The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Apr 1898

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p.6 A Sailor Wounded - Yesterday afternoon as the schooner Ceylon was making harbor at Port Dalhousie, John Compeau, Garden Island, while trying to make fast a line, fell between the pier and the boat and was crushed. His injuries are internal, but not so serious but that he will be able to be around in a few days.


Steve Tyo has chartered the sloop Rover to bring gravel from the islands to the city.

The steamer North King will commence her regular trips one week from tomorrow.

The steamer Hamilton leaves Toronto on Monday next for Montreal, arriving here on Tuesday afternoon.

The steamer North King was taken to Garden Island today to ship her walking beam and smoke-stack.

A small blaze broke out on the steamer Jessie Bain yesterday, but was extinguished immediately by the crew.

The steamyacht Tekona, owned by the K.U., is receiving a new boiler. She will be in readiness for the season's pleasure on May 1st.

The R. & O. navigation company's steamer Bohemian will appear this season in much improved style. Additional staterooms have been built, and plate glass shows up prominently about the boat.



Port Dalhousie, April 22nd - The Welland canal opened for traffic at 4:30 p.m. The first boat to lock up was the Canadian schooner Wawanosh. There are twenty (line unreadable - scratches), namely: Schooner Wawanosh, Port Dalhousie to Toledo, light; steamer Niagara, steamer Algonquin, Toronto to Toledo, light; steamer Seguin, Toronto to Buffalo, light; steamer Glengarry, barge Minnedosa, steamer Bannockburn, barge Melrose, barge Winnipeg, steamer Rosemount, barge Selkirk, barge Dunmore, Kingston to Toledo, all light; steamer Pueblo, Ogdensburg to Toledo, light; steamer Governor Smith, Ogdensburg to Chicago, general cargo; steamer A.G. Lindsay, steamer Aragon, Ogdensburg to Chicago, light; steamer Monteagle, steamer Omaha, steamer Denver, Oswego to Chicago, coal; steamer Hecla, Ogdensburg to Buffalo, light.

Port Colborne, April 22nd - Passed down today: steamers Queen of the West, Germanic, Hutcheson, W.P. Ketchum and consort Owens; Black Rock, Linden, Chicago to Kingston, corn and wheat; Cambria, Sarnia to Kingston, light; Emily Richards and consort, Chicago to Prescott, corn; St. Lawrence, Chicago to Prescott, corn; Elfinmere, Chicago to Ogdensburg, corn; H.S. Pickands, Chicago to Prescott, corn.

p.8 Lots of Grain For Kingston - Alderman Stewart, local manager for the K. & M. forwarding company, today received bills of lading for 350,000 bushels of grain, en route to this port. It will find storage in the Mooers' company elevator.

Ashore In A Heavy Fog.

A telegram reached here this afternoon to the effect that the tug Walker with two light barges, owned by the M.T. company, and bound for Charlotte, light, to load coal for this port, had gone ashore at Braddock's Point, about twenty-five miles west of Charlotte. The bottom is rocky at that particular point, but the stranded vessels will suffer little damage unless a strong wind arises before they are freed. A heavy fog prevailed at the time, and those aboard the tug lost their bearings. The tug Yates (Yukon ?), from Charlotte, has gone to the rescue.

The schooner Katie Eccles sailed for Kingston tonight from Cobourg with a cargo of buckwheat.

Snips - The schooner Norway leaves Garden Island for Toronto tomorrow.

Donnelly Bros.' steamer Cambria cleared the Welland canal today and will arrive here about noon tomorrow.

The schooner S.H. Dunn, in charge of Capt. James Dix, cleared this morning for the Welland canal bound for Toledo to load coal for Garden Island.

Capt. Donnelly left today for Pembroke to inspect the new steamer Victoria, built at Toronto and brought down to Pembroke in sections for the Pembroke navigation company.

Capt. O'Brien Injured - Picton, April 23rd - While working on the steamer Empress of India, Friday, Capt. O'Brien stepped on a board which broke and precipitated him down through the hatchway, cutting his head and bruising him otherwise.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Apr 1898