The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Jul 1896

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July 2, 1896



The sloop Maggie L. is stepping a new jib-boom.

The strs. Bannockburn and consorts, Bothnia, Denver, Sequin, Algonquin, Armenia and consorts, and schr. Dunn, cleared the Welland canal yesterday, bound up.

Richardson & Sons loaded 3,000 bushels of wheat on the sloop Dandy, this morning, for Smith's Falls. The barge Beauport is also discharging a cargo of wheat, part of the str. Sequin's cargo, at the same elevator.

Arrivals: tug Thompson, Montreal, four light barges. She cleared again this morning with six light barges, grain laden; str. King Ben, Oswego, coal for Folger Bros.; str. Russia from St. Catharines; str. Ocean from Montreal; called at Craig & Co.'s wharf.

The cargo - 25,000 bushels of wheat - of the barge Bismarck, that sank in the Cornwall canal on Monday last, was insured by Macdonald & Co., of Chicago. This firm has sold the wheat as damaged grain, to L.H. Clarke, of Toronto. The Bismarck has not yet been raised.



The barge Bismarck that sank in the Cornwall canal the other day was the cause of an accident to the R. & O. N. steamer Algerian yesterday morning. The steamer was making her up trip, and assisted by two tugs, one towing, the other pushing, she was attempting to pass the sunken barge. The attempt was disastrous, for the rudder of the Algerian struck the wreck, and was broken, disabling the vessel for the time being.

Word of the accident was sent to this city and the steamer Columbian was hastily prepared to take the Algerian's route temporarily. She was inspected by Capt. T. Donnelly, coaled up at Swift's wharf in the afternoon and in the evening cleared for Toronto in charge of pilot McGrath. The Algerian's passengers were sent forward by rail.

p.4 Tidings Today - The race for the queen's cup, sailed under the auspices of the R.C.Y.C. off the Toronto exhibition grounds over a triangular course of twenty-five miles, was won by the Zelma which beat the new yacht Canada by thirteen minutes and eleven seconds corrected time.

General Paragraphs - Henry Cunningham's new yacht Chicadee was given a trial spin around the harbor yesterday and behaved splendidly. James Conway was also aboard besides the owner.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Jul 1896