The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 13, 1880

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Marine Notes.

The J.C. Woodruff, Chicago, 12,825 bush corn, has arrived.

The Pilot came in yesterday with 70 tons coal for different parties.

The sch. Florence Howard has been completely overhauled at Mill Point.

The sch. China from Leamington, with oak, arrived at Garden Island yesterday.

The Maggie McRae arrived with 25,000 feet of oak lumber from Detroit for the M.T. Co.

Sailors are leaving Kingston at any wages they can get. As there is no President to the Union, nothing can be done.

The tug Bronson pulled the barge Energy off after all the grain had been taken out of her. Any steam yacht might have done the same, the dockmen say.

The sch. White Oak has received $4000 repairs and now classes A-2. She will be put in the grain trade. She now ranks as one of the staunchest vessels on the lakes.

The New Dominion from Detroit with wheat, encountered very severe weather and shipped some water. She had 20 bushels of grain damaged, upon which duty was paid.

Passing Steamers at Swifts: Passport from Montreal; Armenia from Ogdensburg; Magnet from Charlotte; Algerian from Hamilton; Spartan from Montreal; Persia from Montreal; Cuba from Toronto.

The steam yacht Spit Fire came up from Clayton yesterday with a party of young Americans on the look out for a little shooting up the Rideau. If they keep on travelling on Sunday they will have no luck. Any city missionary will tell them that.

The tug Robb was seized at Toronto on an action for seamen's wages. When the Sheriff and his men went on board to tie up the boat they were thrown off by the captain and steam being up the tug left the port. Warrants are out for the arrest of the assaulters.

Passed The Canal - Bound Up - schrs. Norway, Kingston, Toledo, coal; Garibaldi, Kingston, Toledo, coal; S. Neelon, Kingston, Detroit, coal; Down - schrs. M.C. Upper, Toledo, Kingston, timber; J.C. Woodruff, Chicago, Kingston, corn; A. Muir, Chicago, Kingston, corn; Jas. Norris, Sault Ste. Marie, Collinsby, timber; steambarge Glasgow and consort, Bay City, Ogdensburg, lumber.

M.T. Co. - schrs. Prussia, Chicago, 5324 bush wheat; West Side 20,607 bush wheat; Rising Star, Chicago, 18,400 bush wheat; W.W. Grant, Port Dalhousie, 9886 bush wheat; Mary Taylor, Toledo, 9242 bush wheat; The Active arrived with 3 barges, and left for Montreal with barges Montreal, 18,000 bush wheat, 20 tons of phosphate; Star, 22,000 bush corn; Dauntless, 13,500 bush corn; Wheat Bin, 14,500 bush wheat, 6000 bush corn; Detroit, 20,590 bush corn; Harvest, 16,000 bush corn.

Accused of Robbery - man arrested for stealing jewellery from stateroom of Spartan -details.

A Public Test - Currency has been given to the fact that the tug Bronson pulled off the barge Energy after the Chieftain had abandoned the trial. Consequently the tug owners are jubilant. To give a little interest to the case, the owners of the Chieftain are prepared at any time to pull against the Bronson and thus decide the momentous question as to which is the more powerful, a screw or a side wheel steamer. Will the Bronson accept?

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 13, 1880