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

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The tug Walker arrived light from Montreal last night and cleared again this morning with six grain laden barges.

The strs. Bismarck and Princess are expected at the K. & M. forwarding company's wharf, Portsmouth, tomorrow.

The str. Glengarry arrived from Prescott last night and this morning cleared for Oswego with two light barges to load coal.

The schrs. Merritt and Suffel reached this port yesterday. They are bound for Montreal with apples. The Merritt was towed down today by one of the M.T. Co.'s tugs.

The str. Chieftain, with five barges in tow, is ashore on a shoal in Lachine lake. A tug has gone to her assistance. No particulars of the accident have yet been received here.

Robert Downey, Oswego, will have a number of shipments of coal for Canadian ports to make before the close of the season. Business has been brisk during the season and the shipments exceed those of 1895.

The str. Monteagle arrived at Oswego from Kingston about 4:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon. At seven o'clock 1,200 gross tons of coal had been dumped into her hold and she was steaming out of port for Chicago before eight o'clock.

Saving From the Wreck.

A.D. McKay, of Hamilton, one of the owners of the wrecked steamer Acadia, was in the city yesterday. He came down on the schooner Merritt and went on to Montreal today.

Mr. McKay was seen by a Whig reporter this morning and stated that the owners have abandoned the Acadia to the underwriters. Capt. Clifford wired that enough could be saved from the wreck, even though the vessel herself could not be saved, to pay the expenses of a wrecking expedition. The underwriters' association thereupon despatched Parker & Millen's wrecking steamer Favorite, with Capt. Clifford aboard, from Detroit, for the scene of the wreck, where the work of saving all that it is possible to save is now going on.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Nov 1896