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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Nov 1900

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p.1 No Fault Of His - Hamilton, Nov. 22nd - Capt. Fairgrieve, owner of the steamer Arabian, is threatened with an action for damages for alleged breach of contract in not sending the Arabian to Cleveland for the American steel and wire company, which had chartered her for Nov. 20th. The Arabian was ashore at White Fish Point, Lake Superior, for nearly two weeks, and got to Sault Ste. Marie only on Tuesday afternoon. It was, therefore, not through any fault of her owner, that she did not reach Cleveland in time.

Steamer Jenny On The Bottom - Pickering, Ont., Nov. 22nd - The steambarge Jennie (sic), of Hamilton, loaded with pig iron, bound for Cobourg, sank outside Pickering harbor yesterday. The crew reached the shore in safety. The cargo will be saved.

Sunk At Belleville - Nov. 22nd - The schooner H.M. Ballou let go her anchor when entering the harbor yesterday, but the force of the gale rode her over it and the anchor stock made a hole in her bottom. She is on bottom in about seven feet of water and it is expected she will be raised this afternoon. She is owned by Capt. Smith, of Cressey.

p.2 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Hero did not venture from Swift's wharf yesterday afternoon.

The sloop Madcap, from bay ports, unloaded grain at Richardson's elevator today.

p.5 Five Hours In a Yawl Boat - sailor from schooner Robert Macdonald in yawl boat to retrieve cap, forgets to put in plug, yawl fills with water, drifts to Barriefield, sailor exhausted - details.

Barge Foundered - Child Drowned - Word was received in the city today that the barge Rover, on her way from Kingston to Washburn to lay up for the season, had foundered at "The Reach," this side of Washburn, during yesterday's gale. Besides the crew of one or two men, Capt. Daniel Smith had his wife and family on board. It was reported this afternoon that one of the children had been drowned. The rest of the crew escaped in safety. Capt. Smith belongs to Washburn. As the barge was to lay up for the season, the yawl boat had been left in the city, thus increasing their danger.

Had to Seek Shelter - New Island Wanderer left Kingston for Cape Vincent but had to stay at foot of Wolfe Island overnight - details.

Incidents of the Day - The tug Thistle and scow Denver went ashore at Cape Vincent during last night's hurricane.

The Donnelly wrecking company were notified this morning that the steambarge Jennie was ashore at Frenchman's Bay, near Toronto. Capt. Donnelly will proceed to the scene of the accident.

p.6 Blown Into The Lake - Daniel Sophy, Deseronto, second mate on the schooner Burton, while attempting to walk from Crawford's wharf onto the schooner Acacia; rescued by Capt. Bongard (Bougard ?) of Acacia.

Did Not Attempt To Cross - Even the old gunboat Pierrepont had to submit to the wind and the waves yesterday. She did not dare attempt to cross from Wolfe Island to the city, but lay at the island all night. The gunboat would have been blown over Fort Henry despite the efforts of her gallant crew.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Nov 1900