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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Nov 1898

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p.1 During a snow storm and severe wind the steamer St. Lawrence went ashore on Saturday night off Point Betsey, Michigan. She has the appearance of being broken in two. The ship was loaded with 64,000 bushels of corn, insured for $26,000, and shipped by the Richardson company, Chicago, in care of the Prescott elevator company at Prescott. The steamer is valued at $75,000 and is believed to be insured. The wrecking tug Favorite has gone to her assistance.

Sunk In the Canal.

Valleyfield, Que., Nov. 28th - While the tug Sir John was going through the canal, en route to Montreal for repairs, the thick ice cut a hole in her bow. She was steered to one side of the canal where she sank. Traffic is not impeded.



The schooner Kate, Wellington, with 6,000 bushels of barley, is at Richardson & Sons' elevator.

Messrs. Folger Bros. have purchased the coal in the stranded barge Hector, ashore at a point west of Wellington.

The tug Active arrived yesterday from Montreal with four light barges. She cleared again, light, for Prescott to bring up six barges.

The steamer St. Andrews, wheat laden from Fort William to this port, passed Sault Ste. Marie yesterday. The steamer Bannockburn and consort Minnedosa are also bound down.

It is expected that if fine weather favors the wreckers, the stranded barge Hector will be released today. Work can only be prosecuted during a calm or when the wind is from the east.

The Globe and the whaleback James B. Colgate, two large steel steamers, came into collision in Duluth harbor on Saturday. Both are badly damaged and are resting on the bottom of the river.

Mr. Lesslie has succeeded in attaching 6 pontoons to the wrecked Cornwall bridge span in the south channel, and will likely have the rest of the floaters in position in a day or two. If they do their work as expected they should take the immense mass of iron to shallow water in short order.

The steamer Glengarry had a rough time of it in making the scene of the stranded barge Hector on Saturday last. When she left here the wind was blowing strongly and there was a heavy fall of snow. The steamer was in good hands, however, and reached her destination all right.

The fact that those searching for the Walker are unable to locate her is occasioning surprise. It was asserted that it would be the easiest thing in the world to find the tug, as she was supposed to have gone down in forty feet of water at a point about 125 yards from shore. It is claimed by some, however, that the tug lies in 15 fathoms of water, or ninety feet below the surface.

Capt. Henning, Port Hope, owner of the schooner Marianette, stranded on the Charity shoals, arrived in the city yesterday and last evening was taken across to Cape Vincent on the tug Rival. The schooner was bound for Ogdensburg with lumber. The steamer Nichols has been chartered to effect the schooner's release. The members of the crew of the schooner were taken off by Nichols and landed at Cape Vincent. With half a day of calmness it is expected the Marionette can be floated, when she will clear for Ogdensburg. Her cargo is insured for $375, but the vessel, valued at $4,000, is uninsured.

p.4 Successful Season - The steamer Princess Louise, plying between Ottawa and Thurso, was taken off the route on Friday. The season has been a successful one. The steamer was the first through the locks coming down from Kingston, and is the last to leave the river. E. Abbott Johnson, the proprietor, and Capt. F.L. Johnson, sailed their last trip amid cheers at each landing point for the proprietor of the boat and captain.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Nov 1898