The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 4, 1880

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p.2 Ottawa str. Pembroke the first steamer to pass through locks in Culbute Canal (near Chichester), on Ottawa River ?

p.3 ad for auction of side-wheel steamer National at Montreal.


The steamer Corsican was obliged to run into Port Hope on Saturday morning for slight repairs.

The tug Glide arrived this morning with barges Toronto, Lalonde, and Liberator from Montreal.

Toledo papers announce that the boom in lake freights is over at that point. Rates have declined far below the expectation of the gloomiest.

Messrs. McCarthy and Marsh, of Oswego, have purchased the David Andrews for $300, and yesterday the tug Morey went to save the wreck.

The sch. Flora Carveth, which was aground opposite Northport, was lightened of part of her cargo and floated on Saturday. She immediately loaded for Oswego.

The steam-barge Saxon, which was cut through with ice last season, and sank in the Beauharnois canal, but was taken to Mill Point and repaired, has gone to Belleville.

The 3-masted schooner American, recently rebuilt by Putnam & Becker, will be launched at Sachetts Harbour on Thursday. This is the vessel that went ashore off Point Peninsula last October with 80,000 bushels of grain on board, with heavy loss.

Str. John A. Macdonald, with Calvin & Sons first raft of the season, consisting of 16 drams of timber, left Garden Island yesterday. A telegram from Capt. Anderson, of the str. Hiram A. Calvin, says the steamer was obliged to run into Oak Orchard harbour with her tow of dredges for shelter from the gale.

The arrivals at the Welland Canal for Kingston are: sch Maumee Valley, Toledo, corn; Hercules, Detroit, wheat; Bavaria, Sarnia, Garden Island, timber; Mary Battle, Chicago, corn; St. Clair, Chatham, wheat; M. Filmore, Chicago, corn; Belle Mitchell, Chicago, corn; O. Mowat, Toledo, wheat.

Iron Ore - The 1st shipment of iron ore from the Mississippi Mine was to be made today. The Anna M. Foster has been chartered to carry it to Charlotte, where it will be smelted at the works of Messrs. Roberts & Co. Shipments will follow this every few days.

A Serious Case - Lennox Assizes - Gildersleeve vs Caledonia Iron Works, Montreal - a forged cross-bar for str. Hastings broke after three months use, sued for $500, awarded $85.

Death of Col. Cameron - bought Garden Island from Crown, then sold it to Calvin & Breck over twenty years ago.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 4, 1880