The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 11, 1880

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p.1 Route To the Ocean - The Enlarged Welland Canal and the Western Trade [Oswego Times]


Marine News.

The tug Active arrived from Montreal last evening with 4 barges.

The steam barge Nile is unloading bass wood at Rathbun's lumber yard.

The sch. Erie Stewart brings staves from Bay City to Kingston, rate $45 per M.

The excursion to Rochester on str. Magnet last evening was largely patronized.

The sch. Annandale had her sails blown away coming down the lake. New ones have been put on here.

The yacht Fanny, with a pleasure party from Toronto, returned this morning from a trip among the Islands.

The sch. Richardson has been chartered at the highest figure to carry a cargo of wheat from Jordan here at 2 1/2 cents.

The barge Adventure takes 400 bbls of flour to Montreal besides a cargo of corn.

The barge Fortune is unloading 2500 sacks of salt from Montreal.

The prop Dominion, reported as being lost on Friday last, is now lying at the K. & M. Co's wharf, waiting to be lightened of 3700 bush wheat.

Called at Swift's - str. Spartan from Montreal; Corsican from Hamilton; Persia from St. Catharines; Armenia from Ogdensburg; D.C. West from Westport.

John Laduc, mate of the barge Russell, was seriously hurt at Garden Island on Saturday last while unloading timber, a stick of pine having fallen upon his feet.

The sloop Sydney ran aground on Fish Point Bar, Amherst Island, near Bath, on Friday last. She has 42,000 feet of lumber from Trenton for Kingston. She was hauled off.

Last evening, while the barge Hawk, for the K. & M. Forwarding Co., was coming up the river, a young man named Senecal fell in the forecastle and broke his arm. It was set by a surgeon on his arrival here.

The prop St. Magnus, with 29,588 bush wheat from Port Dalhousie, came in this morning, and is at the M.T. Co. wharf. The prop Zealand, from Toledo, with 4,300 bushels wheat, for lighterage, has also arrived.

The tug Active has left for Montreal with barges: Star 20,000 bush corn; Eagle 19,300 bush corn; Kinghorn, 18,700 bush corn; Lalonde 20,500 bush wheat; Advance 13,560 bush wheat; Energy 13,500 bush corn.

The arrivals at Portsmouth yesterday included the sch. William Elgin, Toledo, 9640 bush wheat; prop Lothair, Toledo, 15,000 bush wheat; barge Corisande, Toledo, 18567 bush wheat; sch. Anna Falconer, Toledo, 12,700 bush wheat; sch. M.A. Muir, Toledo, 23,100 bush wheat.

Mr. Prindeville, of Chicago, offers the owner of the yacht Bloodhound, to pay for her towing up from Port Dalhousie to Chicago, and to give $350 towards her expenses, and a guarantee that a satisfactory sale of the boat will be made if she will enter for the yacht race of the 17th inst.

Vessels Passing the Welland Canal for Kingston: schrs. P.S. Rogers, Toledo, wheat; Jane McLeod, Detroit, wheat; Bismarck, Sauble Point, light; Great Western, Detroit, wheat; Arctic, Toledo, wheat; Commanche, Chicago, wheat; Mary Merritt, Toledo, wheat; Augusta, Toledo, wheat; Belle Sheridan, Toledo, wheat.

The St. Lawrence Steamboat Co's boats were fully engaged today. The Maud had an excursion party from Governeur down the river; the Pierrepont took the Congregationalists to the T.I. Park; the Watertown carried the M.E. picnicers, and the Princess Louise took the Cape route. The latter carries immense life-boats.

The marine men of the United States are much concerned because Canadian vessels can be changed to American barges without the imposition of any fees or duties. In Bay City recently a meeting was held and it was agreed to test the legality of a recent decision of the Third Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, to the effect that Canadian vessels may come into American waters, be transferred into barges and be classed as undocumented, thus escaping the payment of any registration license or hospital fees, or being amenable to admiralty law in any way. If the Canadian vessel owners have really got the advantage of their U.S. rivals it is a fact altogether unprecedented in that country, and no wonder a fuss is being made about the matter.

Toronto - The Corsican Accident - man thought to be drowned off boat.

p.3 Man Overboard - from Corsican.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 11, 1880