The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 May 1901

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Crawford's wharf: steamer Coaster from Oswego, with coal.

Hosiery mill wharf: schooner Fleetwing, from Oswego, with coal.

Richardsons' elevator: sloops Granger and Minnie, from bay ports.

Swift's wharf: steamer James Swift from Ottawa; steamer Algerian from Montreal tonight.

Craig's wharf: steamer Aberdeen from Charlotte; steambarge King Ben from Montreal with a general cargo.

Mooers' elevator: schooner Rutherford from Newcastle with 25,000 bushels of wheat; schooner Katie Eccles from bay ports.

The steamer Empire State was built in 1863, and rebuilt in 1883. When purchased by the Thousand Islands steamboat company in 1892 underwent another rebuilding.

M.T. company elevator: steamships Bannockburn and Rosemount, with their consorts Winnipeg, Dunmore, Melrose and Selkirk, arrived this morning from Fort William with 400,000 bushels of wheat, over half the capacity of the elevator.

The Canadian steamer Sequin is tied up in Chicago river, having been libelled on a suit for the loss of 70,000 feet of lumber last season. During a voyage last June she sprang a leak and the lumber was jettisoned, the claim being made that its loss came under the head of general average. The Hartwell lumber company and the Aetna insurance company, which had the risk on the cargo, set up the claim that the lumber was lost because the Sequin was either overloaded or else unseaworthy with such a large cargo. The amount of the claim is $1,700.

p.3 Down the River - Thousand Island Park, May 27th - The schooner Cornelia brought a load of coal for the association a few days ago.

p.4 Deserves Much Praise - Capt. Allen, of the steamer Empire State, deserves the highest praise for his presence of mind and prompt action in preventing a panic on the crowded boat. A less capable man might have tried to debark his passengers from the sinking steamer at the dock, with disastrous results. But he cast loose his lines and steamed into shallow water where he beached his boat before the people realized that anything was wrong. [Ottawa Citizen]

p.5 He Is Investigating - On Friday Mayor Buell, Brockville, telegraphed the minister of marine and fisheries, stating that the citizens of Brockville were anxious that the government should investigate the cause of the accident to the steamer Empire State. He received a reply that Capt. McIlhenny had been authorized to make a full and complete investigation. This morning Capt. McIlhenny arrived in the city for that purpose and made preliminary enquiries. Tomorrow, when the steamer enters the government dry dock, he will complete his investigation.

p.6 Incidents of the Day - The Toronto World today publishes the handsome form of Capt. Dunlop of this city.

The schooner Straubenzie, from Toronto with barley, arrived at Richardsons' elevator today.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 May 1901