The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Apr 1898

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Boat For Kingston Burned.

Buffalo, April 29th - The steamer Servia was burned on Lake Superior, about fifteen miles north-west of of Whitefish Point, yesterday morning. She had in tow the schooner Frank D. Ewen, from Duluth to Kingston, with a cargo of corn. The C.P.R. passenger steamer Alberta went to her assistance. Heroic efforts were useless, and the Servia was burned to the water's edge and then went down. The boat and cargo were worth $120,000; insured.



The steamer King Ben, 8,000 bushels of rye, bound from Belleville to Montreal, touched here today.

The M.T. company's barge Senator left Davis' drydock this morning and the barge Toledo entered it for repairs.

The steamer Hill, after discharging her grain cargo at the M.T. company's elevator, cleared today for Chicago.

John Routley has had his steam yacht Irene overhauled and handsomely painted. She will be launched tomorrow.

The steamer Rosemount and consorts, grain laden from Fort William, cleared the Welland canal today bound for this port.

The steamer Jessie Bain, when leaving Alexandria Bay on Wednesday, caught fire but the flames were soon extinguished by the crew.

The steamer North King is about ready for sea going. She will be given a trial spin around the harbor before starting on her route on Sunday night.

The schooner Stewart, light, is awaiting the arrival of a steamer from Ogdensburg, when she will clear from the M.T. company's anchorage for Chicago.

The schooners Fabiola and Fleetwing, Charlotte, laden with soft coal, arrived in port last evening. Their cargoes were transferred to the barges Bangalore and Hyderabad and will be taken to Cornwall.

This morning the tug Jessie Hall returned from Montreal with four light barges, forming part of the first tow which left here this spring for Montreal. She cleared again this afternoon with six grain laden barges for the same port.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, April 28th - Down: steamer Iona, Chicago to Kingston, wheat; United States revenue cutter Calumet, Chicago to Ogdensburg; Escanaba, Chicago to Prescott, corn; yacht Skylark, Waubaushene to Belleville; steamer Glidden and barge, Chicago to Kingston, corn.

Port Dalhousie, April 28th - Down: steam yacht Enquirer, Buffalo to New York, light; steamer Algonquin, Toledo to Kingston, corn.

Shoals In the St. Lawrence.

Dark Island shoal and Blind Island shoal in the St. Lawrence have always been a menace to navigation. A contract was made last summer with W.J. Daly for the removal of eighteen feet below the zero of the Oswego gauge, but owing to many difficulties Mr. Daly was unable to complete the work before the opening of the winter. On the 20th instant his plant was again at the shoals and it is expected that they will be removed early in May.

Death of Mrs. Capt. Phillips - originally Eccles from Wolfe Island; husband is captain of schooner Dunmore.

Off To The War - steam yacht Enquirer, owned by W.G. O'Connor, proprietor of the Buffalo Enquirer; bound for Florida to be used as a despatch boat between U.S. and Cuba.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Apr 1898