The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 16, 1880

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p.3 Brave Kingstonians - wreck of Isabel at Charlotte - mentions Captain James Hadden of sch. Two Brothers, Capt. Corsan of Nellie Sherwood, Tyo of Forest Queen and Saunders of Eureka.

Marine Notes.

No Kingston vessels passed the canal yesterday.

The Active left for Montreal with 72,000 bush grain in 4 barges.

Passing Steamers at Swifts - Algerian from Montreal, Spartan from Hamilton.

The sch. Jessie H. Breck is at Toledo loading timber for Garden Island.

The sch. Richardson arrived from Oswego with coal for the M.T. Co.

The lake was in a state of quietude today. The atmosphere was very smoky.

The Erie Belle left Portsmouth this morning for Chicago with 375 tons of railroad iron.

The sch. Straubenzie is loading 400 tons of pig iron and salt for Chicago. She gets $1 per ton f.o.b.

The Greenwood arrived last evening at Portsmouth from Toronto with 9000 bush corn, today she cleared for Oswego.

Capt. Hale, of Toronto, has purchased the schooner Annie Mulvey from the Messrs. Rathbun, of Mill Point. She will go into the lumber trade, and be commanded by Capt. Osborne.

The barges Snipe and Odessa lost their anchors while coming up from Montreal a few days ago. They broke away from the str. Hiram Calvin at Pine Tree Point. The str. Arctic picked them up.

M.T. Co. - prop Africa, Chicago, 4850 bush corn; prop Lincoln, Chicago, 16,000 bushels corn; barge Gibralter, Chicago, 18,481 bush corn; barge Lisgar, Chicago, 20,000 bush wheat; sch. A. Muir, Chicago, 21,953 bush corn; barges Corncrib, Montreal, 100 tons pig iron; Milwaukee, Montreal, 100 tons pig iron; Glengarry, Montreal, 25 tons pig iron.

Canadian Bottoms - The Chicago Inter-Ocean lays the flattering unction to its soul that it has succeeded in having a stop put to the Canadian bottoms running running into the U.S. marine service as barges. It appears that little sails were put up and this was a 'flagrant injustice' to the U.S. service. The Inter-Ocean says: "The decision as made by the assistant Secretary of the Treasury, is that any permanent bending of a sail on a barge would take her out of the class of exempted vessels and she would have to be documented. And as Canadian and other foreign bottoms cannot be documented in this country the decision means that the barge dodge to run Canadian-built vessels into our coasting trade will no longer succeed."

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 16, 1880