The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Dec 1899

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Home From His Trip.

Capt. Thomas Donnelly, inspector for the board of marine insurance underwriters, returned this morning after a two weeks' trip. He first went to Midland, where he adjusted the loss to the grain cargo of the steamer Crescent. Then he adjusted the loss by fire to the steamer Imperial, totally destroyed at Amherstburg. Thence he was called to Lacelle, Quebec to settle the loss of the steamer Princess Louise, burned there some days ago. It will be remembered that last spring J.L. Johnston, L'Original, Que., brother-in-law of Dr. A.P. Knight, purchased the steamer Princess Louise from Folger Bros. She was put in commission on the Ottawa river, but subsequently was taken down the St. Lawrence. Fire completely destroyed her. She was insured for $2,500.



The S.S. Rosemount from Fort William, arrived today at the M.T. company elevator with 75,000 bushels of wheat.

The tug Maggie May and the sloop Dandy, from Trenton, arrived at Richardsons' elevator this morning with a cargo of grain.

At noon today all marine insurance risks expired. Grain cargoes insured at port of departure before noon will be carried to their destination, but further risks will not be taken after twelve o'clock. By the payment of extra premiums risks on hulls will be extended until the 5th inst.

p.6 Incidents of the Day - The schooner Fabiola is at Swift & Co.'s wharf unloading a cargo of coal. She is from Oswego.

The steamer Rosemount, which arrived this morning from Fort William with 78,000 bushels of wheat, will at once go into winter quarters. She has had a most successful season.

Dec. 2, 1899

p.1 A Drowning Fatality - Mrs. McPhee, 70, her son and Miss Moreland, 18, put out in skiff from Salmon Pt. (sic - should be Salmon Island) lighthouse which they keep and headed for Amherst Island, overturned, two women drowned.



The tugs Thomson and Bronson arrived today from Montreal.

A Montreal firm has placed in winter quarters here a number of barges, so that the grain movement from Richardsons' elevator will commence as soon as navigation opens.

Montreal parties are endeavouring to purchase the wreck of the steamer Rothesay, which lies in the bottom of the St. Lawrence River below Prescott. They also want the steamer Caribou, lying at the bottom of the boneyard at the Massena railway. Both are wanted for their iron, owing to the advance in the price of iron.

Dec. 4, 1899

p.2 Incidents of the Day - The tug Glide and barge arrived from Montreal.

p.6 The Two Bodies Found - father of Miss Moreland was keeper of Salmon Island lighthouse.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Dec 1899