The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), 19 Aug 1885

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p.4 Floating Facts - The schr. Julian is at Wolfe Island with a cargo of coal for Mr. T. Hogan's yard.

-The D.D. Calvin and consorts have arrived from Lake Superior with pine timber.

-The steamer Algerian had 225 passengers on board going down the river yesterday morning.

-The schr. White Star has arrived and discharged 23,635 bushels of corn at the M.T. Company.

-The steamer Passport, Toronto; prop. Persia, St. Catherines; steamer Corinthian, Montreal called at Swift's.

-The sailing yacht Countess, formerly the Countess of Dufferin, built at Cobourg by Capt. Cuthbert, has been seized at Chicago, to satisfy some claim. She was owned by Mr. Griggs.

-Captain Condon, of the steamer Oceanica, which arrived at Chicago from Buffalo at a late hour last night, reported the loss of the steamer Jarvis Lord, loaded with iron ore, on Monday morning while off the Manitous. The Jarvis Lord sprung a leak and made water so rapidly that the pumps were useless. About one o'clock, when within two miles of Glenhaven, the steamer was abandoned and sunk stern first in forty fathoms of water, the crew narrowly escaping with their lives in small boats. The steamer and cargo are a total loss. She was valued at $32,000, and owned in Cleveland, and is said to be insured for $28,000.

-The prop. Scotia and the tug E.P. Ferry towing the schr. Ralph Campbell, attempted to pass each other in Chicago harbor on Sunday. The Inter Ocean says: "Two railroad trains might as well have attempted the same feat on a single track. The vessel plunged into the Scotia, or the Scotia plunged into the vessel, and as the latter had the longest reach on account of her jib-boom the Scotia was knocked out in a single round. Her light work above the main deck and the rail and stanchions on the hurricane deck, were carried away for a distance of twenty feet, opening an aperture which rather disfigured her. The jib-boom also punctured the cabin, but not to a great extent. The vessel was not much injured, as she proceeded out in the lake as soon as the tug had extricated her from the wreck of the Scotia. The latter vessel's damage is quite heavy. As a matter of course the master of the Scotia claims that the tug was at fault, because he says, his vessel was entitled to the north draw of the bridge, as it proved to be the starboard side. The captain of the tug says the Scotia's master was at fault because he was the first one to signal for the north draw."

The Late Mr. Knapp - boat builder William C. Knapp, born near Kingston on March 1st, 1816.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), 19 Aug 1885