The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Nov 1895

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The schr. Fleetwing, for Charlotte, N.Y., is lying windbound at Swift's dock.

The schr. Queen of the Lakes cleared this morning for Walkerville with a cargo of rye.

The strs. Glengarry and Minnedosa had to return to Port Colborne for shelter last evening. The wind began blowing strong from the west.

C. Chambers has been appointed mate of the schr. Ella Murton. John Hurley is second mate. S. Tyo of Kingston is mate of the Fleetwing.

The tugs Walker and Thomson arrived from Montreal last night with two light barges each, and returned today with three each, grain laden.

The barge Ceylon, of the Calvin tow, going into Port Colborne harbor got out of the channel and grounded. The tug Mary pulled her off and got her to the elevator.

The schr. Ella Murton did not clear last evening. Just as she was about to sail the wind fell and she was compelled to lie over. Capt. Armstrong, Hamilton, is in charge of her.

Passed Port Colborne: Schrs. S. & J. Collier, Toledo to Kingston, corn; str. Pueblo, Chicago to Cape Vincent, barley; str. D.D. Calvin and barges, Fort William to Kingston, wheat.

An effort was made to get the elevator Ceres into Davis drydock, where it was intended to rebuild her, but the water in the bay was found to be too shallow to allow her reaching the dock.

The dredge Little Giant, which was sunk in collision with the Calvin company's tug Jack a few days ago, will be raised tomorrow. The water will be run out of the lower level in the Cornwall canal to accomplish this object.

The schr. Annie Falconer arrived at Swift's dock last night from Charlotte, N.Y. with a cargo of coal. The Fabiola arrived at Folger's dock last night with coal from Oswego, N.Y. The schr. Acacia is unloading coal, from Charlotte, at the locomotive works dock.

Mr. Lesslie, engaged in trying to get the J.G. Worts off the shoal on to which she ran a few days ago, has telegraphed that he expects to leave Tobermorey tonight with the wrecking steamer Owen Sound, for Collingwood. He has abandoned the Worts as it is impossible to pull her off the shoal.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Nov 1895