The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 7, 1880

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Marine News.

The prop Cuba lightened 250 lbs of pork, for Montreal, and proceeded on to Ogdensburg.

The sch. Picton, laden with 3200 ties, will leave for Charlotte as soon as the wind is favorable.

The sch. White Oak arrived, light, from Toronto. She loads deals for Cleveland. The Eureka will load ore for Charlotte.

The prop D.R. Van Allen is unloading 3100 sacks of Liverpool salt at Gunn's wharf, the first arrival of such this year.

Called at Swift's Wharf: props Dromedary, Cuba, Armenia, and Celtic. The str. Corinthian made her first trip upwards yesterday.

The sch. Singapore, from Toledo, with 12,700 bush wheat, and the sch. W.W. Grant, Oswego, 270 tons of coal for the Gas Company, arrived last night.

A large number of vessels came into port this morning, the wind of yesterday having rushed them down the lake. The lightning in the early part of the night, however, was blinding.

The Corinthian will make the down trip on Wednesday, and the Spartan on Thursday, the change being made to meet the wishes of the Princess Louise and party, who desire to travel by the latter boat.

The steambarge Norman, which was partially burned at Oswego in 1878, has been hauled out on the Marine Railway for repairs. She will go into commission in a few days and will engage in the lumber trade between Trenton and Oswego.

Passed Through the Welland Canal for Kingston: schrs. J.H. Breck, Port Sauble, timber; Bismarck, Port Sauble, timber; Alexander, Grand Island, timber; Westside, Milwaukee, wheat; H. Dudley, Toledo, corn; Ida Walker, Toledo, corn; Canada, Toledo, timber; Victor, Toledo, corn.

The sch. Woodduck, which lay at Garden Island, has been raised with pontoons and towed to Portsmouth, where she was hauled out on the railway for repairs. Calvin & Son's third raft of 20 drams timber and staves left at noon on Saturday for Quebec in tow of the steamer Hiram.

Arrivals for the M.T. Co. - schrs. Twilight, Toronto, 13,500 bush corn; T.C. Street, Toronto, 21,999 bush corn; Kate Kelly, Chicago, 16,750 bush corn; M.L. Breck, Toledo, 18,622 bush corn; Erie Stewart, Toledo, 17,095 bush corn; Speedwell, Toronto, 14,700 bush corn; Collier, Toronto, 10,200 bush corn; Starling, Toronto, 12,596 bush corn.

Departures in tow of tugs Active and Glide: barges Eagle, 19,200 wheat and corn; Milwaukee 20,000 corn and 2000 ft black walnut lumber; Colborne 21,750 corn; Detroit 18,000 corn and 500 bbls pork; Lorne, 15,700 corn; Liberator, 11,000 corn; and barges Benson, Manly and Russell loaded with black walnut logs from Chicago to Quebec.

Broke Her Rudder - The fast str. Princess Louise met a mishap this morning a little below Point Frederick. While running at her usual speed something went wrong with the rudder. The engine was kept working and the steamer shaved past the point. Then she whistled and hoisted the flag of distress. One of the ferry steamers went to her rescue.

Boat Race - Tomorrow afternoon, weather permitting, a race will be rowed between our well-known local sculler, Mr. Joseph Swift, and a new aspirant for aquatic honors, Mr. H. Nicholls, steamer Algerian, the race to take place at 3:00 p.m. Distance 1 mile straight away.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 7, 1880