BLAMES THE LIGHT
At Pidgeon Island for Stranding of Annandale.
The schooner Annandale is still on Charity Shoal and in danger of going to pieces. This morning at six o'clock, the Donnelly wrecking boats started out, but found the sea too high, and had to turn back. If the weather moderates during the day, another attempt will be made to reach the stranded vessel, which is lying on a flat shoal, a foot and a half out fore and aft. The owner fears that there is little chance for saving his vessel.
Capt. Beaupre, who was in command, says that he mistook the Pigeon Island light for that at Nine Mile Point. The latter is a fixed light, while the Pigeon one revolves. Captain Beaupre declares that the Pigeon light remained fixed for a long time before and after the Annandale went on the shoal. He thought he was steering by Nine Mile light, while in reality it was by that at Pigeon. The latter light revolved once or twice half an hour after the Annandale went on, and then stopped again for a long while. Formerly both lights were fixed, but on account of one being liable to be mistaken for the other, they were changed, Pigeon being made a revolving light. Capt. Beaupre is a skilled mariner, and knows the lake courses well. He was more than surprised when the vessel touched the shoal.
Launch Seized at Ogdensburg - made by Toronto boat building firm, claim it was not paid for. [Ogdensburg Journal]
Algona Back On The River.
The steamer Algona, sold by Capt. James Fox to Rochester parties, and which has been running between Charlotte and Sea Breeze, was brought back to port and is now at Morrisburg, says the Ogdensburg Journal. When Capt. Fox sold the vessel he secured $500 down and took a note for the balance. When it became due recently, and was not paid, the captain took steps to collect, or get the boat. He went to Rochester and found that the vessel had been libelled for debt. He consulted some attorneys, who advised him to pay the charges against the boat and take possession of her. This he did.
Movements of Vessels.
Craig's wharf: Propeller Persia, down tonight.
The schooner Queen of the Lakes arrived at Wolfe Island from Oswego, with coal.
Richardson's elevator: Schooners Pilot from Stella; Granger from Simcoe Island; and Ariadne from Wolfe Island with grain.
Swift's wharf - Steamer Belleville, down; steamer Kingston, from Ottawa, schooner Tradewind cleared for Charlotte; steamer Aletha from bay ports.
In all probability a steam gear for the rudder will be installed in the steamer Alexandria this winter at Picton. The cost will be about $1,200, but it will enable Hepburn Bros. to dispense with the services of four wheelsmen, which, during one season, will about even up the expenditure.
p.8 Pith of the News - At Fort William the steamer Midland King the other day took on 85,000 bushels in one hour and forty minutes, and, on Monday, another record was made when the Iroquois was loaded with 90,000 bushels in fifty-five minutes.
The schooner Laura D. arrived at the G.T.R. wharf this afternoon with thirty five tons of hay from Wolfe Island.
Incidents of the Day - The steamer Persia is late and will not arrive in port until five a.m. tomorrow.
The steamer North King had a trip around the harbor this afternoon, and docked at the railway wharf, foot of Brock street, to go into winter quarters.