The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Sep 1900

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p.1 The tug Kate and two light barges, from Ottawa, arrived at Garden Island this morning.

p.2 Personal Mention - Capt. Noonan, of steamer Rideau Queen, still suffering from injured knee.


The steamer Alexandria called at Craig's wharf last night.

The steamer James Swift continues to run to Ottawa until November.

The steamer Glengarry and two barges cleared for Charlotte last night to load coal.

At Richardsons' elevator: Schooners Echo and Laura D. and steambarge Chub, from bay ports.

The tug Nellie Reid and grain laden barge cleared from Richardsons' elevator to-day for Montreal.

The tug Active arrived from Montreal with four light barges, and cleared down with three barges, grain laden.

The steamer Algerian did not arrive at Swift's wharf until one o'clock this morning. She had a rough passage from Toronto, and had to remain at Trenton for six hours on account of the fierce storm.

The steamer from Charlotte to Port Hope and Cobourg makes her last trip Oct. 13th. The last trip between Charlotte, N.Y., and Kingston, via Bay of Quinte, will be from Charlotte, Oct. 13th and from Kingston, Sunday, Oct. 7th.

The steamer James Swift was ten hours late in arriving from Ottawa yesterday. She had a trying time on the Big Rideau lake, after leaving Oliver's Ferry, on Thursday, and had to run into a marsh for shelter. The night was so dark that landmarks could not be discerned. The steamer cleared again for Ottawa early this morning.



A Barge And Four People Disappear In River.

Port Huron, Mich., Sept. 22nd - Without a word of warning, the steel straight-back Yunia last night crashed into the barge John Martin, in tow of the steamer Grover, and the Martin sank in thirty seconds, carrying down three men and a woman with her.

The accident occurred in the rapids, just below the Fontana wreck, and the channel is completely blocked. The missing and undoubtedly dead are:

Capt. James A. Lawless, Lorain, Ohio.

Mate William Ross, Toledo, Ohio.

Steward, Miss Bacon, Cleveland, Ohio.

Unknown sailor.

The Fontana wreck, which is regarded as the cause of last night's collision, occurred on Aug. 4th. Since then no effort has been made to raise the craft. The owners abandoned it to the underwriters and the underwriters two days ago threw up their hands and declared the United States government must take charge of the wreck.

The blockade is the most serious in the history of the great lakes. All loaded craft will be held up for perhaps weeks. As nine-tenths of the commerce of the lakes passes Port Huron, the losses to shipping and commercial interests will be enormous.

Engineer Drowned - Fort William, Ont., Sept. 22nd - Alexander Marr, second engineer of the S.S. Strathcona, was drowned last night by falling from the dock into the water. He was a native of Dundee, Scotland.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Sep 1900