The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Sep 1900

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p.1 Jacob Rominger, a fireman on the tug Siemans, fell into the river at Windsor, Ont., and was drowned. The man was thirty-five years of age, unmarried and belonged to Wiarton.

Capt. Thomas Donnelly returned today from Toronto, where he held a survey on the steam yacht Viola, injured at Cornwall a day or two ago. Her bottom was slightly injured.



At Richardsons' elevator: Schooners Helen, Monitor, Idlewild and Katie Eccles, from bay ports.

The number of passengers carried during the present season over the different routes surpasses any previous year in the history of the Richelieu & Ontario company.

The new steamer Kingston is proceeding rapidly in construction. The board is discussing the building of four new boats for the western St. Lawrence business of the company.

At the M.T. company elevator: Tug Bronson arrived from Montreal, light, and cleared again with four grain laden barges. Tug Active arrived from Montreal with four light barges. Tug Thomson cleared for Oswego with two barges to load coal.

The steambarge Waterlily arrived at Garden Island with coal.

The steamers Cuba and Ocean, from Montreal, called at Craig's wharf last evening.

At Swift's wharf: steamer Toronto on down and up trips; steamer James Swift from Ottawa.

The tug Charlie Ferris passed this port for Oswego, this morning, with two barges, lumber laden.

p.4 In the local yacht race series, the standing by points is: Tepzi, 12; Cock Robin, 7; Kestrel, 5; Norma, 4; Geisha, 3; Harmony, 1. The Cock Robin was in only one of the two races. The final result is still in doubt. S. Calvin's flyer has a good chance of winning it.

The Affairs of the Hour - The ore-laden barge John B. Lyon collapsed a few miles west of Girard, in Lake Erie, and sank in eighty feet of water. Of her crew of sixteen persons eleven were drowned, and five, including the woman cook, were saved.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Sep 1900