The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Oct 1899

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The steambarge Alberta cleared today for Clayton with lumber.

The schooner Fabiola from Charlotte is unloading coal at Swift's.

The tug Thomson cleared this morning for Montreal with four grain laden barges.

The sloop Granger from bay ports unloaded a cargo of grain at Richardsons' elevator today.

The Donnelly wrecking outfit will arrive from Quebec tomorrow. The S.S. Porter has been placed in the drydock there.

The steamer Hero will go into Davis' dry dock next Tuesday for repairs, and the steamer North King will take the Hero's bay route until the following Friday.

Capts. Donnelly and Gaskin and W.J. McNeill made a survey of the steamer Tecumseh, which had part of her cargo damaged. They found that 500 bushels had been damaged by stress of weather and 4,466 bushels through leaky boilers. Capt. Donnelly will not allow the steamer Tecumseh to clear until her boilers have been repaired.

To Build a Boat.

R. Davis has returned from Gravenhurst, where he consulted with some members of a navigation company just being formed. A palace steamer to cost $20,000 is to be built for the Muskoka lakes, and the Davis shipbuilding company will do the work which may be commenced in December. Three large hotels are to be built in the Muskoka district in order to accommodate tourists. Last summer the visitors to Muskoka numbered 5,000 more than in 1898.


Sunk Through Mistake of Wheelman.

Amherstburg, Oct. 12th - The schooner Mary Amelia, bound up, light, owned and sailed by Capt. George VanCamp, of Port Huron, was sunk yesterday half a mile below Bois Blanc light by the schooner Selkirk, bound down, light, in tow of the tug Miner. It appears that the wheelman on the sunken boat was inexperienced, and turned his wheel the wrong way, and ran directly across the bow of the Selkirk. Both captains agree on the cause of the accident, and have made a statement to the United States consul here to this effect. The Selkirk is slightly damaged, and will make repairs here. No insurance on either boat.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Oct 1899