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

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p.2 News of the District - Captain Edward Bongard, of Saginaw, Mich., brother of Capt. Byron Bongard, of Waupoos, was killed recently by falling from the dock while going to his barge. His wife was on the barge awaiting his return, when his body was carried to her.



The str. Hamilton from Montreal is in port.

The schr. Acacia is in from Oswego with coal.

Passed Port Colborne: Str. Orion, Kingston to Fort William, light.

The schr. Fleetwing clears today for Trenton to load lumber for Oswego.

The tug Thompson cleared for Montreal last night with six barges, grain laden.

The schr. Annandale cleared light this morning for Charlotte to load coal for the K. & P. Co.

The str. Island Belle will be taken to Buffalo or Ogdensburg to receive a new engine. Steel keelsons will also be put in giving the boat more strength.

The schr. Cornelia, owned by Clayton parties, ran ashore at Snake Island this morning. The tug Ferris pulled her off. She was not damaged to any extent. She was coal laden from Oswego.

The boom on board the str. Arctic fell last Friday, while the steamer was nearing Alexandria Bay, striking a young man named John Hughes on the back of the neck, nearly killing him. The young man's home is Smith's Falls.

The Marine insurance company of Chicago libeled the Canadian str. Arabian for $8,000. This is the proportion of damages amounting to $15,000 done to the schr. Minnedosa in a collision with the Arabian in 1892, ascessible against the latter boat.

The tug Grace of Dunkirk, seized by the Canadians about a year and a half ago on the charge that it had been engaged in fishing in Canadian waters, was sold at Port Colborne at a marshal's sale. William Helwig, one of the original owners, bid $2,260 and secured the boat.

The water at present down the river is very low. The east wind that prevailed for the past few days has been the cause of the lowering of the water. There are a number of barges lying at Prescott waiting for a west wind to deepen the water to enable them to get up the river.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Oct 1895