The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 1, 1880

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The sch. Bangalore, laden with ice, left for Sandusky yesterday.

The str. Princess Louise made her 1st trip to Gananoque today.

The str. Algerian passed down from Montreal this morning. The Corsican left for Toronto and Hamilton last night on her first trip.

The sch. Bismarck encountered heavy weather on the lake and ran back last night. Her canvas was much injured.

The schooners Riverside, for Sandusky, Robert Gaskin, for Toledo, Benedict for Cleveland, White Oak for Erie, G.M. Neelon for Erie, Florida for Buffalo, all laden with ice, sailed today.

Capt. Malone, of the sch. Oriental, reports a terrific sea on the lake on Thursday night. He says the balance of the ice fleet ran towards South Bay for shelter and the steamer Hiram Calvin towards Cape Vincent.

The sch. Oriental, of Garden Island, which started west, was compelled to run back yesterday on account of the blow. She had her main boom broken and her canvas torn. The repairs were made yesterday afternoon, and the schooner proceeded on her voyage today.

The sch. W.R. Taylor, from Kingston, in entering Port Dalhousie harbour struck the west pier and split her stern below the water mark. The sch. Forest Queen also struck the piers and stove in a plank in her starboard quarter. Both vessels are laden with ice.

The sch. Laura, with 22,443 bush corn, from Port Dalhousie, was the only arrival at the M.T. Co.'s dock today. The tug Bronson left today with the following barges for Montreal: Cayuga 19265 bush corn; Corn Crib 17768 bush peas; Oswego 22765 bush cornl; Toledo 51381 bush corn; Montreal 16327 bush corn and 65 tons sandstone; Colborne 25000 bush wheat.

The Welland Canal arrivals are: sch. P.B. Locke, Chicago, Oswego, corn; Mary, Pt. Stanley, Kingston, wheat; Blazing Star, Detroit, Oswego, wheat; E.H. Rutherford, Cleveland, Hamilton, coal; Harvest Queen, Toledo, Kingston, corn; Senator Blood, Detroit, Kingston, wheat; A. Muir, Chicago, Kingston, corn; Arctic, Toledo, Kingston, wheat. Vessels commenced to lock this afternoon, but will be detained here till tomorrow or Monday on account of the dam in the Canal at Stonebridge.

Wind Wafts - Commodore Wilson's new steam yacht was launched. Her machinery is not quite ready for her.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 1, 1880