The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Oct 1898

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p.1 Pith of the News - A wrecking expedition has been sent by the Inman tug line, Duluth, Minn., to the steamer Henry Chisholm, which is stranded on the Rock of Ages. The Chisholm is reported to be rapidly breaking up. Vessel and cargo will be a total loss. She was built in 1880 and registered 1,332 net tons.

The steamer Dixon arrived at Port Arthur Friday night from Duluth with six of the crew of the steamer Chisholm, who were picked up from a yawl boat by the Dixon last evening.

While coming down Lake Ontario a day or two ago the schooner Augustus, in tow of the steamer Armenia, broke away and had to make shift for herself. She came to anchor safely under the point known as the Scotch bonnet, where she lies snuggly. The Armenia reached Garden Island safely.



The schooner Two Brothers is expected in from Oswego this evening.

The schooner Acacia cleared for Charlotte today to load coal for Booth & Co.

The steamer Glengarry and Minnedosa from Fort William will arrive in port tonight.

The schooner Trade Wind from Charlotte with coal for J. Mallen is discharging at the foot of Queen street.

The R. & O. navigation company's new passenger steamer Toronto will try her machinery in the latter part of next week.

The steamer Black Rock, after discharging wheat at the M.T. company's elevator yesterday, cleared for Lake Erie to load copper.

The tug Thomson arrived from Oswego this morning with two coal laden barges, and picking up four grain laden barges here proceeded on to Montreal.

The schooner Annandale was released from Davis' dry dock yesterday after receiving slight repairs, and cleared for Sodus Point to load coal for Gananoque.

p.4 An Attractive Painting - On exhibition in S. Lowe's store, Portsmouth, is a striking marine painting, the work of Capt. Pierce. The view portrayed is Portsmouth harbor, with the penitentiary wall, the front road and town hall, and the ship yard standing out prominently as borders. On the harbor appears Capt. Pierce's yacht under full canvas and bending low to a heavy breeze. The painting has been favorably criticized.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Oct 1898