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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Jun 1898

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Wreck of the Tecumseh.

Marquette, Mich., June 28th - The Canadian steamer Tecumseh struck on Riply's rock in the lower harbor yesterday. The crew attempted her release by the use of a line but the steamer stuck all the harder and finally broke her shoe and wrenched her rudder. A bad leak was started and the steamer filled until finally she slid off the rock into deep water and sank. The bridge and the light upper works of the steamer were torn away by the steam when she sank. The officers and crew of the ship escaped in the yawl and on rafts, and saved most of their personal property.



The steamer Ocean, from Montreal, passed up this morning.

The schooner Fabiola cleared for Oswego last evening to load coal.

The tug Maggie May and barge from Westport with oats and rye discharged at Ricardsons' elevator yesterday.

A number of the M.T. company's barges will arrive in port tonight. These were delayed by the break in the canal.

The steamer New York leaves for Clayton on Sunday next and will commence her regular trips to Montreal on Monday.

Repairs to the break in the Beauharnois canal were completed and boats locked through early yesterday morning. The blockade below was relieved, and traffic will continue as usual. The break in the lock was not unexpected and may occur again. The canal in some parts was built through swampy ground and the locks built on spiles. The constant movement of water for years past has washed the clay from around the spiles allowing them to separate and settle, and actually undermining the locks. Mariners are anxiously awaiting the opening of the Soulanges canal.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, June 27th - Down: Steamer Niagara, Duluth to Prescott, wheat; steamer Badger State, Toledo to Ogdensburg, general cargo; steamer Samoa, Chicago to Kingston, corn.

Port Dalhousie, June 27th - Down: Steamer Business, Lorain to Ogdensburg, iron; steamer Glengarry, Fort William to Kingston, wheat; barge Minnedosa, Fort William to Kingston, wheat.

p.3 Will Pay Over The Bonus - the M.T. company fulfilled the agreement re. elevator.

p.6 General Paragraphs - The tug Maggie May and barge, loaded with lumber, left Rathbun's wharf for Seeley's Bay.

The steamer Algerian passed up this afternoon with a large passenger list for Toronto.

Rates Go Up Again - Toronto, June 28th - The Richelieu & Ontario navigation company has decided not to allow the railway war to affect its rates any longer and the old regular rates have been restored.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Jun 1898