Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Jul 1895
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p.1 Death of Capt. Saunders - dragging for body continues at Ogdensburg.

General Paragraphs - The schr. A. Falconer cleared for Oswego, today, to load coal for the city.


The str. Algerian came up the river last night and the str. Corsican went down.

Arrived at Garden Island: Str. Clinton and barges Lisgar, Grimsby, with pine from Marquette.

The prop. Rosedale unloaded 57,000 bushels of wheat at the M.T. Co.'s dock and cleared for Duluth again.

L.G. Cameron has been appointed captain of the steamyacht Ned, owned by Mr. Knapp, who purchased Milton Island.

The str. North King was not damaged by the accident met with on Wednesday night. She ran on a flat rock and was pulled off by a Kingston tug.

Capt. Fox, of the schr. S.H. Burton, says that his vessel has been lying here for several weeks. He has been unable to get a charter while local boats while local boats have had no trouble on this line. He thinks there is a great deal of selfishness manifested by those who have charters to give favoring local boats. This is not done in other ports.

Last Friday the steamer New Island Wanderer attempted to make a landing at the railroad dock in Clayton, N.Y. for the purpose of landing some passengers on the train. On the attempt of the boat to cast its lines over the piles on its dock officers of the railroad resisted the boat's crew and forbade the steamer to land. President Taggart, of the steamboat company, stated that suit would be immediately commenced against the New York Central railroad for $25,000.

p.4 Death Of A Good Pilot - In the death of Capt. Sughrue, of Howe Island, is lost one of the best pilots that ever travelled the river St. Lawrence. He commenced sailing at an early age and knew every shoal and dangerous spot between Kingston and Montreal. He was fifty-three years of age and died as the result of general debility. He was a cousin to Mrs. M. James, University avenue, and leaves a wife and seven children - James, Cornelius, William, John, Thomas, Nellie and Francis. The funeral occurred yesterday at the island and was a large one.

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19 Jul 1895
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Jul 1895