The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Oct 1899

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Lake Propellor Sinks Tug.

Buffalo, Oct. 2nd - Off the south entrance of the Niagara river channel yesterday the tug E.E. Frost, bound for Tonawanda, was run down by the lake propeller New Orleans, outbound from Chicago, and sunk in twenty-two feet of water. Her captain, Curtis P. Cole, was in the pilot house and was carried down. Pressure of water prevented his opening the door and escaping until the tug righted on the bottom. He then succeeded in releasing himself and floated to the surface. The engineer and fireman of the Frost escaped on life rafts, and with captain Cole, were rescued by the tug Gee. The propeller stood on her course without stopping. No explanation of the accident was given.

p.6 Incidents of the Day - Arrivals at Craig's wharf on Sunday: steamer Ocean from Montreal; and steamer Cuba from Cleveland. The steamer Persia from Toronto called this morning.

Oct. 3, 1899



The tug Bronson arrived this morning from Charlotte with two barges of coal.

The steamer D.D. Calvin was in the government dry dock yesterday having her shoe tightened.

The schooner Idlewild, from bay ports, arrived this morning at Richardsons' elevator with a cargo of barley.

The schooner Tradewind, from Lake Ontario ports, discharged a cargo of wheat and rye at the M.T. company elevator this morning.

Harbor master McCammon reports that the water in the harbor is at the same level now as it was at the same time last year. This level is designated by zero.

The steamers Algerian and Hamilton are the only R. & O. steamers now running from Hamilton to Montreal. A few passengers still continue to travel by water, but the traffic is almost entirely in freight.

p.6 Schooner Waterlogged - Alpena, Mich., Oct. 3rd - The schooner M.L. Breck, of Kingston, became waterlogged off Thunder Bay Island at six o'clock yesterday morning in a south-west gale. She made five feet of water inside of an hour. She is loaded with lumber and will be brought to Alpena to be pumped.

Put Into Winter Quarters - Capt. Andrew Dunlop returned to the city today after putting the steamer Bohemian in winter quarters at Sorel. Capt. Dunlop had a successful season and received great praise for his summer record. He will take a trip up to Hamilton tomorrow.

A Beautiful Yacht.

The magnificent steamyacht Dinginess, built at Sparrow Hook Point, Md., for Mrs. A. Carnegie, Pittsburgh, Pa., at a cost of $80,000, but subsequently sold to J. Fletcher, Alpena, Mich., for $40,000, was in port this afternoon bound for Alpena. Her owner and a dozen friends were aboard. The yacht is counted the most luxurious that has ever visited this harbor. She is speedy and comfortable, and those aboard are fully enjoying all the comforts she affords.

Incidents of the Day - The sloop A. Smith arrived at noon today from Clayton to load lumber at Rathbun's wharf for Clayton.

The steamer John Milne, coal laden from Oswego to Smith's Falls, passed up the Rideau this morning.

The steamer Alexandria, Hamilton to Montreal, touched at this port last evening.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Oct 1899