The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 7, 1880

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p.3 Thousand Island Park - accidents involving Idlewild, Wanderer, Clara Louise and Island Belle.

Marine News.

It will cost about $3000 to repair the sch. Edward Blake.

Called at Swifts wharf: Passport, from Montreal; Spartan from Hamilton; D.C. West, from Westport; tug Eleanor and barges, from Ottawa, iron ore and lath; Europe, from Chicago.

The yacht F.C. Innes arrived at Kingston on Wednesday evening. She encountered heavy weather between Scotch Bonnet and South Bay. She made the run from Cobourg to South Bay in 12 hours.

The law in regard to lifeboats is being enforced. The Princess Louise was detained yesterday by the Customs authorities until she placed on 2 boats, one of which filled up the bow deck. She now carries boats as large as those carried on the Magnet. The crew cannot handle the boats.

Passed Through the Welland Canal for Kingston: sch W.J. Suffel, Toledo, wheat; Nellie Wilde, Chicago, corn; H.P. Murray, Toledo, wheat; Ariel, Toledo, wheat; Ida Walker, Toledo, wheat; W.H. Rosands, Toledo, wheat; G.M. Neelon, Toldedo, wheat; Muir, Toledo, wheat; A. Miller, Chicago, wheat; F.D. Barker, Chicago, corn; E.H. Rutherford, Toledo, wheat.

The str. Watertown took the Cape Vincent route yesterday. She did not get off on time, and in the hurry grounded in the Wolfe Island Canal. The passengers for the Cape, and freight, were transferred to the steamer Rover, and the D.C. West bought the Kingston excursionists back to the city. They numbered about 100. The Watertown was pulled off this morning by the Pierrepont.

The arrivals yesterday and today are: schrs. Nellie Hunter, Toledo, 11,890 bush wheat; T.C. Street, Toronto, 52,482 bush corn; Gleniffer, Toledo, 19,800 bush wheat; prop Magnus, Port Dalhousie, 29,513 bush wheat; M.A. Lydon, Toledo, 16,000 bush wheat; Fabiola, Toledo, 9320 bush wheat; Shandon, 23,000 bush wheat; Senator Blood, Detroit, 15,400 bush wheat; Blazing Star, Toledo, 19,000 bush wheat; Mary Taylor, Port Dalhousie 9472 bush corn.

Arrivals for the M.T. Co. - schrs. Erie Queen, Toledo, 14,600 bush wheat; Rising Star, Chicago, 18,528 bush corn; Eliza Allen, Toledo 1118 bush wheat; Jamaica, Chicago, 19,050 bush corn; Dauntless, Toledo, 9600 bush wheat; Aurora, Toledo, 14,900 bush wheat; Agnes Hope, Toledo, 14,900 bush wheat.

Left for Montreal with the tug Active - barges Montreal, 19,000 bush corn; Immaculate, 9500 bush wheat; P.L.,10,000 bush wheat, Corncrib, 16,600 bush wheat; Chicago 20,600 bush wheat; Detroit, 20,000 bush corn; Milwaukee, 22,500 bush corn.

Fuss About a Dog - Capt. Preston, of sch. Senator Blood, has trouble with stray dog - details.

The Propellor Dominion - Yesterday morning a rumour was current that the prop. Dominion had been lost on Lake Erie. Conflicting statements were made as to the safety of the crew. Enquiry by a Whig reporter could elicit nothing in support of the rumor, and as a last resort a telegram was sent to St. Catharines, where the owner of the boat resides. The reply was as follows:

St. Catharines, Aug. 7/80

To British Whig: Think Dominion is all right. Received message last night that she would leave Toledo this morning with a cargo of wheat. S. Neelon.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 7, 1880