The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Aug 1898

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p.1 Will Lay Off One Trip - Robert Patterson, mate on the schooner Two Brothers, severely sprained his ankle the other day while engaged in swinging the staysail. The halyard, unnoticed, was caught in a pulley block, and suddenly becoming free, allowed Mr. Patterson to fall on the deck. A shipmate fell on top of him, twisting the ankle. He was unable to accompany the schooner to Charlotte today.



The schooner Singapore is lying idle at Portsmouth.

The schooner Two Brothers cleared for Charlotte today.

The tug Walker arrived from Montreal last evening with four light barges.

The schooner Fabiola, Charlotte, is discharging a cargo of coal at Swift & Co.'s wharf.

The steamer D.D. Calvin and consort Ceylon left Garden Island last evening for Toledo.

The barge Iowa will leave the government dry dock this evening after receiving repairs.

The tug Walker will clear for Charlotte with barges to load coal, when the wind abates.

The steamer Persia, St. Catharines to Montreal, touched at Swift's wharf this morning.

The steamer King Ben loaded corn at Richardson's elevator this morning for Montreal.

The steamer Algonquin, from Chicago, arrived at Richardson's today with 70,000 bushels of corn.

The tug Thomson reached port from Montreal yesterday with four light barges, and cleared again with the same number, grain-laden.

Two barges were loaded at Richardsons' elevator last evening with 45,000 bushels of corn, peas and oats. The cargoes are for Montreal.

Touched at Swift & Co.'s wharf - steamer Bohemian, Toronto to Montreal; steamer Corsican, Montreal to Toronto; steamer Arundell, Charlotte to Alexandria Bay; steamer James Swift, from Ottawa.

The steamer Orion, owned by the Collins Bay rafting company, after discharging yesterday proceeded to Collins Bay, where she will lie in ordinary for a time until matters improve in marine circles.

On Saturday afternoon last while the steamer Columbian was being towed to the government dry dock by the steamer Hero, she sheered and struck the schooner Eliza White, lying at the Mooers' company elevator, on the port bow, smashing the main rail, covering board, stanchion and other wood work. The cost of repairs will aggregate $100. W. Power is looking after the repairs. The steamer Hero is liable for the damage.

New Steamer Passed Down.

The steamer Delaware, built at Green Bay, Wis., for a Philadelphia, Penn., firm, passed down the river yesterday in charge of Capt. Quackenbush, who piloted her from Port Dalhousie to Clayton, where another pilot boarded and took her down to Montreal. The Delaware is intended for passenger and freight business and is strong and substantially built. Capt. Quackenbush worked with the Connollys here while the government dry dock was building. He is well known around the city.

Broke Her Crank Pin.

The steamer America met with a mishap on her ramble among the islands yesterday afternoon. While near the foot of Wolfe Island the starboard crank pin of her machinery broke, disabling the steamer. The steamer Islander took off the America's river passengers, and shortly afterwards the tug Walker came along with a tow of barges and took the America in tow also, bringing her to this port.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Dalhousie, Aug. 16th - Down: steamer Rosedale, Chicago to Prescott, corn; schooner Belle Hanscome, Port Huron to Kingston, coal.

Port Colborne, Aug. 16th - Down: yacht Highland Queen, Port Rowan to Toronto; steamer Algonquin, Chicago to Kingston, corn; Nipigon and barges, Chassell to Ogdensburg, lumber.

Will Widen the Approach.

The government dredge has been again shifted back to the M.T. company's elevator. The channel leading to the elevator will be widened to give the larger boats ample room to turn. The dredge is taking advantage of the absence of grain boats at that point to do its work, and will continue to work to a point opposite the foot of Brock street.



Upon the arrival at Cape Vincent yesterday the captain of the steamer Richelieu was forbidden by superintendent Russell, of the N.Y.C. railroad, to land his passengers on the railroad wharf. Those on the wharf refused to take the lines and the crew had to step ashore and make the lines fast. After the steamer's passengers had landed she moved down to the wharf controlled by the fish hatchery company where her passengers boarded her.

On the afternoon trip a large crowd awaited the arrival of the Richelieu, and upon her pulling into the wharf the crowd took her lines and made them fast. The captain had orders to stop there and remain until the hour of leaving, and these he obeyed. However, this morning he received orders to stop at the fish hatchery wharf in future. Superintendent Russell made a special trip up from Watertown to forbid the captain of the Richelieu landing at the railroad wharf. He threatened each officer of the Richelieu with personal suit if they disobeyed his warning.

Heavy Travel Westward - The steamer Corsican passed up this afternoon with over one hundred passengers on board. Every stateroom was filled and cabin cots were called into requisition. The steamer was delayed nearly twenty minutes outside of Thousand Island park this forenoon, being unable to land her passengers on account of the steamers Islander and St. Lawrence holding the dock.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Aug 1898