The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Apr 1898

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A Vessel Rescued.

Detroit, April 18th - The steamer Rappahannock, which had the schooner Armenia in tow, broke down on Lake Erie yesterday and was picked up by the steamer Sacramento. While the tow was going over Lime Kiln crossing the Armenia took a sheer and went hard aground on the east side. The wreckers Saginaw and Home Rule are lightering the cargo.



The schooner Kate Eccles is unloading at Mooers' elevator.

W. Mosley arrived from Thorold on Saturday to ship on the S.S. Rosemount.

The schooner Fleetwing is discharging a cargo of coal at Swift and Co.'s elevator.

The schooner S.H. Dunn will leave for the up the lakes at the latter part of this week.

The schooner Grantham is receiving a coat of paint, which greatly improves her appearance.

Word was received here today to the effect that the Welland canal would open on Friday at noon.

The schooner Annandale, Charlotte, is discharging 250 tons of soft coal at Craig and Co.'s wharf.

The schooner Fabiola, Oswego, was expected to arrive at Swift & Co.'s wharf today with a cargo of hard coal.

The steamer New Island Wanderer is being made ready for service. She will be ready for commission in a few days.

The steamer D.D. Calvin and consorts Ceylon and Augusta, with timber from Toronto, reached Garden Island last night.

The steamer Cambria reached Port Colborne yesterday at 3 p.m. and will remain there until the canal is opened when she will come on to Kingston.

M. Murphy left for Valleyfield today to place pontoons under the steel tug William H. Brown, which will proceed to the coast as soon as the canals are opened.

The steamer Hamilton will leave Toronto on Monday next at her regular hour, arriving here during Tuesday afternoon. Returning she will leave Montreal on Thursday.

The steamer Antelope will begin running on the Gananoque-Brockville route on May 1st. She is now being enlarged in every way and will be a very commodious steamer when finished.

p.6 General Paragraphs - The first of the St. Lawrence grain fleet, the steamer Queen of the West, for Kingston, has reached Port Colborne and will have to wait there till next Friday.

This morning while the steamer Bannockburn was being moved from her anchorage she collided with the schooner Selkirk, damaging the bow sprit of the last mentioned.

Bound For The West - On Wednesday next the M.T. company's lake fleet will clear for Port Dalhousie, bound for Fort William to load grain for this port. The tows will be thus made up: steamer Glengarry with consort Minnedosa; steamer Bannockburn with consorts Winnipeg and Dunmore; steamer Rosemount with consorts Melrose and Selkirk.

Pain In The Side - A day or two ago the steamer Minnedosa arrived from Oswego with a cargo of 2,018 tons of coal. Men were engaged by the hour to unload this, and since the work began Capt. Gaskin says 104 men have quit work owing to a "pain in the side." He thinks the pain must be contagious.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Apr 1898