The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Jun 1898

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Marine Losses For May.

Chicago, June 3rd - Marine insurance losses for the month of May somewhat evened up things for the underwriters for the early part of the season. About $72,200 covered the bills for the second month of navigation, as against $296,000 for April. Only one total loss was chronicled, that of the tug Agnes Arnold, which burned at Chambers' island, Green Bay, with an insurance of only $2,000. The steamer Outhwaite and consort Barr, given up for total loss at False Presque Isle, Lake Huron, have both been released, and considerable will be realized from them by the insurance companies. Nearly two thirds of the damage done can be charged up to strandings and going ashore for this last month. The total estimate of loss from this cause is $44,550. Collisions brought up a total of $16,650, fires of $6,400, and other losses were about $4,600. Altogether, May was an exceedingly light month for the underwriters. A great deal of this is due to the absence of severe gales and very little fog. Cargo losses have been very light.

p.2 To Have A Big Regatta - at K.Y.C. arrangements are being made.


The steamer Monteagle cleared last evening for Oswego.

The propeller Myles cleared for the Welland canal today.

The steamer Sir L. Tilley clears for the Welland canal this evening.

The steamer Seguin left for Manatanah yesterday to load pig iron for Prescott.

The schooner Wave Crest entered Davis' dry dock this afternoon for a general overhauling.

The steamer Parthia left Mooers' elevator last night for Montreal with three grain-laden barges.

The steamer Cuba for Montreal is the only vessel in the Welland canal reported downward yesterday.

A new boiler was placed in the steam yacht Tekono today. She is lying at the Kingston foundry wharf.

The sloop H.M. Ballou arrived from Bay of Quinte ports last evening with oats for J. Richardson & Sons.

The tug James A. Walker arrived from Montreal yesterday with four light barges and returned today with five barges grain laden.

The steamer Orion was to have sailed for the upper lakes last evening, but has been held here to receive repairs to her boiler.

R. Chestnut and J.R. Moulther, United States steamboat inspectors, arrived in the city today to inspect the steamers John Haggart and Jubilee.

It is expected that the steamer Rosedale will leave the government dry dock on Saturday next, 11th inst. Thirteen gangs of riveters are now at work, and these are driving 2,500 rivets daily. The work is being pushed ahead without loss of time.

Two tugs owned by Carter Bros., Port Colborne, left here last night with two dump scows, the property of Mr. Dunbar, contractor, of Buffalo. One of the scows is of steel construction. They are on their way from Buffalo, having come from Montreal.

p.6 A Tug Run Down - Duluth, Minn., June 3rd - The tug Record, one of the Inman fleet and one of the staunchest on the lakes, was run down and sank in the ship canal just before midnight. Three of the ship's crew went down with the boat. The fireman was the only survivor of the tug's crew.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Jun 1898