The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), 10 Sep 1885

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p.4 Floating Facts - The prop. Persia arrived at Swift's from St. Catherines this morning.

-The mail steamer Passport from Montreal was four hours late yesterday.

-The schrs. Riverside and Camanche cleared this morning for Oswego to load coal.

-All work along the wharves at Brockville was stopped yesterday, on account of the rain.

-The schooner Wm. Elgin is unloading stove and soft slack coal from Charlotte, at Swift's.

-The Corinthian from Toronto, due at 4 o'clock yesterday morning, arrived at six last night.

-The steamyacht Minnie, Alexandria Bay, brought a fishing party to the city this morning.

-The steamer Algerian, which was storm bound here yesterday, left for Montreal this morning on time.

-The tug Thompson arrived yesterday morning from Montreal, light, with three barges. She left last night for Oswego to load grain.

-The schr. A.L. Andrews, Chicago to Kingston; and prop. Enterprise and consorts, Serpent River to Kingston passed Port Colborne on Tuesday.

-The steamyacht Carrie A. Ward, of Albany, arrived in port this morning with a private party on board. She has been cruising on the Rideau Canal.

-Grain freights were very dull at Chicago on Tuesday, and as a consequence the demand for tonnage was light. The schr. White Star was chartered to bring 22,000 bushels of corn to Kingston.

-The schr. Advance, of Chicago, was waterlogged and capsized in a gale of wind and blinding rain on Tuesday night, nine miles south of Sheboygan, Wis. Captain Paulson, with his son and crew, made for the shore in a small boat. When in the breakers the yawl struck a bar and capsized, and all were drowned except a sailor named Jacob Raum.

-The tug Thompson, while coming up the river with a tow of three barges during Tuesday night's storm, ran aground near the foot of Wolfe Island about 12 o'clock. The barge Detroit, one of the tow, swung around and had a hole stove in her bow by pounding against a rock. The tug released herself, after being several hours aground, uninjured.

-The Canadian tug, Bob Hackett, collided yesterday with the West Line prop. St. Magnus, bound from Kingston to Port Arthur, near the head of Bois Blanc Island, opposite Amherstburg, Ont., and sunk in sixteen feet of water. The captain of the tug John Owen, which passed up with a tow at 1:30 this morning stated that the Hackett was sinking when he passed her at 9 p.m. She was owned by a Windsor firm, measured 162 tons, and was valued at $5,000. The amount for which she was insured could not be learned, but it is reported that the Western Assurance Company, of Toronto, carries a marine risk on the hull.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), 10 Sep 1885