The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 14, 1880

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p.1 County Council - discussing equalization - D.D. Calvin says Garden Island had their share raised $10,000; he claims three steamers sunk and of no value, schooners are only making enough to pay men's wages and board, and rafting has been discontinued.

p.2 editorial about Calvin's description of Garden Island and how it shows effects of National Policy. (N.P.)

p.3 The Schooner Hyderabad - On Monday last, after the collision between the sch. Hyderabad and the steamer (sic) Ford River, the vessel was abandoned. Capt. McGregor, of the Alpena, picked her up off Point Betsey, about 20 miles from the South Manitou. The crew of the steam barge worked all night at the schooner's pumps, and succeeded in getting her free of water. Her hull is said to be all right, and about 10,000 bushels of her cargo of wheat is dry. She was stove in some on the port side, her head gear is all gone, and most of her sails split or torn so as to be of little value. She was towed into Milwaukee, where she now lies on the dry-dock. The owner of the Alpena asks 50% of the value of the vessel and cargo as salvage, and threatens to libel the vessel if not paid. Mr. Powers is in Milwaukee superintending the repairs of the vessel.

In a Dilemma - sch. S. & J. Collier had 8 damaged bushels of grain - captain finally paid duty on it - details.

Marine News.

The damages to the sch. Guelph, which sank at Cleveland, are assessed at $1,600.

Ship-brokers complain of a scarcity of vessels at Detroit, where 8 1/4 cents is paid on wheat to Montreal.

Freights are booming. Wheat from Chicago to Kingston is quoted at 11 cents; corn from Toledo 7 cents.

The props Europe, from Milwaukee, lightened 4,007 bush wheat, and the Dominion, Detroit, 3900 bush wheat.

Called at Swift's Dock - steamers Persia, Corsican, Algerian, Acadia, Armenia, and Cuba. The sch. Arctic left with 320 tons ore for Astabula at 65 cents.

Passed Through the Welland Canal for Kingston - sch. Huron, Milwaukee, corn; Shandon, Milwaukee, wheat; Manzanilla, Chicago, corn; barge Grimsby, do. do.

The sch. Eliza Quinlan, lumber laden from Port Hope for Oswego, ran ashore about 9 miles west of Oswego on Saturday morning. The Wheeler pulled her off. The vessel apparently sustained but slight damage.

The sch. Mary Lyon arrived here this morning minus a jibboom. A tug in taking the sch. Rutherford out of the locks at Port Colborne attempted to cross the Mary Lyon's bow. A collision occurred with the above consequences.

Arrivals for the M.T. Co. - schooners Greenwood, Toronto, 9224 bush wheat;l Maria Annette, Toronto, 14,958 bush corn; Twilight, Toronto, 13,390 do.; Snowbird, Toronto, 5,109 bush wheat; St. Louis, Chicago, 20,450 bush corn; Two Friends, do, 18,864 do.; Tecumseh, Detroit, 12,550 bush wheat; Mary Lyon, Milwaukee, 19,000 do.; S. & J. Collier, Toronto, 10,411 do.; Speedwell, Toronto, 14,200 do.; G.M. Neelon, Chicago, 2,200 bush corn; James Wade, Chicago, 18,600 do.; Emerald, Milwaukee, 21,000 bush wheat; W.J. Preston, Chicago, 18,400 do.; tug Active, with 11 barges and 1 schooner. Departures in tow of tug Active - barges Lalonde, 10,325 bush corn; Harvest, 16,084 bush corn.

Explosion On a Steam Barge - On Thursday an accident occurred on board the steam-barge Carlyle at Black Rapids. The Free Press says the piston, weighing some 125 pounds, was blown through the cylinder-head, passing through the deck, going between two of the hands who were standing just over the spot where the engine was located. It then fell with a crash through the cabin roof and flooring. The cook, Julia Moore, had a narrow escape from death. When the piston came through it dropped so close beside her as to nearly touch her. The barge was formerly owned by Messrs. Neville & Son, of Ottawa, but is now the property of Mr. Swift of Kingston. Mr. Neville telegraphed Mr. Swift to send on a tug, and the Ellswood arrived from Kingston on Friday and took the Carlyle, laden with iron ore, in tow. Mr. Neville says that the escape of the 3 parties alluded to was most miraculous.

A Dangerous Obstruction - Last fall the sch. Trenton, laden with 400 tons of stone from the Penitentiary for Toronto, sank at the entrance to Presqu'Isle Harbour. This Spring the masts were taken out and the vessel left 6' below the surface of the water. She promised to be a dangerous obstruction. Mariners ask that the wreck be immediately removed.

The Raft Fatality - the names of those lost.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 14, 1880