The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 May 1897

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Sinking of a Tug.

Prescott, May 15th - The tug Shickluna sank about two o'clock this morning while lying in Buckley's slip, alongside the steamer Transit. The wind blew a gale and caused a heavy sea to roll in the slip. The tug did not leak and it cannot be ascertained at present what caused her to go down. No damage done to machinery. The cook and the captain's little boys had a narrow escape from drowning. The tug is in ten feet of water close to the dock and partly on her side.


Went Ashore Last Night On Snake Island Reef.

The steamer Iona cleared last evening, light, for Buffalo, N.Y.

The steamer Servia and barge Moravia cleared, light, last evening for Duluth.

A cargo that promises to be a record breaker is on the way down the lake for the M.T. Co.

On June 15th the steamer Arundell will run between Charlotte, Oswego, Kingston and the Thousand Islands.

The schooner Nellie Hunter arrived last night from Oswego with 375 tons of coal consigned to Crawford & Co.

The barge Laura loaded 30,000 bushels of oats at Richardson & Sons' elevator today and cleared in tow for Montreal.

The sloop Laura D. loaded 2,800 bushels of wheat at Richardson & Sons' elevator this morning and cleared for Picton.

The schooner Echo, from Wolfe Island, arrived this morning with 3,000 bushels of oats consigned to Richardson & Sons.

The schooner L.A. Law was expected to arrive here today with 46,492 bushels of wheat consigned to the M.T. company.

The sloop Dandy arrived from Rideau canal ports this morning with 3,000 bushels of oats for Richardson & Sons. She loaded 3,000 bushels of wheat and cleared again for Smith's Falls.

The steamer Erin and consort Danforth, Duluth, 110,000 bushels of wheat, arrived this morning. The grain was consigned to Richardson & Sons. The steamer Erin went on down to Prescott and the Danforth will be discharged here.

The steamer Spencer, 55,000 bushels of wheat, and consort Pennington, 75,800 bushels of wheat, from Duluth, arrived this morning and anchored off the M.T. company's long wharf. The Pennington has aboard the largest cargo of wheat ever brought into this port.

The schooner Emerald, owned by J. and J.T. Matthews, of Toronto, laden with twenty thousand cubic feet of oak from Toledo, Ohio, for the Calvin company, Garden Island, ran ashore last night on Snake Island reef. Word was sent to the Calvin company for relief and the tug Johnston and wrecking apparatus were sent to her assistance. The Emerald is two feet out, and the wreckers using the powerful steam winches of the tug Johnston are removing the deck load. It is thought she will be released without difficulty. There is not any insurance on the schooner.

p.4 A Quarter Of A Century In The Service - Capt. Lewis Hudgin, light-keeper at Salmon Point, has received notice from the department that he has attained to the age of eighty-two years, and that he is eligible for superannuation. He has sent in his resignation, coupled with a request that he be allowed two months in which to vacate.

During his term of office as light-keeper, covering a period of twenty-five years, he has been instrumental in saving the lives of no less than eighteen men - eight of whom were taken from the Canadian vessel St. George, wrecked many years ago; eight were rescued from an American vessel, wheat laden, which went to pieces; and two off a fishing boat that had capsized in the lake. [Picton Gazette]

p.6 Collins Bay, May 14th - The schooner Wawanosh, Capt. Reid, unloaded a cargo of oak for the C.B.R. company last week, and left again for Toledo to get another load.....The tug Rival arrived in from Toronto on Friday, and started down the river with a raft in the evening. Fred Jackson has gone as fireman on the tug Rival. George Simmonds has gone as mate on the schooner Albacore.

p.8 Are On The Way Here - Welland canal, bound for this port: schooner Law, Duluth, wheat; steamer Clinton, Toledo, timber; schooners Lisgar and Grimsby, Toledo, timber; schooner Queen of the Lakes, Toledo, corn; steamer J.H. Outhwaite and consort, Duluth, wheat.

The Elevator Question - city council will get more financial details from Mooers company on Monday evening.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 May 1897