The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Jun 1899

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The sloop Granger cleared for Stella with shingles from the Rathbun company.

The schooner Fabiola, from Oswego, is at Swift & Co.'s wharf discharging coal.

The schooner Freeman is at the cotton mill wharf discharging a cargo of coal.

The schooner Fleetwing cleared today for Oswego to load coal for this port.

The schooner Kate is at James Sowards' wharf discharging coal. She is from Oswego.

The steamer Corsican, Montreal to Toronto, touched at Swift & Co.'s wharf yesterday.

The tug Active arrived with three light barges from Montreal, and cleared again with four grain-laden.

The schooner Freeman is unloading coal for Crawford & Co. The Acacia cleared for Oswego on Saturday night.

The schooner Minnie, after unloading 4,000 bushels of peas at Richardsons' elevator cleared today for Channel Grove.

The steamer Columbian left this afternoon for Trenton, where she will take aboard the 3rd Dragoons and carry them to the Niagara camp.

Called at Craig & Co.'s wharf: steamer Persia, Montreal; steamer Ocean, Toronto; steamer Melbourne, Toledo; steamer Lake Michigan, Hamilton.

The famous Knapp roller boat will be transferred from Toronto to Prescott next week. Mr. Knapp has not decided to what use he will put the ship.

The S.S. Bannockburn and consorts Winnipeg and Dunmore are at the M.T. company's elevator with 175,000 bushels of wheat from Fort William. They clear tonight for Chicago.

On the 12th inst. Capt. Dunlop will leave for Montreal to assume command of the steamer Bohemian, which clears on the 13th for Prescott, there to connect with the new steamer Toronto. Superstitious mariners shake their heads in a doubtful manner when it is mentioned that the Toronto begins her regular trips on the 13th.

Nine Schooners Seized.

The schooner Helvetia, late of Valleyfield, is joined in her troubles by eight other schooners, and though the nine are in waters far apart, they are all under seizure, and their final disposition will not be known until the admiralty court meets in Quebec in December.

Plaintiffs in the case are the Donnelly salvage & wrecking company, Kingston, who claim from the various owners of the boats the sum of $100 ? each for towing done last summer. When the boats were caught in the ice at Valleyfield, and the Atlantic transportation company began to get into difficulties, the Donnelly company seized them all, but Charles Archar, acting for the owners, put a caveat making himself responsible for security being put up. The boats were: Helvetia, Frank D. Given, R. Halloren, H.W. Sage, Samuel Foster, Metacomet, Charwall, Shawnee ? and William McGregor. Yesterday Mr. Archer gave the formal security. The bank of Commerce, bank of Montreal and Domion bank, having received instructions from American banks doing business with the owners of the various boats, became the securities. Capt. Marks, late of the Helvetia, is still in Valleyfield, and has not been capiased, as stated in an evening paper. [Montreal Herald]

Welland Canal Report.

Port Dalhousie, June 4th - Up: steamers Governor Smith, Ogdensburg to Chicago; Cuba, Montreal to Toledo.

Down: steamer Prince, Chicago to Ogdensburg.

Arrived down today: steamer Orion, Fort William to Kingston, wheat.

p.4 District Dashes - Capt. James Hudgin, light-keeper on the False Ducks, and Mrs. Hudgin are enjoying a well deserved rest, having been granted a week's leave of absence by the deputy-minister of marine.

p.6 Steamyacht Ashore - The handsome steam yacht Electric, owned by J.J. Wright, manager of the Toronto Electric light works, is tied up at Swift & Co.'s wharf. While coming up the river Saturday evening she ran on a shoal off the head of Howe Island. The steamer America, passing shortly afterwards, pulled the steamyacht off, after which she steamed to this city. She was uninjured.

Schooner Dobbie Sunk - Amherstburg, June 5th - The schooner Thomas Dobbin, of Oswego, lumber laden and bound down, struck on a rock abreast of Bar Point light Saturday and sunk. She lies in twelve feet of water, with the stern well out in the channel.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Jun 1899