The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Oct 1895

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p.1 Connolly's R. & O. Shares - The department of justice has caused the sheriff of Montreal to notify the secretary of the Richelieu & Ontario navigation Co. that the stock held by Messrs. Connelly is liable to seizure and sale, under the execution issued to collect $35,000 under the judgement of the exchequer court.


The str. Hamilton is on her last trip. She returns to Kingston to lay up for the winter.

The sloop Idlewild arrived at Richardson's elevator this morning with barley from Bay of Quinte ports.

The schr. Mystic Star, aground near Sackett's Harbor, was lightened and released. Repairs will be made at Ogdensburg.

The tug Thomson arrived from Montreal last night with three light barges and cleared this morning for the same port with six barges grain laden.

The sloop Laura D. loaded wheat at Richardson's elevator yesterday for Deseronto, but was unable to leave port on account of the heavy wind prevailing from the west.

John Donnelly jr. arrived home yesterday from Bobcaygeon, where he has been acting as arbitrator on behalf of the owners of the str. Columbian, burned some time ago against the company in which the vessel was insured. A satisfactory settlement was arranged.

This season has been below the average in the amount of grain carried here from upper lake ports and transhipped for the seaboard. A great quantity of grain is being sent overland instead of by water as formerly, and this is injuring the lake carrying business.

The lake barge Glenora has been stripped of her bulwarks and a portion of her stern sheeting that had become rotten. The Glenora cannot be counted an old boat, as she has been in service only about a dozen years. In that time, however, she has seen much rough lake service.

p.3 Collins Bay, Oct. 23rd - ...The tug Petrel arrived in with barges Neelon and Muskoka, loaded with oak from Toledo. The barges are being laid up and the crews have been paid off...

p.4 Struck On A Reef - Colchester, Oct. 26th - The steambarge Escanaba, bound down, loaded with oak, about six o'clock last evening, brought up on a reef one mile south from Hackett's Rock. The weather was smoky, and she was running under check, consequently is not injured. Assistance is expected from Detroit, as she will have to lighten before she can release herself.

The Niagara Aground - Oct. 24th - J.T. Mattthews & Co., owners of the propellor Niagara, received a message from Toledo last night, stating that the propellor Niagara was aground there near the elevator owing to low water. It was expected that she would get off this morning when the water rises.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Oct 1895