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

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p.2 $100 Reward - for body of Capt. Andrew Aull, with description.

p.3 Portsmouth Cases - boys reprimanded and dismissed - too young.

A Water Spout - A gentleman just returned from the west, relates an incident that occurred on the lake. He left here a week ago on the str. Algerian for Toronto. The boat reached South Bay and was compelled by a gale to remain there a day. About 4 o'clock in the afternoon a waterspout was seen off Port Hope. Both ends were funnel shape. It swept down the lake and after passing South Bay, the lower part fell, making a great splash. The upper part disappeared in the clouds. So goes the story. The narrator has not hitherto been known as a stretcher. His eyesight is generally good.

The Hastings Accident - In addition to the injuries already described we find that the str. Hastings by the late accident, had her pillar block broken, the machinery has been started from its place, and the whole upper works seriously damaged. Had the collision occurred on Thursday or Friday evening, when the passengers were very numerous, life would have been more endangered.

Marine Notes.

The str. Ruby arrived with 700 bushels of rye from Portland.

The sch. Emerald had her sails torn while coming down the lake yesterday.

The sch. Sweepstakes received $800 for bringing a cargo of staves from Detroit to Kingston.

Freights are very dull at present. The sch. Hyderabad has since the 27th Sept. been awaiting a cargo.

Oliver Mowat, Detroit, 16766 bush wheat, and E.H. Rutherford, Toledo, 15,708 bush corn, arrived at Portsmouth yesterday.

The schrs. Queen of the Lake and T.R. Merritt,loaded with iron ore, sailed last night for Cleveland and Fairport respectively.

The Victor, from Toledo, was the only vessel that passed through the Welland Canal for Kingston yesterday. She was wheat laden.

The barges Adventure and Minnesota left for Montreal yesterday with 14,000 bush rye. The barge Detroit is loading 11,000 bush peas for the same port.

Swifts - Passing Steamers: Algerian from Montreal; Spartan from Hamilton; Cuba from Ogdensburg; Persia from St. Catharines; Armenia from Toronto; California from Toledo.

M.T. Co. - Arrivals: schrs. Arctic, Port Dalhousie 14,743 bush wheat; Emerald, Chicago, 22,307 bush corn. The prop Ocean, from Chicago, lightened 4,600 bush of corn, and then proceeded eastward.

It is stated to be the intention of the St. Lawrence Steamboat Navigation Company, to run an active opposition against the Richelieu Company from Quebec to Montreal, next season; anything said to the contrary notwithstanding.

The steamer for the river route (for a Perth company) is being built at Wolfe Island by Mr. Davis. The planking is about completed, and the hull is expected to be sufficiently advanced to admit of a launch next month. The engine is now being built by Messrs. Davidson, Doran & Co.

The sch. Nellie Wilder, from Toledo to Kingston with grain, is reported ashore at Gallop Island Island. This reef is about 35 miles from Kingston, very dangerous and in American waters. When the crew left the schooner there was about 5 feet of water in the hold. It is thought the vessel will be a total loss. There is no insurance on the vessel, but the grain is probably insured. While jibbing the schooner before she ran ashore, Capt. Jackson was struck over the left eye by the main boom pennant, and was carried below unconscious, in which condition he remained about 2 hours.

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