamyacht Nightingale arrived in port last night with a jolly party on board from Clayton. They are bound for up the Rideau on a hunting trip.

Enquiries are being made for the schr. Two Brothers, which left Oswego a week ago for Oshawa with coal. The craft was commanded by Capt. N. McCrimmon.

p.3 Port Milford, Oct. 1st - ....Schr. Kate, windbound here in bay, left this a.m. for Oswego for coal, which she delivers in Picton at $4.50 per ton....Capt. Hinerman, of the tug Thistle, is now buying the fish from fishermen in the bay.

p.4 Affairs Of The Hour - The schr. Chester B. Jones, supposed to have foundered, arrived last night at Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., in tow of the tug Boynton.


Whiting, Ind., Oct. 2nd - Monday afternoon the schooner John Baven, lumber laden, bound from Chicago to Michigan City, went ashore off Dune Park, eighteen miles east of Whiting. The drowned are: Johnson, captain and owner of boat; unknown sailor. When the boat was opposite Whiting the gale threw her out of her course and she struck on a sand bar with terrific force. Her hull began to fill with water and four of the crew manned a boat and started to land for help. Capt. Johnson, one of the party, was swept from the boat by the waves. The remaining three reached shore in safety, and while walking to Whiting they came upon the body of one of the sailors who had remained on board the Baven.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Oct 1895