The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Nov 1900

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p.1 Held By The Sheriff - Ogdensburg, N.Y., Nov. 29th - Under sheriff Wilson seized the passenger steamer Unique in behalf of a man named Pardee from Sarnia, Ont., who holds a mortgage on her for $15,000. A notice of seizure has been posted on her and the sheriff is aboard. She will be sold at public auction next week.



The steamer Glengarry cleared this morning for Prescott, light.

The schooner Two Brothers, from Oswego with coal, arrived this morning at Sowards' wharf.

Marine movements about Kingston harbor are growing less. In another week all the coal and grain vessels will be laid up.

The steamer Bothnia and schooner Augusta, coal laden, from Rochester, for the locomotive works, are on the way across the lake and may arrive tonight.

The steamer Persia, burned at Toronto, was a "bit of marine history." She was one of the oldest vessels on the lakes. Last year $6,000 was spent upon her.

The steamer Algonquin arrived at the M.T. company elevator this morning from Fort William with 65,000 bushels of wheat, and cleared again this afternoon.

The steamer Pierrepont towed the schooner Two Brothers to Sowards' wharf this morning. The gunboat had to break ice in order to get to that wharf.

The tug Chieftain, of the Calvin fleet went down some days ago to Nuns' Island, Lachine Lake, to release the barge Iroquois, owned by the Canada Atlantic transportation company, but the owners of the barge decided to allow her to remain ashore all winter, as she is not in much danger. It is expected that she will float herself next spring.

Crew All Safe - Michael Lawless, wine clerk at the O.K. house, is in receipt of a card from a member of the schooner Suffel's crew, which boat was reported to have been lost. The writer stated that they were all safe, but had experienced a very lively time in last week's heavy gale.

Kingston Men On the Persia - Among the crew of the steamer Persia, burned on Tuesday night at Geddes' Wharf, Toronto, were two Kingstonians - Thomas Collins and his son, Walter Collins. The latter was wheelsman, while his father is one of the oldest and best pilots on the lake and river. Their home is on Division street. Walter Collins has had several narrow escapes. He was on the steamer Ocean, when that vessel collided with a barge in the American channel, near Cross-over Light, below Alexandria Bay, in 1893. His escape was at that time effected with difficulty, having to crawl out of a porthole.

p.6 Fell Into The Lake - Foster Donnelly, watchman on schooner Grantham.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Nov 1900