The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Sep 1899

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Sept. 5, 1899


Big Lake Liner Launched.

Detroit, Sept. 5th - The Angeline, one of the largest and finest steel freighters on the lake, was launched yesterday from the Detroit shipbuilding company's Wyandotte yard. The new vessel is owned by the Presque Isle transportation company. She is 435 feet long, beam fifty feet, depth twenty-eight feet. She is estimated to carry 7,000 tons of iron on a draught of eighteen feet, at a speed of twelve miles an hour.

Tug Wrecked - Three Drowned.

Sandusky, O., Sept. 5th - The tug Red Cloud, of Lorain, was wrecked off Cedar Point Sunday night, and it is believed that three lives were lost. The tug lost her bearings early in the evening and struck against the east side of the government jetty at Cedar Point and stove a hole in her side. She filled rapidly and the crew were forced to leave on rafts.

Engineer John O'Donnell and fireman James McDonald managed to reach shore after a hard battle with the waves. Capt. Frederick Hale, an extra fireman, and a small boy named Harry Kennedy, who took refuge on a raft, were not seen on leaving the tug, and are believe to have been drowned.

Vessels Grounded at Port Colborne.

Port Colborne, Sept. 4th - The north-easterly wind lowered the water in the harbor last night so that the steamer Rosemount, drawing sixteen feet, grounded between the piers early this morning and was unable to reach the elevator until noon today, when the water arose and floated the steamer. After lightering she proceeded down the canal this evening. The steamer Frost also had trouble getting through the locks owing to low water.



The schooner Pilot is receiving repairs in Davis' dry dock.

The schooner Two Brothers, with soft coal from Charlotte, is unloading at Anglin's.

The schooner Burton, from Sodus, is at the penitentiary wharf with coal, and the schooner Acacia, from the same place, is at Anglin's wharf.

The tug Thomson arrived from Montreal last night with five light barges, and cleared again for Oswego with two barges to load coal for Montreal.

The steamer Arabian, from Duluth, discharged 40,000 bushels of corn at the M.T. company's elevator yesterday, and cleared last night for upper lake ports.

Arrivals at Richardsons' elevator today: schooner Ballou, and sloops Maggie L. and Madcap, from bay ports; schooner Laura D., with hay from Wolfe Island.

The steamer James Swift went into Davis' dry-dock on Saturday night to have a new bucket placed on her paddle wheel, the old one having been lost on the Saturday trip to Kingston.

The tug Bronson was released from the M.T. company's marine railway on Saturday afternoon. Today she left for Montreal with three grain laden barges. Capt. Murray is again in command.

The tug Petrel is in the government dry dock receiving repairs and improvements prior to leaving for the lower St. Lawrence river to take part in a big wrecking operation. She will occupy the dock all week.

The steamer New York, of the white squadron, will complete her summer business on Thursday and go into winter quarters at this port. She had a most successful season. Thousands of passengers travelled on her, but not a single one received any accident, not as much as a wetting.

The steamer Princess Louise, which left Davis' dry-dock on Friday night, ran on a shoal near Seeley's Bay on Saturday while on her way to Westport. The steamer James Swift attempted to pull her off but was unable to do so, as she had a broken wheel. The Princess Louise had run out of the channel.

A Great Marine Record.

Capt. Frank Boland, of the schooner Abbie L. Andrews, is one of the best known masters on the lakes. He built the Andrews twenty-six years ago and has sailed her every season since, not missing a single trip. He has never lost a sailor, never had an accident, never wet a bushel of wheat, never gone aground and never cost any insurance company a penny. The boat has the reputation of being the best preserved canaler sailing. Capt. Boland is sixty years of age and is hale and hearty. The Whig knows him well enough to say that his record for safety is not due to good luck alone, but to caution and good sailing qualities.

p.4 A Fine Trip - Every year the Bay of Quinte route to Rochester and return is becoming more popular. By this route it is possible to leave Kingston or Rochester either on Tuesday or Thursday and thus escape the crowding so characteristic of the Sunday trip. Leaving Kingston on the steamer Hero on either of the days specified, the beauties of the Bay of Quinte are passed in daylight. At midnight the steamer North King is met at Brighton, where passengers transfer for Rochester. Few persons transfer before midnight, so that a room is not required until the North King is boarded, when purser Bartlett makes it his business to see that every passenger is comfortably put up for the night. Rochester is reached at seven o'clock the next morning. Returning from Rochester the same conditions are met with, only it is the Hero that is boarded for the trip down the bay. It is a grand trip guaranteed to bring back the flush of youth and the long lost appetite and make a person feel young again.

p.6 Incidents of the Day - The dispute over the ownership of the old steamer City of Kingston, sunk in Anglin's Bay will, again come up at the police court tomorrow morning. No settlement has as yet been reached among the parties implicated.

The steamer Alexandria, from Toronto, called at Craig's wharf this morning.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Sep 1899