The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 1, 1879

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p.2 An Odd Visitor - Perhaps some of our readers know it. It is described by the Oswego Palladium as a recent arrival there and a sort of navigating gypsy camp. The craft is about 18 or 20 feet long; 7 to 8 feet beam, and has a side out of water about 8 or 10 inches - being a sort of scow. It has a wooden awning or roof and is enclosed on the sides and ends by canvass. This machine hails from Ottawa, where it is owned by R. Daly and A.J. Supper, both captains, one of them said. Their families, numbering eight persons, are aboard and peddle notions in the street. The boat ran on rocks off Cape Vincent on Wednesday night and the rudder was lost. They came from Kingston and claimed to have been on the lake during the rough weather of Thursday. Not one could be found who cared about crossing the lake in the Belle of Ottawa, but that did not disturb her crew.



Kingston & Montreal Forwarding Company - Arrivals: Prop. Europe, from Chicago, lightened 4,000 bushels of wheat; schr. G.M. Neelon, Chicago, 8,300 bush wheat; schr. Nevada, Chicago, 21,000 bush corn; prop. L. Shickluna, Toledo, 4,000 bush wheat; schr. Ella Morton, Toledo, 16,000 bush corn; schr. Louis Rose, Toledo, 16,000 bush corn; schr. Albatross, Toledo, 19,000 bush wheat; schr. Corisandi, Toronto, 17,000 bush wheat; barge Lark, Montreal, 3,700 bags of salt for Milwaukee; barge Frontenac, 3,000 bags of salt for A. Gunn & Co. Departures - for Montreal in tow of Hiram A. Calvin: barge Siren, 13,000 bush corn; barge Virginia, 15,000 bush corn and wheat; barge Rapid, 16,500 bush wheat; barge America, 13,000 bush wheat and corn; barge Star, 11,500 bush corn; barge Frontenac, 22,000 bushels wheat; barge Hawk, 12,000 bush corn; barge Snipe, 12,000 bush corn; barge Annie, 14,000 bush wheat.

Chicago & St. Lawrence Company - Arrivals: Erie Queen, Toledo, 15,000 bush wheat; Paragon, Toronto, 16,000 bush wheat; Laura, Detroit, 24,000 bush wheat; Jessie Hall, with barges Oneida, Powerful, Winona, Alfred 'A'.

Montreal Transportation Company - Arrivals: Cavalier, Toledo, 14,400 bush wheat; Two Friends, Detroit, 18,197 bush wheat; Emerald, Detroit, 22,000 bush wheat; Niagara, Chicago, 16,450 bush bush corn; Pandora, Toledo, 17,700 bush wheat; Jennie Graham, Toledo, 17,564 bush wheat; Havana, Chicago, 18,106 bush wheat; Grampian, Toledo, 20,648 bush wheat. Departures - Tug Active with barges Eagle, 18,142 bush wheat; Cayuga, 16,563 bush corn; 15,000 bush wheat; Milwaukee, 22,500 bush corn; Energy, 9,854 bush wheat.

Port Dalhousie, Aug. 30th - The vessels passing down bound for Kingston were: Peerless, Cleveland, Kingston, coal; Oriental, Bay City, Kingston, staves; H.M. Scove, Montreal, do, corn; Grantham, Toledo, do, wheat; Havana, Chicago, do, do; Albacore, Toledo, do, do.

Wind Wafts - The yachts Gracie and Katie Gray, of Belleville, have sailed for Toronto to sail in the regatta.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 1, 1879