The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), 27 Jul 1885

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p.4 Deck Hand Drowned - On Saturday morning as the steamer Algerian was putting out of Clayton, on her downward trip, one of the deck hands who was putting the shutter in its place at the gangway, fell overboard, carrying the shutter with him. Before assistance could reach him he was drowned. His body was recovered on the afternoon of the same day. Edward Kenny was the name of the unfortunate young man. He was a native of England, and arrived in this country but a short time ago.

Floating Facts - The schrs. Wm. Elgin and Eliza White cleared today for Toronto with lumber.

-The schr. Columbia is at the M.T. company with 21,100 bushels of wheat. She came from Chicago.

-The schrs. Jessie Scarth, Ganges, and Gleniffer, Toledo, are at Garden Island with timber.

-Offers have been made to carry coal from Toledo to Kingston at 85 cents. Last year $1 a ton was considered a remarkably cheap rate.

-A report that was circulated in St. Catherines that Capt. MacKay, of the schr. Benson, had both legs cut off, was untrue. He was hurt in the legs but not seriously.

-Prop. Persia, Montreal; steamer Passport, Toronto; steamer Corinthian, Montreal; steamer Varuna, Alexandria Bay; steamer Norseman, Charlotte, called at Swift's.

-Several small boats were seized at Alexandria Bay last week for failing to comply with the law requiring them to carry a bright light, two feet above the bow.

-The steamer Armenia passed down the river on Saturday for Ogdensburg with a large quantity of freight. It is probable she will be put on the Deseronto-Alexandria Bay route.

-Secretary Manning has decided at last that Canadian bottoms can no longer carry from Chicago, or any other American port, any cargo that is bound for an American port via Canadian transit routes. In a telegram to Collector Spalding says Saturday's Chicago Inter-Ocean he says: "The circular of July 2nd is modified so as to allow shipments between American ports through Canada when American vessels only are used."

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), 27 Jul 1885