The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 10, 1880

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The schr. Picton ran aground in Belleville harbour yesterday.

The schooners Antelope and Muir will load timber for Garden Island at Cheboygan.

The str. Union will resume her old route and make her first trip between Trenton, Belleville, and Picton.

Frederick Cook, of the schr. Goshawk, was on Tuesday drowned in a gale on Lake Erie, the 1st loss of life for the season.

The schr. D.M. Foster of Toronto arrived here today with 15,549 bushels of wheat. She was for the St. Lawrence Forwarding Company.

A flue in the boiler of the Armenian burst yesterday while the steamer was on her way from Picton to Belleville. A great commotion was caused on board.

The schr. G.M. Neelon, bound from Kingston for St. Catharines with ice, lost her bowsprit off Bronte and had to run into Oswego. She flew a signal of distress and a tug went to her assistance.

Another line of propellers on the lakes this season will be the Western Express Line. It will comprise 9 first-class steamers, that will run between Montreal and Chicago, calling at Lake Ontario ports, and ports on Lake Erie and Detroit River.

The proceedings in foreclosure of mortgage in the matter of the schr. Enterprise, Court of Chancery, Cobourg, was brought to a close yesterday by an arrangement between the parties. Capt. Wright offered to compromise his claim by taking 40 cents on the dollar of the balance due him by defendant Way. This was accepted, and Mr. Thomas Lauder became the purchaser of the vessel on payment of $800. The Enterprise was built at Kingston in 1842, by the Gov't for the transporting from Quebec to this city, the boiler and engine of the steamer Cherokee, then under construction for revenue purposes. After fulfilling her mission she sank in the Kingston dockyard, and remained under water for some years. She was at length bought from the Gov't by Mr. Morton, the distiller. This was in 1848. Later on she was stranded and lay there till the next Spring. Next season she was sold to parties of Cobourg, returning to Port Hope. She was rebuilt between the Fall of 1870 and the Spring of the following year. The next notable event in her history was her going ashore with barley, at Poplar Pt., in 1873, and for her bad behaviour she was tied up to the Penitentiary dock. In 1874 she was sold to Way & Co., of Whitby. During the Fall of 1878 she was seized at Toronto. Capt. Wright was called upon to go to Toronto to release her, which he did.

The storm signals were ordered up at the following ports today: Presqu'ille, Collingwood, Southampton, Goderich and Kincardine.

Removal to Portsmouth - The St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Co. intend removing to Portsmouth next week, the Council of that village having granted them a lease of the long pier there for 10 years at a very nominal rate. The City of Kingston thus loses one of its most active agencies, and to a large extent so much employment.

The New Firm - The dissolution of the firm of Messrs. Calvin & Breck's is officially announced today. The new firm will be known as Calvin & Son.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 10, 1880