The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Aug 1898

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The sloop Echo left for Deseronto today light.

The sloop Amelia, light, cleared for Stella yesterday.

John Donnelly, jr., is in Buffalo on marine business.

The schooner Maggie L. cleared for bay ports yesterday to load grain.

The tug Jessie Hall arrived from Montreal this morning with four light barges.

The schooner Fleetwing cleared today for Charlotte to load coal for James Swift & Co.

The schooner Fabiola, Charlotte, coal-laden, arrived today at James Swift & Co.'s wharf.

The steamer Arabian lightened 19,000 bushels of rye at the M.T. company's elevator this morning.

The steamer Algerian left port this morning to establish a record between this port and Montreal.

The schooner Acacia for Oswego did not sail last night on account of the gale, but cleared this morning.

The steamer D.D. Calvin, from Teslin River, Georgian Bay, and consort Ceylon, from Toledo, are unloading timber at Garden Island.

The steamer D.D. Calvin and consorts cleared this morning from Garden Island for Grand Marie, Wis. to load timber.

Tug Maggie May and barges left for Seeley's Bay this morning after discharging a load of cordwood at Rathbun's yard, Wolfe Island.

The high gales which prevailed during the past few days have been unusual visitors at this season. The absence of wrecks is also a matter for wonder.

Capt. Lavoo, master of the schooner Warrington, Toledo, has been missing since Saturday night. The vessel was obliged to leave port without him.

The large lighthouse, with revolving light, on the pier at Port Dalhousie was struck by lightning on Friday and burned down. The house was built in 1853 (1833 ?).

Touched at Swift & Co.'s wharf: steamer Algerian, Toronto to Montreal; steamer Spartan, Montreal to Toronto; steamer Hamilton, Hamilton to Montreal; steamer Arundell, Alexandria Bay to Charlotte.

While passing up light through the Cornwall canal yesterday the M.T. company's barge Star struck a pier and punched a hole in her side. She was brought up here, where the damage will be repaired.

The steamer J.C. Lockwood, bound down, ran aground opposite St. Clair Sunday morning. The shoal on which she grounded extends from the middle ground to a point nearly opposite the Canadian channel. The steamer was pulled off by tugs during the afternoon.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, Aug. 15th - Down: Orion, Detroit to Kingston, wheat; steamer Rosedale, Chicago to Prescott, corn; schooner Hanscom, Huron to Kingston, coal.

Port Dalhousie, Aug. 15th - Down: steamer Delaware, New London to Philadelphia, light; steamer Van Allen, Serpent River to Oswego, lumber; barge Smith, Serpent River to Oswego, lumber; steamer Arabian, Duluth to Montreal, general cargo; steamer Langdon, Duluth to Ogdensburg, general cargo; steamer Orion, Detroit to Kingston, wheat.

p.4 Slight Accident This Morning - This morning the steamer Caspian and Algerian had a collision in the harbor fronting Swift's wharf. The Caspian was leaving for down the river and the Algerian was waiting to pull into the wharf. The wind caught the Caspian and drove her against the bow of the Algerian. About 20' of the Caspian's upper ginger-bread work on the port side forward of the paddle box was broken. She went down as far as Alexandria Bay with her passengers and returned to port about half-past ten o'clock. Carpenters were at once put to work and it was expected that by darkness repairs would have been fully made.

p.6 Late Afternoon Events - The steamer Richelieu was not allowed to land her passengers at the railroad wharf, Cape Vincent, this morning, notwithstanding the fact that the steamer carried passengers for the train. A landing was obtained at another wharf.

The steamer Caspian was not injured to an extent that prevented her taking her regular trip among the islands this afternoon. She left on time with a fairly good crowd of excursionists aboard.

Bad Business.

The rival steamboat lines have got into a wordy war on paper. A slander on the American line has been circulated in dodgers by the R. & O. officials, to the surprise of even their best friends. There is no ground for complaint that ice water and bread are not to be obtained on the American line; its table service excels anything yet seen on the river. This sort of thing reacts. There are no doubt grievances on both sides, in this line, for the American line officials are not all saints either. It is bad business.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Aug 1898