The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 31, 1880

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p.2 Decadence of Shipbuilding - shipyards of Ontario silent since 1878 - workmen have gone to States.

p.3 A Fatal Fall - An unfortunate accident occurred this morning. John Curran, an employee in the service of the St. Lawrence and Chicago Forwarding Company, Portsmouth, lost his life. A large number of vessels arriving here yesterday it became necessary for the work of elevating to be continued last night. Deceased was one of the shovellers engaged to unload the schooner Mary Copley. About half-past two o'clock Curran, who had been in the hold, climbed out of the hatch and went ashore for a short time. After a while he returned, but during his absence the spout of the elevator had been moved from one hatchway to another. Curran was not aware of this fact, and the night being dark he deliberately walked into the hold, falling a distance of sixteen feet; death resulting. (further details).

Personal Items -The schr. Bentley, which came in from Port Dalhousie, yesterday, after discharging, ran 139 bushels short.

Mr. I.H. Breck has purchased about five acres on Union Street, and will build a residence on it.

The schr. Morning Star arrived at Wolfe Island this morning with 122 tons of coal for S. Going & Co., from Fairhaven.

The schr. J.R. Noyes, from Toledo, 20,056 bush wheat; Pride of America, Toledo, 21,000 bush wheat; Flora, Port Dalhousie, 5,110 bush corn; arrived last evening.

Mr. Buck's Position - lighthouse keeper required to remain until successor named.

Marine News.

Called at Swift's wharf: Algerian, from Hamilton; Corsican, from Hamilton; Dromedary, from Hamilton.

There will be no steamer for Toronto and Hamilton tomorrow in consequence of the accident to the Corinthian.

The sch. Eureka cleared for Charlotte with 280 tons limestone. She loaded at the Penitentiary. The sch. Mary Copley cleared for Chicago from Portsmouth, light.

The new prop. St. Magnus, owned by Mr. Robertson, of Hamilton, arrived at Portsmouth this morning with 27,000 bush corn. The prop loaded at Port Dalhousie. She is unable to go through the Welland Canal as yet. Her capacity is 30,000 bush grain.

Left for Montreal in tow of the Active - Glengarry 14,250 bush of wheat; Kinghorn, 17,850 bush of wheat; Lalonde 20,000 bush of wheat;l Jean Dimars - 9471 bush of wheat; Liberator, 10, 180 bush of wheat; H.L. 10,500 bush of wheatl; Dalhousie, 18,350 bush of corn; Advance, 12,000 bush of wheat.

The following passed through the canal for Kingston: schrs. M.L. Breck, Toronto, corn; Marysburg, Toledo, corn; Sweepstakes, Toledo, wheat; Pandora, Toledo, corn; Garibaldi, Toledo, wheat; Gold Hunter, Toledo, wheat; Maize, Toledo, wheat; Erie Belle, Chicago, corn; Emerald, Toledo, wheat; Lady Macdonald, Chicago, wheat; Lewis Ross, Toledo, wheat; Ella Murton, Chicago, wheat; W.R. Taylor, Toledo, wheat; J.N. Carter, Toledo, wheat; Bg Gibraltar, Toledo, wheat; bg Lisgar, Toledo, wheat; bg Lincoln, Toledo, wheat.

The sch. Wawanosh, from Detroit, loaded with timber for Clayton, ran ashore this morning at Snake Island. She was out of the water about a foot and a half. The tug Active towed her off.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 31, 1880