The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Sep 1899

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The schooner Falconer cleared today for Charlotte.

The tug Bronson left for Montreal last night with four grain-laden barges.

The steam barge Coaster left Davis' dry dock this afternoon after receiving repairs. On Monday, when below Prescott, the Coaster had a hole stove in her bottom, and great difficulty was experienced in keeping her afloat till Kingston was reached. The captain does not know how the accident occurred, and says the bottom must have raised up and punched the vessel.

The steamer Princess Louise was released from the shoal at Seeley's Bay and proceeded up the Rideau. But misfortunes never come singly. When below Newboro the steamer ran aground, but was hauled off soon afterwards. Again in the Big Rideau Lake, she ran on a shoal, but was again successful in getting off. The steamer is now engaged running to the Ottawa fair.



Goderich, Sept. 12th - The St. Andrew cleared on Monday with a cargo of pressed hay and apples for Port Arthur. Her cargo of wheat is always about the same, 32,000 bushels, for Richardson & Sons. This time the cargo is for England. The Kathadin was lying at Dyment's dock on Saturday unloading her cargo of 500,000 feet of lumber for the Messrs. Dyment. The steambarge Clinton and tow Grimsby left last week for Parry Sound. Their old crew felt like going to their homes, and several hands were taken on here. We learn that Capt. Freeman, of the ill-fated Lisgar, was picked up with one of the Lisgar's crew after being ninety hours on the water in one of the Lisgar's boats. The whole fleet was old and should not have been sent out. The Madelaine T. Downing came in last week with 19,000 bushels of corn for Mooers' elevator. Capt. Freeman is the son of the late Capt. Freeman, who was stricken with paralysis after entering the harbor and died two days later. The crew were all new but Mrs. Parker, the stewardess, was retained....

p.6 Incidents of the Day - The new lighthouse on Snake Island shoal is being pushed ahead. The frame work for the house is in position.

The steamers America, Empire State, St. Lawrence, Cyclone, Pierrepont, Varuna, Islander and half a dozen smaller craft brought large excursions to the city today.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Sep 1899