The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Oct 1895

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p.1 General Paragraphs - Capt. R. Irwin, of the Grove Inn house, is rebuilding his ice-boat, the Gadfly. He intends sailing her under a different name, the Happy Hour, and is satisfied she will be an easy winner of the cup at this winter's meet in the harbor. The captain will quit ice boat sailing when he succeeds in beating all the Garden Island boats.


The steambarge J.G. Nichol is in Davis' drydock for repairs.

The tug Thompson arrived up from Montreal this morning with four light barges.

The tug Bronson cleared for Montreal last night with four barges laden with grain.

The sloop Echo cleared today for Deseronto. She will return with lumber for the Rathbun Co.

The schr. Annie Minnes cleared this morning for Charlotte to load coal for Rathbun Co.

The strs. Jessie Bain and the Princess Louise are in their winter quarters at Rathbun & Co's wharf.

The str. Bannockburn and consorts Selkirk and Winnipeg cleared last night for Fort William to load wheat for this port.

The Calvin company has four boats employed on the upper lakes, where business is only fairly good. The boats of the company kept at headquarters are not doing anything worth mentioning. The shipping business is very slack.

p.2 Claims On A Boat - Toronto, Oct. 4th - In the admiralty court, before Judge McDougall, Stanley Patterson appeared as plaintiff in a mortgage action for $900, the mortgage being on the schr. Eliza Fisher, of Port Hope. Judgement was given for plaintiff. Robert Rankin failed in his action for master's liabilities, it being shown that the liabilities were not personal, but for credit given to the vessel in dry-docking her at Oswego. In Robert Rankin's $70 claim for wages judgement was reserved.

p.4 Toronto, Oct. 4th - The schr. Dauntless, owned by the Murton Coal Co., of Hamilton, foundered this morning off Thirty-Mile Point on the south shore of the lake. She was bound from Charlotte to Hamilton with 300 tons of coal for her owners. Soon after leaving port she began to leak and the crew worked the pumps but could not keep down the water. The crew of five men were rescued by the schr. Clara Youell, of Port Hope, and have just been landed at this port.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Oct 1895