The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 19, 1880

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p.3 Wind Wafts - The Canadian vessel captains are angered because it is charged that they are the cause of delays in the unloading of cargoes at this port.

The flag on the str. Magnet was flying at half-mast on Tuesday morning as she passed Brockville, out of respect to the late Capt. Sherwood, whose remains were on board.

Personal Items - Capt. Crawford may command the steamer Norseman for the balance of the season. He has certainly accepted the appointment for next year.

Capt. John Donnelly, of Kingston, is in Toronto, negotiating with the insurance companies to raise and place in his dock in Port Huron the sunken steamer City of St. Catharines.

Prop. Dominion Accident - On Saturday, Capt. Donnelly, wrecker, received notice that the prop. Dominion had run aground near Morrisburg and that he was wanted to pull her off. He left immediately with the Chieftain, taking the necessary apparatus. Work was begun on Sunday, and on Tuesday the propellor was successfully raised. She was loaded with soda ash and 2000 sacks of salt in the hold; on deck she had a large quantity of liquor, for Chicago. The ash and salt were damaged, but the liquor was saved. The prop. knocked a big hole in her port side, about 20 feet from her bow. She was also considerably strained by going aground on an uneven bottom. Her damages involve a loss of about $2000. She has been taken to Port Dalhousie for repairs, leaving Garden Island last evening. Last night Captain Donnelly received an order to go to Toronto. He left yesterday. The message came from the Western Insurance Company.

Law & Order - 2 stowaways found in hold of sch. Bentley, which left Portsmouth on Tuesday for Prescott; they were though to be rapists, special constables appointed - details.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 19, 1880