The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 20, 1880

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p.2 Trent Valley Canal - possibility of it being enlarged to shorten route from West to East - details. [Montreal Gazette]

Walk on the Water - letter to editor about possible life-saving device.

p.3 The High Handed Dismissal - Lighthouse Keeper Buck - dismissed after 25 years - details.

Steamboat Episode - drunks on str. Maud.

Marine News.

The sch. Prussia of Garden Island, cleared for Elk Rapids yesterday.

Called at Swifts: Corsican, from Hamilton; Alexandra, from Trenton; Magnet, Charlotte, and D.C. West, Westport.

The sch. Eureka, from the Penitentiary wharf with stone for Charlotte, had to run into Oswego on account of the gale on Saturday.

The U.S. Treasury Dep't has decided that Canadian tugs cannot tow American vessels clearing direct from Chicago to Buffalo.

The sch. Morwood, Toledo, with 19,000 bush corn; prop Lake Ontario, lightened 4000 bush wheat, were the arrivals at Portsmouth.

The damage to the B.W. Folger was more serious than announced. About $200 will be recquired to make the cabin good again. There was no insurance on the vessel.

The marine boom at present has head quarters at Toledo, where the receipts of grain are so large that shippers are telegraphing all over for vessels. The grain will nearly all be brought here for transhipment.

The following vessels have passed through the canal for Kingston: New Dominion from Toledo; Leadville, Chicago; Norway, Sheboygan; Ida Walker, Toledo; Geo. B. Sloan, Chicago; J.R. Benson, Duncan City.

In the matter of the scales difficulty a settlement was effected by the captain taking pay for the 10 bushels, as offered by the agent here. Should more grain be found in her in Montreal than was paid for, the company will make payment for the overplus.

The sch. Jane E. Woodruff, which arrived at Garden Island a few days ago, had some slight damages. The St. Catharines News heard of an "appalling rumour" that the vessel had gone down with all hands. A vessel carrying timber does not go down so easily.

The sch. Hyderabad had about 12 bush of damaged grain when she arrived here, from the cargo she received at Milwaukee. It was thrown overboard at Gunn's wharf this morning in the presence of a landing waiter. More food for the fishes. Shame on the Government.

Last evening there was a heavy gale upon the lake, at times squalls arose and blew fiercely. There is no serious damage reported beyond the sch. Annandale losing a jib and having her staysail boom knocked out. The Harvest Queen also dragged her anchor, but was brought up to the dock in a few moments after.

Arrivals at the M.T. Coy's Dock - sch. Annie Falconer, Toledo, 12,750 bush wheat; S. & J. Collier, Toronto, 10,299 bush wheat; Annandale, Toledo, 13,100 bush wheat. Departures in tow of tug Glide for Montreal, McCarthy 6708 bush of corn and 7275 bush of wheat; Liberator, 10,580 bush corn; R.L. 6426 bush wheat, and 80 tons of phosphate; Lorne 15,225 bush wheat.

p.4 Trent Valley Canal - advantages of the route - details.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 20, 1880