The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Sep 1899

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The schooner Echo is receiving repairs in Davis' dry-dock.

The schooner Eliza Fisher cleared this morning for Charlotte.

The schooner Acacia, from Oswego, is at the penitentiary wharf with coal.

The schooner Burton, from Sodus, is unloading coal at the asylum wharf.

The schooner Emery, from Charlotte, is unloading coal at Crawford's wharf.

The schooner Katie Eccles, from Port Hope, discharged 8,200 bushels of rye at the M.T. company's elevator this morning.

Arrivals at Richardson's elevator: schooner Kate, from Wellington, with 6,000 bushels peas; schooner Mary, from Picton, with 5,000 bushels of peas; schooner Two Brothers, from Consecon, with 5,000 bushels of rye; sloop Madcap, from Bath, with 2,000 bushels of oats.

The steamer Princess Louise is still on the shoal near Seeley's Bay, and it is doubtful if she will get off. Mariners think she will split in two and break up very soon.

The timber for Capt. Noonan's new steamer has arrived, and work will be commenced at Davis & Sons at once. As soon as navigation closes the hull will be placed in the dry-dock.

The steamer Cambria made her last trip from Toronto to the Thousand Islands yesterday. She had a fair number on board. Torontonians have patronized these excursions very well this past summer.

At Sault Ste. Marie.

The steamers Glengarry and Bannockburn with consorts, all laden with grain, are at Sault Ste. Marie. The first named arrived there Saturday and the Bannockburn last night. They cannot get down until the sunken steamer Haughton has been removed. Capt. Gaskin this morning had not received any intelligence to the effect that the channel had been cleared, but he expects it had been cleared out by Sunday night. blocked by wreck.

p.4 The steamer North King did not arrive yesterday morning until eleven o'clock, being detained two hours near Belleville on account of fog. Yesterday was the last trip of the North King to Brockville.



Milwaukee, Sept. 9th - Capt. Richard Freeman and sailor Nelson Alguire, the sole survivors of the Canadian schooner Lisgar, which went down in Lake Huron on Sunday last, arrived in this city today aboard the steamer Case. The two survivors were picked up by the Case on Thursday morning twenty miles south-east of Thunder Bay island light. The roof of the cabin of the Lisgar floats about Lake Huron with the body of the captain's wife and two sailors lashed to it. The bodies of two other men are in Lake Huron. The rescued men were in a weak condition and had almost given up hope, as the steamer Northland had raced by them only an hour before. The rescued captain had nothing to eat from Saturday night to Thursday morning. Nelson Alguire hails from Berwick, Ont. In describing the sinking of the ship he said: "We were running north by west, trying to make Cove Island. The Lisgar had opened some and was taking in some water. The steamer whistled for assistance. We lowered away the jib, hoisted a staysail and ran south by east before the wind. This was in the opposite direction to that we had been going. We ran in this way about twenty minutes, when all of a sudden the Lisgar just smashed and went right down. The after cabin top floated, making a raft. When the sea had calmed down all were dead. We bailed out the the yawl, lashed the bodies to the raft and started for the American shore." The list of persons lost on the Lisgar is as follows: Owen Gallagher, first mate, thirty-four years old, unmarried, lived in St. Catharines, Ont.; Patrick Joyce, seaman, forty-four years old, unmarried, lived at St. Catharines, Ont.; Frank Dougall, seaman, thirty-two years old, unmarried, lived at Kingston, Ont.; Mrs. Richard Freeman, wife of the captain, twenty-three years old, lived at St. Catharines, Ont.; unknown seaman, twenty-three years old, lived at Hamilton, Ont. Capt. Freeman and Alguire drifted around in Lake Huron in an open boat ninety-one hours before being picked up. They left for the Welland Canal on the steamer Haskell tonight.

Called at Craig's wharf yesterday: steamer Persia from Toronto; steamer Ocean from Montreal; steamer Melbourne from Toledo.

Incidents of the Day - John Donnelly, jr., is still at Quebec waiting until the dry dock there can be obtained in which to place the S.S. Porter, which the Donnelly wrecking company recently raised.

The schooner Eliza Fisher started last night for Deseronto, but had to turn back on account of the heavy sea and wind, and is now lying at Craig's wharf.

The schooner Falconer arrived today from Charlotte with coal for the Rathbun company.

The schooner Fabiola arrived from Charlotte with coal for Swift & Co.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Sep 1899