The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 17, 1880

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p.3 Garden Island - 6 houses burned, no lives lost - details.

Marine News.

The sch. Paragon is loading telegraph poles.

The steam barge Carlyle with 2 barges, laden with ore and lumber, arrived this morning.

Called at Swifts: steamers Corsican, from Montreal, Passport from Hamilton; D.C. West, from Westport; Africa, from Chicago.

Yesterday the sch. British Queen was compelled to run back here for shelter. She had her bowsprit carried away in the blow. The lake was very rough.

The sch. Prince Alfred had 20 bushels of grain damaged on her trip from Chicago. She was permitted to deliver it to Clayton, bonds being given to that effect.

The tug Cherokee was launched at Mill Point yesterday. She is 100 feet overall and was built in the yard of H.B. Rathbun and Son. She is owned by Messrs. McMurrich and Playfair, of Toronto.

The str. John Thorn will be completed this week and will be one of the best boats on the river for excursions. She will make daily trips around Wells Island, and one trip a week to Kingston.

Capt. Jas. McMaugh, of the wrecked str. City of St. Catharines, says the propellor is sunk in 15 fathoms of water, and that the craft will be abandoned, his impression being that she broke in two as she sunk.

The fish in the harbour are feasting on 10 or 12 bushels of damaged grain thrown overboard from the sch. Maize. Many a poor family would gladly have purchased the grain for their poultry, but the iniquitous duty stepped in and prevented it.

The Sailors' Union had their excursion this afternoon on the sch. Forest Queen. The vessel was tastefully decorated. A respectable crowd went aboard. The vessel sailed around the harbour for some time and then proceeded down the river.

Passed Through the Welland Canal yesterday: schrs. Canada, Duncan City, timber; Hyderabad, Milwaukee, wheat; R. Marwood, Toledo, corn; B. Barwick, Thesselton River, Collins Bay, timber; Siberia, Elk Rapids, timber; props Albion, Toledo, corn; Asia, Toledo, timber.

The tug Active left for Montreal today with a tow composed of the following barges: Toledo 19,000 bush corn and 60 tons phosphate; Cleveland 18,200 bush wheat; Jean Demars, 9160 bush wheat and 15 tons phosphate; Charles, 10,850 bush wheat; Duluth 20,000 bush corn; Corncrib 18,700 bush corn; Jean Bart, 310 tons phosphate.

The latest arrivals are: M.L. Breck, Chicago 17,114 bush wheat; Prince Alfred, Chicago, 19,075 bush corn; Polly M. Rodgers, Chicago, 23,665 bush corn; Ariel, Toledo, 10,175 bush corn; Emerald, Chicago 23,291 bush corn; Shandon, Chicago, 23,308 bush wheat; J.N. Carter, Toledo, 14,627 bush corn; Twilight, Toronto, 11,445 bush corn; Jas. Wade, Chicago, 18,652 bush corn; E.H. Rutherford, Toledo, 15,401 bush corn. The prop. Celtic lightened 4000 bushels wheat and proceeded to Montreal.

Mr. Bucks Dismissal - unjustly dealt with (details). [Gananoque Reporter]

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 17, 1880