The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Oct 1900

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The schooner Acacia cleared to-day for Sodus.

The tug Thomson cleared for Montreal with four laden barges.

The tug Thomson arrived from Charlotte with two coal barges.

Goderich breakwater has been completed. The piers are now in order.

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

The S.S. Bannockburn arrived at the M.T. company elevator to-day from Chicago.

At Richardsons' elevator: Schooners Echo, Monitor and sloop Idlewild, from bay ports.

The steamer Bothnia will likely clear tonight for Big Inlet to load lumber for Oswego.

Davis & Sons have started the framework of a new tug, sixty five feet long, for a Cornwall man.

The steambarge Parsons and barge Jessie, from Charlotte, are unloading coal at the spile dock.

Capt. Bates will procure another small vessel to carry coal between Charlotte, Oswego and Kingston.

Steamer Arabian cleared for Kingston on Monday from Goderich after adding to her cargo 1,000 barrels of salt.

Davis & Sons will build an 115 foot steamer this winter for service on the river. The boat will run excursions principally out of Prescott and Brockville.

The schooner M.L. Breck, Capt. Daniel Sutherland, is a wreck on the Sleeping Bear. Capt. Sutherland, his wife, family and crew were saved, and are yet at Tobermory.

Vessel Nearly Founders.

Capt. Donnelly has received word that the steamer G.C. Houghton, laden with iron from Escanaba to Prescott, had a very narrow escape from foundering during the last storm, while coming down Lake Ontario. The vessel got into the trough of the sea and became unmanageable, until thirty tons of her cargo were thrown overboard. She is now at Prescott discharging her cargo, and is leaking very badly. If not pulled up on the marine railway at Ogdensburg she will probably come to the Kingston drydock.

He Warned Him - Capt. Allen, of the steamer Pierrepont, warned a citizen, who goes over to Wolfe Island quite often, that he must not climb over the side and jump to the wharf before the steamer lands. The steamboat company is generally liable for accidents, and Capt. Allen is determined to put a stop to a practice which has become very common. The next time the citizen attempts to jump he will be taken charge of by the crew.



While scraping the mast of the schooner Marionette, at Chippewa Point, near Brockville, this morning, Alexander McLennan, M. Cunningham and J. Fox, fell from the triangle to the deck. McLennan died two hours later from the injuries he received. His remains will be brought to Kingston this evening. Deceased was formerly wheelman on the steamer North King, and lived latterly in Port Hope. He leaves a wife and six children.

Cunningham was badly injured, and was brought to the general hospital. Fox was uninjured.

The schooner Minnes, from lake ports with grain, arrived at Richardson's elevator this afternoon.

The last crib for this season was put on the breakwater at Cape Vincent today.

The sloop Rover cleared this afternoon for Cape Vincent with lumber.

The steamer Pierrepont went to Gananoque this afternoon.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Oct 1900