The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 10, 1880

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Marine News.

Mr. G.M. Kinghorn, managing director of the M.T. Co., is in city.

The sch Annandale has received a new mast, caulking, and a general overhauling.

The tug Carlyle and barges with 350 tons ore from Ironsides, came in this morning.

The gov't chain tug is at the Galop Rapids, and the work of deepening the channel will be begun at once.

The master mechanic on the sch. Jessie Macdonald received a bad wound on the ankle by cutting himself with an adze.

The sch. Kate, from Toronto with 2751 bush wheat is the only arrival to report. The wind is blowing up the lake.

The sch. White Oak is nearly ready to be launched, after extensive repairs. She is in first class condition to carry grain.

Passing Steamers at Swifts Wharf: Algerian from Montreal; Spartan from Hamilton; Magnet from Prescott; Cuba from Ogdensburg; Armenia from Toronto; California from Montreal.

The sch. Lady Dufferin has had large repairs made to her. The prop Prussia was docked yesterday. Prop Argyle was docked today. The latter repairs will be made at Port Dalhousie.

The steam yacht Swan, of Kingston, ran ashore on the bar opposite Bleeker's, Belleville, in entering the Bay on Wednesday. The harbour lights deceived the wheelsman. The Varuna pulled the Swan off.

Passed Port Colborne up: Singapore, Toledo, light; Augusta, Chicago, pig iron; G.M. Neelon, Toledo, light; Elgin, Toledo, light; Jessie H. Breck, Toledo, light; Pride of America, Toledo, light. No vessels down.

The fall trade promises to be quite brisk. Nearly all the schooners and propellors are preparing for the stormy weather by having repairs done. This is desirable. Vessels that are in the least unseaworthy are sure to find bottom first when the stormy weather comes on.

Capt. Hanna, of the prop California, has received orders to hand the boat over to Capt. McMaugh, who has been appointed master. Capt. McMaugh was master of the sunken City of St. Catharines. Capt. Hanna holds season papers, and will sue the Company for the balance of wages.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 10, 1880