The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 8, 1880

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p.3 The Sailors Union - Mr. Cochran, the ex-President of the Union, has not, it appears, kept any boarders this year, and that he has kept a saloon cannot be a serious charge, for several saloon keepers were candidates for the office. There is pay attached to the presidency - $30 a month. No answer has yet come from Chicago regarding the state of the branch here, it being left without a head.

Quick Trip - on Maud from Cape Vincent.

Marine News.

The wind has blown very briskly up the lake today. A large number of vessels took advantage of the breeze and departed for Port Dalhousie.

The tug Active left for Montreal this afternoon with barges Cleveland, 20,000 bush corn; Lorne, 15,500 bush corn; Oswego and Cayuga, 1200 (sic) bush coal.

The prop St. Magnus arrived this morning from Port Dalhousie with 30,354 bushels of wheat for the M.T. Co. This is the largest cargo she has yet carried.

The str. Aylmer owned by W.J. Conroy, of Aylmer, was badly burned by fire last night at the Quio Wharf, Ottawa. The fire originated in the engine room. Loss $2000.

The sch. Jessie Macdonald has been hauled out on the Marine Railway for repairs. She will have new ceilings, new timbers and bilges put in her. The cost will be about $1000.

Passing Steamers at Swifts: Spartan from Montreal; Corsican from Hamilton; Magnet from Prescott; Cuba from Ogdensburg; Armenia from Toronto, Shickluna from Montreal; Persia from St. Catharines.

Passed the Canal for Kingston: Erie Bell, Maggie McRae, Bangalore, Gleniffer, Mary Merritt, the last with timber for Collinsby. Going up from Kingston were the Canada, A. Falconer, and J.N. Carter for Toledo, the barge Clinton and tow for Milwaukee, the Ida Walker and Nellie Hunter, for Fairport.

The tug Bronson's tow line broke yesterday when going through the Gallops Rapids with 5 barges from this city (of the M.T. Co.) in tow. The barge Energy, laden with corn and phosphate, drifted on a shoal. She is not leaking much. The tug Chieftain went down to her assistance from Kingston last evening. The damage to the grain may be a serious one.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 8, 1880