The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), 7 Sep 1885

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p.1 Floating Facts - The tug Active arrived from Oswego with a canal barge yesterday.

-The tug Thompson left for Montreal this morning with six barges.

-The schr. Riverside arrived yesterday from Toledo with 22,100 bushels of wheat.

-The Nile is unloading lumber at Rathbun's. She will sail light for Ottawa today.

-The schr. White Oak arrived at the Grove dock on Saturday from Sodus, with a load of coal, having made the round trip in 48 hours.

-The steambarge Tecumseh lost both her consorts in Lake Huron late Wednesday evening last. They both went ashore near Kincardine, on the Canadian side, and filled with water. Both were lumber laden.

-The yacht Angler struck a rock the other day 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 tilt into a mud bank.

-The following boats have called at Swift's since Saturday: The steamers Passport from Toronto, Norseman from Charlotte, Corinthian from Montreal, Varuna from Thousand Island Park, the props. Persia from Montreal, Lake Ontario from Hamilton and Dominion from St. Catherines.

-The schrs. Lem Ellsworth, 23,000 bushels wheat; St. Lawrence, 21,500 bush. of corn, Halstead, 34,000 bush. of wheat; City of Green Bay, 24,130 bushels of corn; Itasca, 23,000 bushels of wheat; Camanche, 21,404 bushels of wheat arrived at the M.T. Company's wharf, from Chicago on Saturday.

-The water bottom of the boiler in the steambarge Cleveland blew out while that steamer was on her way down Lake Erie on Friday. The escaping steam scalded a deck hand named John Ward, who was below in the fire hole passing coal to the bunkers, so badly that he lived but a short time. He was heard groaning, but it was impossible to reach him, and he had been dead some time when the crew were able to get him out. A fireman, the engineer and cook were slightly scalded.

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7 Sep 1885
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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), 7 Sep 1885