The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Oct 1897

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p.1 A Vessel Ashore - Port Dalhousie, Oct. 27th - Word was received here this morning from Capt. Griffin, of the steamer Monteagle, that his boat was ashore at Thirty Mile Point and asking that a tug and men be sent there immediately. The Monteagle is loaded with coal from Oswego and bound for Chicago. The tug Anez is going to her assistance.



The tug association of Oswego has disbanded for the winter.

The excursion steamer Island Chief was burned at Charlotte, N.Y., on Sunday night.

The steamer Corsican with a heavy freight bill, bound from Hamilton to Montreal, touched at Swift's wharf yesterday. The steamer Hamilton, bound up, called at the same wharf.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, Oct. 26th - Down: steamer Wilhelm Galena, Chicago to Ogdensburg, corn; Nervana, Chicago to Ogdensburg, corn; steamer Rosemount and barges, steamer Glengarry and Minnedosa, Fort William to Kingston, wheat; Ketchum, Chicago to Kingston, corn.

Port Dalhousie, Oct. 26th - Down: steamer Denver, Milwaukee to Oswego, barley; steamer Topeka, Chicago to Ogdensburg, corn; steamer St. Andrews, Fort William to Kingston, wheat; schooner Waubashene, Buffalo to Kingston, light; steamer Averell, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo; steamer Rugee, Chicago to Ogdensburg, oats; steamer Haskell, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo.

Putting On The Metal.

This morning the work of placing the metal roofing on the Mooers' company grain elevator was begun. No time will be lost and the task will be rushed through. The machinery is also being fitted and placed in position. The work of building the elevator has not been three months under way, yet the elevator is nearly completed.

p.3 Howe Island, Oct. 26th - ...The sloop Maggie L. is still taking on grain for the Richardson Bros.....


Ran Ashore In A Fog.

Brockville, Oct. 27th - In the dense fog that prevailed this morning the steamer Oclemena, with the barges Hoboken and Argo, ran ashore about two miles above here. The barges are loaded with hard coal for Ogdensburg, and they and the steamer belong to the Ogdensburg coal and towing company. The vessels are all badly on, the Hoboken the worst, her stern being entirely under water, while her bow is out. A tug has gone up to see what can be done towards pulling the vessels off.

Snips - The schooner Acacia has one more cargo of coal to deliver at Booth & Co.'s, which will wind up that firm's contract for the season.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Oct 1897