The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 23, 1880

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p.2 Rafting Business - a letter to editor of Globe from D.D. Calvin concerning the strength of rafts built at Garden Island - details.

ad - Skiffs For Sale - by A. McCorkell.

p.3 The Coming Regatta - mentions some of yachts who will enter - Ella, Oldrieve.

Marine News.

The prop Mich is loading iron rails at the M.T. Co's wharf for Hamilton.

The str. Hastings had an excursion yesterday from Belleville to Alexandria Bay.

The sch. Gearing is undergoing repairs at the shipyard in order to class higher.

The sch. A.G. Ryan is loading 250 tons of iron ore for Charlotte at 40 cents per ton.

The sch. E.G. Benedict is undergoing repairs. She has not been chartered as yet.

The sch. B.W. Folger came in this morning from Charlotte. She will again load telegraph poles.

There are 5 steambarges and 14 barges engaged in the iron-ore trade of the Rideau Canal from Ottawa.

An effort is being made to find the wreck of the ill-fated Northman, which sank in the spring near Port Credit.

A new prop has been launched at Hamilton,to ply between Port Dalhousie and Ogdensburg, touching at Kingston.

The owners of the sch. Anna Foster have made a contract for carrying 200,000 feet of lumber to Oswego at 80 cents per M.

Notwithstanding the growling of the Yankees in regard to the Canadian wrecking laws Congress took no action in the matter.

Called at Swifts: steamers Algerian, Hamilton; Persia, St. Catharines; Corinthian, Montreal; Armenia, Toronto; Cuba, Ogdensburg.

The prop California from Chicago 3500 bush wheat, and Lake Ontario, Toledo, 4000 bushels wheat lightened today and proceeded to Montreal.

The Belleville fleet has been invited to participate in the Kingston regatta, but owners object to starting from anchor as is usually done in Kingston.

The following schooners from Kingston passed through the Canal yesterday bound up: Tecumseh, H. Dudley, for Chicago; White Oak, Cleveland; R. Morwood, Fairport; Augusta, Goldhunter, Toledo; the sch E.P. Ban passed down for Kingston with wheat from Detroit.

The owners of the sch. Hyderabad were in Detroit lately trying to make a settlement with Mr. Bewick, owner of the steamer Alpena, which towed the Hyderabad to Milwaukee. The owner of the schooner offered $2000 which was not accepted. Mr. Berwick asking $5000 it is probable the court will settle the matter. The Hyderabad and her cargo have been libelled for $20,000.

A Knock Down - When the str. Norseman reached Charlotte Saturday night it was, as usual, boarded by the Custom House officers and the baggage of each passenger was searched. As August Kimmel, one of the officers, was examining the trunk of a lady he went further than pleased a male friend, one of the deck hands. The result, primarily, was the dealing of a blow by said deckhand upon the side of Kimmel's head, and, secondarily, of said deck hand's arrest, ironing and locking up in the village cooler. His name is said to be Brown. It is extremely probable that it will be made very warm by the U.S. authorities for the pugilistic deck-hand.

A Change of Boats - People make a great mistake in engaging the steamer Maud for evening excursions. There is no pleasure in the sail by moonlight if the deck be not occupied, and when a party numbering over 300 take the deck of the Maud the situation is not as pleasant as many could desire. The steamer Watertown is the best boat in the harbour for moonlight excursions, and our opinion is shared by experienced mariners.

Harbour Improvements - The appropriations made by Congress for the Lake Ontario district are: Protecting the light of Thirty-Mile Point lighthouse, $5000; Charlotte harbour, $5000; Great Sodus Bay $3000; Little Sodus Bay, $20,000; Oak Orchard, $500; Oswego $90,000; Putneyville $8000; Wilson harbour $10,000; Waddington harbour $3000.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 23, 1880