The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Nov 1896

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The schr. Fabiola is in port with 350 tons of coal for Folger Bros.

The M.T. Co.'s elevator Ceres was floated out of Davis' drydock last evening.

The sloop Maggie L., Howe Island, arrived last night with 3,500 bushels of oats for Richardson & Sons.

The strs. Myles, Rosemount and Bannockburn cleared the Welland Canal yesterday bound for this port with wheat from Fort William.

The str. Hale was floated off the shoal fronting the ferry wharf last evening. She was lightened by a K. & M. F. Co.'s elevator into the schr. Augusta.

The tug Active arrived from Oswego last evening with two barges coal laden. The coal was consigned to Montreal, for which port the two cleared later in the evening.

The schr. Nellie Hunter was tied up at Booth & Co.'s wharf during the blow of last night and today. Waves washed over her decks and she was severely pounded against the timbers of the wharf.

The water in the harbor is one foot higher this morning than at five o'clock last evening, owing to the moderate gale from the west. The wind being almost due west, its force was not felt in the harbor to any great extent.

The schr. Augusta had a narrow escape from being set adrift last evening. After lightening the str. Hale the schooner was picked up by the tug Johnston and towed out to Portsmouth, which was just reached when the big blow from the southwest sprung up about seven o'clock. A few minutes later and her chances of going ashore were of the brightest.

The str. Glengarry arrived from Charlotte this morning with 250 tons of coal for the M.T. Co. She came across the lake in last night's blow and weathered the storm admirably. Waves washed her deck repeatedly, but the wind being almost astern the greater part of its force was not felt. Capt. Kean said it was one of the greatest storms he ever experienced.

A Case In Court - Dr. Walkem, Q.C., left today for Quebec to act as counsel at the trial of the Kaine vs. Collins Bay Rafting Co. case. This is an action for damages arising from the sinking of tug Beaver, which occurred in July, 1895. The tug was hired by the rafting company, and while in charge of a pilot it sank near Coteau. The company claims the tug was in charge of the owner at the time and that in consequence the company is not responsible for the damage. The case will be tried in the admiralty court and is set down for hearing tomorrow.

The Funeral Was Private - The remains of the late Capt. James Hunter were taken to the vault at Cataraqui yesterday. The funeral was private. Deceased had not sailed for ten or twelve years past, but during that time had worked for the corporation. He leaves a widow and one daughter. He was about seventy-two years of age.

p.4 A Deckhand Drowned - Valleyfield, Que., Nov. 6th - A deckhand named James McElone, employed on the tug Jessie Hall, was drowned near the foot of Beauharnois canal .......

General Paragraphs - The Donnelly salvage company, after two days' work, floated the barge Maria Stella, sunk in the Cornwall canal. The craft is now at Cornwall.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Nov 1896