The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), 18 Aug 1885

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p.1 Floating Facts - The schrs. Benson and Augusta have arrived at Garden Island from Toledo with timber.

-The schr. White Oak has arrived from Oswego with 350 tons of coal for Captain Crawford.

-The str. Rideau Belle left this morning for Portand and way ports. She was well laden with live and dead freight.

-The propellor Mont Eagle and schooner Mystic Star have been chartered to carry corn from Chicago to Ogdensburg.

-The steambarge Saxon called at Swift's this morning. She came from Morrisburg and was bound for the Bay.

-The steamer Armenia, South Bay; steamer Algerian, Toronto; steamer Corsican, Montreal, called at Swift's today.

-The prop. Myles coaled at Swift's this morning. She is on her way to Duluth from Montreal with 511 tons of railroad iron.

-Hardly a day passes that the steamer Armenia does not discharge a quantity of cheese at the G.T.R. wharf from South Bay.

-The Buffalo Courier says: "There appears no good reason why the crews of the Canadian schrs. Jamaica and Elgin should have been left to suffer for so many hours before the life-savers of Evanston and Racine came to their rescue."

-The following vessels have been chartered at Chicago to carry grain to Kingston: Schooner Westside, 20,000 bushels of wheat; schr. W.I. Preston, 18,000 bushels of wheat; schr. Oliver Mitchell, 23,000 bushels of corn. The Kingston rate was quoted at 3 1/2 cents per bushel for wheat and 3 cents for corn.

-The steam yacht Angler struck a rock near Cherry Island, above Alexandria Bay, and broke her condensor, making a two-inch hole in her hull. To prevent her sinking she was run full on to a mud bank. The frequency of such accidents, says the Watertown Times, indicates a little carlessness in the issuance of pilots' papers.

-When the Canadian schooner Jamaica was wrecked Captain Hourigan and family, as well as the crew, saved nothing but what they had on. Capt. Hourigan was obliged to borrow a suit of clothes, while the kind ladies of Glencoe provided for his wife and niece. A couple of well-known vessel agents of Chicago last week presented Captain Hourigan with a new suit of clothes.

-The following vessels passed Port Colborne yesterday: steamer D.D. Calvin and four schooners, Sault Ste. Marie, Kingston; S.C. Baldwin and three barges, Hancock, Ogdensburg; Tecumseh and two barges, French River, Kingston; Enterprise and three schooners, Byng Inlet, Kingston; Schr. J.R. Noyes, Chicago, Kingston; schooner American, Chicago, Kingston; schooner Hoboken, Chicago, Ogdensburg.

-The schr. Havana, which went ashore near Forrester, Mich., while bound down Lake Huron a week ago Sunday, has been released. The Havana encountered rough weather on Lake Huron, while in tow of the steamship V.H. Ketcham, and parted her tow line. During the gale that followed she lost her mainsail, foresail, mainboom and foregaff. Thus disabled she drifted to a point off Forrester, when her anchors were let go. They failed to hold her, and she went on the beach, stern first. She is now on the drydock at Cleveland. Her bottom is considerably damaged.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), 18 Aug 1885