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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 6, 1880

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No new developments in the Olive Branch case.

The schooner Ida Walker, Detroit, 12,677 bush wheat, arrived this morning.

The Anna M. Foster, with 150 tons of coal from Oswego, reached Portsmouth today.

The captain of the Sea-bird, ashore at Oswego, is from Kingston, and is named Cameron.

The tug Metamora ran on the Brothers Bar on Monday night. The Lady Franklin took her off yesterday.

The schooner Speedwell, of Trenton, was hauled off the bar at Oswego yesterday. She was much damaged.

The excursion of the Farmersville Band to Kingston by boat has been abandoned on account of the bad weather.

The schooner Mary Lyon, from Milwaukee, with 19,000 bush of wheat, was the only arrival for the M.T. Coy. today.

The prop Armenia ran upon a shoal at Gananoque at 2 o'clock this morning. The steamer Princess Louise pulled her off.

Capt. Leach, of the City of Montreal, has resigned, and Capt. Hanna, of Kingston, who sailed the California, has taken his place.

Passed The Canal for Kingston: schrs. Annandale, Detroit to Kingston, wheat; Albacore, ditto; Erie Stewart, Chatham to Kingston, wheat.

The schrs. Bavaria and Prussia left Garden Island for Toledo to load timber, at the same time. The Prussia made the round trip in 9 1/2 days and the Bavaria in 12 days.

The sch. W.W. Grant, from Napanee, had a rough voyage last night. She entered the harbour with her knight heads and the heel of her bowsprit carried away.

On Monday the steamer Edith, of Sacketts Harbour, picked up a cabin stool and a plank near the Ducks. They were not marked. The fishermen on Grenadier Island think that it was the schooner Volunteer that sank.

The wreck of the sunken schooner Isabella, at Charlotte, has been purchased by Messrs. Siebel and Dodd, of Oswego. Patrick Burke, a Kingston diver, is at work raising the iron ore.

The schrs. Bessie Barwick, Jessie H. Breck and Denmark reached Garden Island this morning with timber laden from Toledo. The vessels encountered severe weather in their passage on the lake last night.

The Lady Franklin attempted to tow the sch. James Wade up to Fredericksburg to load barley for Milwaukee at 6 cents, but could only get as far as the Brothers. She will anchor there until the gale abates.

The sch. Guelph, which has been very unlucky this season, ran aground on Burlington Beach on Sunday last. She carried 17,500 bush barley. The water was very low. She was taken off after very much trouble.

p.3 The Morning Star - The Morning Star which we reported yesterday as ashore seven miles east of Oswego, has 3600 bushels of barley consigned to Irwin & Sloan, Oswego. She was struck by a squall Monday afternoon off Oswego, lost her canvas, drifted down the lake and went on about 7 rods from shore about 9 o'clock. The mate made a raft out of a hatch, went ashore, and woke up the farmers, who launched an old flat-bottomed fish boat and started for the stranded vessel, which they reached in safety. They took off her one sailor, the cook, and a boy, and landed them, after which they took off the captain. The vessel lies head on the beach, with her stern stove in and cabin washed off. The captain boarded her yesterday morning and found her lying easy her grain all in her and pretty dry on top.

A note in the noon mail from North Scribner says the captain of the Morning Star reports her full of water and a total wreck.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 6, 1880