The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Aug 1900

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p.1 Vessel Sunk - Sailors Drowned - Detroit, Aug. 1st - About two o'clock the schooner J.S. Richards was sunk off Walkerville, in collision with the steamer John Moore, and two sailors on the schooner were drowned.

p.2 Personal Mention - The steamer Jessie Bain, having on board the government surveying party, was in port this morning.

Capt. P. McGlade, running a government tug between Cornwall and Montreal, has returned to his home on Rideau street, suffering with pneumonia. He is seriously ill.



The schooner Lydon cleared for Oswego last night.

The schooner Burton cleared this morning for Fairhaven.

The steamer Algerian was at Swift's wharf last night.

The schooner Marionette cleared last night for Fairhaven.

The steamer Persia, from Toronto, called at Craig's wharf this morning.

The tugs Thomson and Active arrived to-day from Charlotte, each with two barges, coal laden.

The tug Hall arrived from Montreal to-day with four light barges, and cleared with four barges, grain laden.

The S.S. Bannockburn and consorts from Fort William are expected at the M.T. company's elevator on Friday.

Arrivals to-day at Swift's wharf: Steamer Toronto on her down and up trips; steamer James Swift from Ottawa.

The steamer Rideau Queen left Davis' dry dock to-day after having a new wheel placed in position. She leaves tomorrow morning on her regular trip. The steamer James Swift, which arrives from Ottawa this evening, will remain here till Friday afternoon.

p.6 Down The River - As the steamer Islander was pulling out from Fine View wharf on Tuesday the link connecting the rod and chain of the steering gear broke amidships. A tiller was substituted by means of which the Islander was run across the river to the Rock Island lighthouse, where the rudder chain was mended and the boat ran on to Clayton after a delay of about half an hour.

Marine Notes.

The schooners Annandale and Eliza White cleared today for Oswego.

The steambarge Alberta entered Davis' dry dock this afternoon for repairs.

Harry Corby's steam yacht, from Belleville, arrived in the harbor this afternoon.

The steambarge Nicholls cleared this afternoon for Dexter, N.Y., with two barges laden with cedar posts.

The steamer Myles, from Fort William, with 40,000 bushels of wheat, arrived at Richardsons' elevator this afternoon.

The Collins Bay rafting company today sent a diving outfit down to Cardinal. Some time ago the steamer Saturn struck a pier there, injuring it; the rafting company is now about to make repairs.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Aug 1900