The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Sep 1896

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p.1 Incidents of the Day - Capt. Thomas Craig, R.L. Sewell, Capt. H.P. Grainge and Capt. Dunlop had fines of $50 and costs registered against them in Toronto for breaches of the liquor law.


The schr. Acacia should be in from Oswego today.

The tug Walker, with three light barges, arrived from Montreal this morning.

The schr. Augusta Smith cleared for Clayton this morning with a cargo of shingles.

The str. Maggie May and consorts, laden with lumber consigned by the Rathbun Co., cleared today for Washburn.

The str. Empire State has been down the river since Sunday looking after traffic. The river trade is not yet all over.

The steambarge King Ben was unloaded at Portsmouth, last night, and there was not a kernal of wet grain in her cargo.

The Donnelly wrecking and salvage company put a wheel on the tug Walker this morning. E. Charles, diver, did the work.

The str. Parthia was sent out to a propeller and her consort which seemed to be aground near Snake Island. The vessels were all right.

The schr. Fleetwing arrived in from Charlotte, this morning, with coal for Swift & Co. She was due on Saturday last. Bad weather on the lake kept her back.

The prop. Armenia is in the canal for Calvin & Co. The schr. Dunn is now at Toledo. The company will not send another raft to Quebec until the Dunn arrives with her cargo.

If the grain trade ever returns to this port the channel from shoal tower down to the M.T. Co.'s plant must be dredged out. The str. Algonquin made the M.T. Co.'s anchorage drawing fourteen feet nine inches, but stuck in the mud at the end of the long wharf.

Calvin & Co. received a telephone message at twelve o'clock last night, that the str. Hamilton was aground at the Sisters' Island, between Alexandria Bay and Brockville. The str. Chieftain was sent down at once. The Hamilton left here about six o'clock last night. She had about forty passengers. The low water is supposed to have been the cause.

What He Thinks - Capt. James McMaugh, str. Algonquin, is of opinion that Kingston should have had a grain elevator here years ago. He says Kingston has made itself ridiculous by allowing a little village like Prescott, the graveyard of the dominion, which might be passed at night without seeing as much as a light shining, to capture the (bottom line missing)

p.2 Born At Amherst Island - Cleveland, Sept. 14th - Capt. Wm. S. Mack, the well known vessel owner and manager of the Lake of the Woods transportation company, died here this morning of paralysis. He was fifty one years of age and born at Amherst Island, Bay of Quinte. His father was a farmer, but early in life Capt. Mack became a sailor, and shortly after made his headquarters at Oswego. When very young he moved to Oswego, N.Y., where he resided until1878, and during that year he moved to Cleveland, O., where he became a large vessel owner. He was prominantly associated with the lake carriers' association, and took a great interest in the business of that association. On Aug. 18th last he suffered a stroke of apoplexy, from which he never recovered.

p.4 The Tidings Today - The Canada, which recently won the victory over the Vencedor, the Chicago boat, was sold yesterday by auction in Toronto. It was purchased for $3,250, it is believed, for Senator Sanford, of Hamilton.

General Paragraphs - The prop Germanic and the barge Hutchison arrived from Duluth this morning. They anchored in the harbor until the M.T. Co. dock was cleared.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Sep 1896