The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 12, 1880

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Marine Notes.

The sch. Merritt is loading 400 tons of iron ore for Fairport.

The sloop Glasgow has arrived from Mill Point with lathes and lumber.

Swifts - Passing Steamers: Passport from Hamilton; D.C. West from Westport.

M.T. Co. - Arrivals: schrs. M.L. Breck, Port Dalhousie 15,935 bush of wheat; Manzanilla, from Chicago 22,700 bush corn.

The water in the Kingston Mills lock is very low, being now only 4 feet. Vessels drawing 4 feet 11 inches can pass through the other locks with safety, but at this one they have to lighten.

The sloop Rainbow has been raised, recaulked, and is now loading lumber for Rathbun & Sons. The sloop John Wesley, from Mill Point, and barge Redford, from Ottawa, are loading the same material at the same place.

Passed Through the Welland Canal for Kingston: schrs. Pandora, Colchester, wheat; Azov, Chatham, wheat; Gleniffer, Milwaukee, wheat; Havana, Detroit, wheat; L.D. Bullock, Chatham, wheat; barge Anglo-Saxon, Toledo, timber; St. Lawrence, Toledo, timber.

The barge Gypsy Queen, of Ottawa, loaded with railway ties for Cape Vincent, struck a boulder on the sill of the Kingston Mills locks and immediately filled. She now lies where she was pulled by the D.C. West, alongside the locks, her deck being even with the water tide. The damage will be about $200.

The str. Hastings arrived here this morning from Stone Mills in tow of the Lady Franklin. Her injury, the result of the collision with the steambarge Indian, is fully as bad as has been described. The blow must have been a violent one to produce the wreck today apparent. Mr. Gildersleeve, owner of the Hastings, has reached home from Montreal.

Larceny Case - On the 9th several track-bars and a quantity of iron, used for fastening down the carriage at Fishers shipyard, Portsmouth, were stolen - details.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 12, 1880