The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Jun 1898

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p.1 A day or two ago while the schooner Loretta Rooney was being dismasted one of the spars slipped and in falling struck the steamer Nichols. The wheelhouse of the steamer was wrecked and considerable of her upper works damaged. A new smokestack had also to be added. The accident happened at the Kingston foundry wharf.

The steamer St. Lawrence will leave Kingston tomorrow, Tuesday, June 14th, at 3 p.m., for Clayton, where she enters upon her regular route between Clayton and Alexandria Bay, in connection with the trains of the New York Central & Hudson river railroad for the season.

Cut The Boat In Two - Picton, June 13th - after leaving Glenora for Picton a sailboat with three men aboard was run into by the schooner H.M. Ballou, commanded by Capt. Smith of Belleville; the craft was cut in two and two drowned.



The barge Maggie left Davis' dry-dock this afternoon.

Friday afternoon the new boat Brockville was successfully launched in Toronto.

The steamer W. Johnston was engaged today in taking withes across to Garden Island.

The sloops Maggie L. and Echo with wheat and barley discharged at Richardsons' elevator today and cleared for bay ports.

Clearances: steamer Elfinmere, Welland canal, light; tug Bronson, Montreal, barges grain laden; schooner Fleetwing, Oswego, light.

Mr. Campbell, who some few weeks ago purchased the steamer Pilgrim, is now conferring with the Donnelly company with a view to their purchasing the steamer Eurydice.

The steamer Parthia, ashore at the foot of the Long Sault rapids, did not suffer any damage in consequence of her exploit. She returned to Garden Island under her own steam and is still in commission.

The sill of one of the locks in the Beauharnois was damaged on Saturday and navigation through the canal was suspended until the break was repaired. The steamers Algerian and Persia, which should have arrived here yesterday, were delayed below the break.

Arrivals: Schooner Acacia, Charlotte, coal; schooner Two Brothers, Charlotte, coal; steamer Bannockburn, consorts Melrose and Winnipeg, Chicago, 170,000 bushels corn; steamer Elfinmere, Chicago, 42,000 bushels corn; schooner Annie Falconer, Oswego, coal; schooner Fabiola, Oswego, coal.

It is doubtful if the wrecked steamer J.H. Outhwaite, saved from being a total wreck on Lake Huron by Capt. James Reid, will bring anything to the underwriters. Reid's contract provided that he would receive one-third of the appraised value of wreck, delivered in the dry dock. It will cost some $25,000 to repair her, and the margin of her value, when the cost of repairs is taken into consideration, is very meagre. On the beach the underwriters faced a loss of $70,000. After Capt. Reid's efforts it is said they will escape with repairs of $25,000 and wrecking expenses incurred before Reid took hold. He has saved them $40,000, and can only rely on their generosity for receiving anything.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, June 12th - Down: Steamer Prince, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo; steamer Erin, Marion and barge Danforth, Chicago to Kingston, corn.

p.3 District News - A handsome houseboat, built at Alexandria Bay for W.H. Nichols, New York, has been purchased by Capt. Lyon, Ogdensburg.

Gananoque, June 13th - The schooner Annandale, Capt. McMaster, arrived in port yesterday with 460 tons of coal for the Rathbun company.

p.6 The Minister Listened - a large deputation from Kingston went to Ottawa over having the canals open for part of Sunday to help business. (1/2 column)

General Paragraphs - The steamer New York, of the White Squadron, is en route from Buffalo to this port. She will arrive here tomorrow afternoon.

The schooner Loretta Rooney is at Dexter, N.Y., with a cargo of pulpwood.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Jun 1898