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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Jun 1899

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no success in grappling for bodies of two men drowned off tug Bronson - currents, depth of water.

"The Montreal transportation company had an inspection made of the burned hull and engine and boilers. The damage to the tug is considered to be $16,000.

The bravery and heroic conduct of Capt. Joseph Murray, who stood at the wheel and steered the burning vessel to shore, thereby saving the lives of seven of the crew, while the flames were burning the shoes from off his feet, are subjects of general comment."

Welland Canal Report.

Port Dalhousie, June 24th - Passed down: steamer Tecumseh, Houghton to Collins Bay, timber; barge Marengo, Houghton to Collins Bay, timber; barge J.L. Case, Toledo to Collins Bay, timber.

Port Colborne, June 24th - Passed down: schooner S.H. Dunn, Toledo to Kingston, timber.



The steamer Toronto called at Swift's yesterday afternoon.

The schooner Emery called at Swift's today with coal from Charlotte.

The steamer North King had a goodly number from here on her trip to Brockville yesterday.

The steamer Tilley from Fort William unloaded 40,000 bushels of wheat at Richardsons' elevator and cleared again today.

The tug William Johnston and barge with 21,000 bushels of corn from Richardsons' elevator cleared for Montreal yesterday.

Operations at the burned tug Bronson at Alexandria Bay were commenced this morning, and it is expected the wreck will be here tomorrow.

The schooner Fleetwing lost its anchor about a month ago while at Swift's wharf. This morning diver Clark went down into the deep waters and located the lost article.

These steamers called at Craig's wharf yesterday: Persia and Lake Michigan from Montreal; Argyle from Oswego; Ocean from Toronto; Cuba from Cleveland; Shanly from Rideau canal ports.

p.3 Goderich Marine News - June 24th - The St. Andrew cleared on Monday, 19th inst. for Fort William, having brought a cargo of 37,000 bushels of wheat for Richardson Bros. The schooner Kahadin cleared on Wednesday, Capt. Caldwell, with oats and charcoal for Thessalon. Cargo for Dyment, 1,000,000 feet of lumber. The steamer City of Toledo took a large excursion party from Goderich to Detroit, returning on Friday morning with them, and taking Detroit excursionists back. On Friday evening the lake carrier W.P. Ketchem, Capt. W.J. Carter, Chicago, arrived with a cargo of 57,100 bushels of corn for Mooers' elevator. The steamer Clair, Capt. Joseph Glass, was loading at Thompson's mill for Sarnia.

p.6 A Great Wrecking Exploit - The success of the Collins Bay Rafting company, which means William Lesslie, in raising the steamship Gallia, has called attention to Kingston's success in that line. The Calvin company, the Donnelly wrecking company and the Collins Bay company are really the only Canadian firms who achieve distinction in that line, and the raising of the Gallia is probably the most successful yet of any of these undertakings. The people of Kingston are heartily pleased that manager Lesslie will meet a handsome reward for this clever piece of wrecking.

A Yacht Cruising Race - Kingston yacht club had a race to Clayton.

Death of Capt. Coleman Hinckley, sr. - The death occurred at Cape Vincent, N.Y., yesterday morning, of Capt. Coleman Hinckley, sr., one of the oldest marine men in this district. Deceased was born in New York state ninety one years ago and removed to Garden Island when quite young. He sailed for sixty years in these waters, first commanding a scow of his own and carrying grain for the Mortons. Later on he had an interest in the ferry between Kingston and Wolfe and Garden Islands with Kinghorn and Campbell. Fifteen years ago Capt. Hinckley retired from active marine life. He leaves four sons, Dexter, Augustus, Delos and Coleman, the latter being captain of the Columbian. Three daughters also survive. The flags on the steamers of the White Squadron and of the R. & O. boats are flying at half mast today out of respect to his memory. The funeral takes place tomorrow morning at eleven o'clock.

Incidents of the Day - Davis & Son have launched their fast yacht " C. Here," and it is as handsome in the water as it was on the ways.

An agreeable arrangement has been reached between the Donnelly salvage and wrecking company and the M.T. company regarding the tug Walker. The tug has now been raised sufficiently to be hauled up on the M.T. company's marine railway, and this morning the work was commenced.

There was a great crowd at Swift's wharf yesterday afternoon to see the steamer Toronto which arrived from Prescott. In getting away from the wharf the huge steamer backed out a long distance, then swung around with bow facing the city, then "right-wheeled" and proceeded up the lake.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Jun 1899