The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Jun 1897

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p.1 A Collision of Boats - L'Orignal, June 3rd - steamer Hall, while on way from Ottawa to Montreal with a full cargo, collided in bay with tug Sir Hector, which sank in three minutes.



The schooner Kate cleared today for Oswego to load coal for Crawford & Co.

The barge Roberval is loading oats and peas at Richardson & Sons for Montreal.

The steamer John R. Milne is loading coal at Crawford & Co.'s wharf for Smith's Falls.

The schooner Fabiola reached Swift's wharf last night with a cargo of coal from Oswego, N.Y.

The steamer St. Andrew, Fort William, arrived today with 37,500 bushels of wheat consigned to Richardson & Sons.

The steamer Valeria, Capt. Dix, is in port. The steamer's machinery needs repairing, hence the trip to this city.

The schooner Fleetwing is at Swift's wharf unloading a cargo of coal brought for Swift & Co., from Charlotte, N.Y.

The steamer Iona, of Picton, called at Swift's wharf today on her way to Trenton, light, to load lumber for Oswego, N.Y.

The steamer Ocean called at Gunn's wharf on her way from Montreal to Toronto with eighteen passengers and a heavy cargo of freight.

The tug Jessie Hall, with three light barges, arrived last evening. They cleared again this morning for the same port with two barges, grain laden.

The steamer Rosemount, Fort William; steamer Myles, Duluth; schooner Albatross, Duluth; schooner Wawanosh, Marquette; steamer Niagara, Toledo, all light from this port, cleared from the Welland canal yesterday.


Capt. Crangall, Toronto, part owner of the steamer Rosedale, and outside manager for the company owning the line of steamers of which the Rosedale is one, is in the city superintending repairs to some of the steamer's machinery, which are being made at the locomotive works. In running down Lake Ontario the connecting rod of the steamer's machinery was broken. Temporary repairs were made, and the steamer proceeded on down to Prescott, where the broken parts were taken out and sent to this city to be repaired. It will take until Saturday to complete the work, and meanwhile it is expected the steamer will make this port to receive the parts now being repaired.

Captains Crangall and Geoghegan are old friends, and meeting last evening they exchanged reminiscences of bye gone days. Among other incidents recalled was the saving of Capt. Crangall's life by Capt. Geoghegan. It happened forty-two years ago. Capt. Crangall accidentally fell into the water from a vessel lying at the foot of Clarence street, where he was taking on a cargo. Capt. Geoghegan, then quite a young man, witnessed the accident and hastened to the rescue, getting Capt. Crangall out of the water with considerable difficulty. Capt. Geoghegan never received recognition from any of the humane societies for his brave deed.



Craft That Have Touched at This Port During the Past Week.

Arrivals: Schooner Katie Eccles, Cobourg, 8,640 bushels of peas; steamer D.D. Calvin and consorts, Toledo, timber laden; steamer Rosemount, Fort William, 78,000 bushels of wheat; steamer Tecumseh and consorts, Grand Marias, timber; steamer Orion and consorts, Serpent River, timber; schooner Nellie Hunter, Oswego, 375 tons of coal; schooner Kate, Oswego, 257 tons of coal; sloop Maggie L., Wolfe Island, 3,500 bushels of oats; steamer Clinton and consorts, Toledo, timber; schooner Suffel, Hamilton, 8,500 bushels of peas; schooner S.H. Dunn, Toledo, timber; schooner Bavaria, Toledo, timber laden; steamer Myles, Duluth, 40,000 bushels of wheat; sloop Maggie L., Wolfe Island, 2,500 bushels of oats; steamer Niagara, Traverse City, timber; steamer Denver, Chicago, 50,500 bushels of corn; schooner Snow Bird, Charlotte, 300 tons of coal; steamer Glengarry and consort Minnedosa, Fort William, 87,000 bushels of wheat; schooner Fleetwing, Charlotte, 300 tons of coal; steamer St. Lawrence, Chicago, 62,000 bushels of wheat; sloop Laura D., South Bay, 2,500 bushels of buckwheat; sloop Madcap, Gananoque, 3,000 bushels of barley; schooner Ballou, Bath, 3,000 bushels of barley; schooner Wells, Oswego, 250 tons of pea coal; schooner Jamieson, Colborne, 8,500 bushels of buckwheat; schooner Echo, Cobourg, 3,000 bushels of wheat; schooner Annie Minnes, Bay of Quinte ports, 3,000 bushels of peas; schooner Pilot, Bay of Quinte ports, 3,000 bushels of wheat.

Departures: schooner Suffel, Charlotte, light; schooner Dunn, Toledo, light; steamer Rosemount, Fort William, light; schooner Queen of the Lakes, Toledo, light; steamer St. Lawrence, Fairport, light; steamer Denver, Milwaukee, light; barge Elesia, Montreal, 18,000 bushels of peas; schooner Nellie Hunter, Oswego, light; sloop Dandy, Smith's Falls, 15,000 bushels of wheat; steamer Glengarry and consort Minnedosa, Fort William, light; schooner Annie Minnes, Pelee Island, light; steamer Myles, Duluth, light; sloop Maggie L., Wolfe Island, light; steamer Niagara, Traverse City, light; schooner Fabiola, Oswego, lumber; schooner Snowbird, Oswego, light; schooner Fleetwing, Charlotte, light; schooner Ballou, Bath, light; sloop Madcap, Gananoque, light; schooner Wells, Oswego, light; schooner Jamieson, Colborne, light.

p.6 General Paragraphs - The steamer Rosedale is at the locomotive works wharf, while her boiler undergoes repairs.

The schooner Suffel has been chartered to carry coal from Charlotte to fill alderman Stewart's contract with Rockwood asylum.

James Mooney, working for the Collins Bay rafting company at the new intake pipe in Toronto harbor, says the work is progressing favorably and will be completed in August according to terms of the contract.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Jun 1897