The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Jun 1898

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The yacht Ripple left port last night for the Main Ducks.

The sloop Anelia cleared for Bath last evening with a load of lumber.

The freight yacht Ariadne loaded salt today and cleared for Port Milford.

The schooner Two Brothers arrived from Oswego today with coal for Booth & Co.

The tug Walker cleared for Montreal last evening with five grain laden barges.

The schooner Acacia with coal for R. Crawford is expected in this evening from Oswego.

The schooner Fleetwing cleared last evening for Oswego to load coal for this port.

The schooner Fabiola, coal laden from Oswego, arrived this morning at Swift & Co.'s wharf.

The schooner S.H. Dunn cleared this morning for Toledo to load timber for Garden Island.

The steamer Persia, from Montreal, touched at Craig & Co.'s wharf this morning on her up trip.

The sloop Pilot is engaged in conveying damaged grain from Mooers' elevator to Clarke's malt house.

Three barges laden with buckwheat, rye and oats left Richardson's elevator for Montreal last evening.

The steamer Ketchum with 58,000 bushels of corn for the M.T. company arrived from Chicago last evening.

The schooner Vienna arrived from Toronto last night with 10,000 bushels of peas for J. Richardson & Sons.

Called at Craig & Co.'s wharf: steamer Alexandria, steamer Lake Michigan, steamer Melbourne, all from Montreal.

The sloop Laura D. from Bay of Quinte ports is at Richardson's elevator with 2,000 bushels of buckwheat and wheat.

The steamer S.J. Murphy, Chicago to Prescott, with corn, was the only vessel in the Welland canal yesterday on the down trip.

The steamer D.D. Calvin with consorts Augustus and Ceylon cleared today for lake ports to load timber for the Calvin company.

The schooner Loretta Rooney, recently purchased by Capt. Hinckley, has been relieved of her top masts and is being converted into a towbarge. She will be sailed by Captain Frank Lawrence, formerly mate on the schooner Ceylon.

Capt. James W. Mawdesley.

Capt. James W. Mawdesley, the commander of the big steamer Rosemount, was born on June 17th, 1848, at Beaver Dams, in Thorold township. His father was a civil engineer. The captain commenced sailing in 1861 in a schooner called the Ocean Wave, of Chicago. He was on several vessels until 1866 when he went to the front with the Thorold company of volunteers. Afterwards he shipped as a deckhand on the tug Metamora and worked up to wheelsman the same season. He shortly became mate and held positions on the tugs Mary Ann and W.T. Robb. Mate on the steamer Lincoln in 1872 and 1873, he attained to be master of the steamer Clinton in the year 1874. He continued on the steamer Clinton as master till the year 1888, when he was master of the steamer Isaac May. He was master of the tug James A. Walker in 1889, master of the Glengarry in 1893 and became master of the steamer Rosemount in 1897. Capt. Mawdesley has secured again the appointment of master for this season on the steamship Rosemount.

He was married at Ransomeville, N.Y., on Feb. 17th, 1875, to Miss M.J. Waggoner. Capt. and Mrs. Mawdesley have two sons and two daughters. The eldest son, D.W. Mawdesley, has a second mate's position on the steamship Rosemount.



A fatal accident occurred on Friday on board the coal barge Dorchester, when Captain Jules Lalonde was instantly killed. The Dorchester belongs to the Montreal transportation company and was being unloaded of a cargo of coal in the canal near Wellington bridge. Captain Lalonde was standing on deck overlooking the work, when suddenly the chain uniting the shaft to the mainmast of the derrick gave way and the pulley, wire rope and the shaft fell upon him, fracturing his skull, death ensuing immediately. The morgue van brought the body to the morgue but coroner McMahon did not deem it necessary to hold an inquest. Captain Lalonde was thirty-six years of age. His wife and family were on the barge at the time of his death. [Montreal Herald]

p.8 General Paragraphs - The schooners Kate, Two Brothers and Acacia are loading coal at the N.Y. O. & W. trestle, Oswego, for Kingston.

The Late T. Palmer - 70 years old, for many years he sailed as steward on Gildersleeve's boats and with the Richelieu and Ontario navigation company.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Jun 1898