The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 18, 1880

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p.3 New Company - Messrs. H.B. Rathbun, E.W. Rathbun, F.S. Rathbun, and W.R. Aylesworth, of Mill Point, Hastings; and R.S. Crysler, of Kingston, have been incorporated under letter patent as "The Deseronto Navigation Company for trans-lacustrine navigation, capital stock $2000."

No Tidings Yet - No tidings have been received of the remains of the crew of the lost Olive Branch. Some persons imagine that if the captain's body should be found it will be quietly buried, and the funds, which he is believed to have had on his person, appropriated. The owners of the Olive Branch are willing to sell the vessel at a very low rate.

Marine Notes.

A number of vessels that came down the lake yesterday had their sails torn.

The tug Jessie Hall ran into the sch. Emerald and carried away her bowsprit.

Three barley laden vessels, from Port Hope, are anchored here. They were for Oswego.

The sch. B.W. Folger arrived yesterday from Oswego with 213 tons of coal, for Swift & Co.

The sch. British Queen, with barley from Trenton to Oswego, went ashore on Nigger Island.

The Chicago Inter-Ocean says that the rate of seamen's wages on the lakes is at present $2.50 per day.

The sch. Norway, with timber from Toledo, ran down the lake to Garden Island yesterday with bare poles.

The sch. B.W. Folger made the trip from Oswego to Kingston last night in 7 hours. This is the best time yet.

Passed Through the Welland Canal for Kingston: schrs. Canada, Toledo, timber; Oriental, Toledo, timberl; S. Neelon, Chatham, wheat.

The str. Picton, from Montreal, passed up on her way to Port Dalhousie. She had 120 tons of ammunition for the Welland Canal contractors.

The captain of the Maud reports that a tug and barge are ashore at Oak Point about 8 miles from Kingston, on Wolfe Island shore.

Arrivals at Portsmouth: schrs. Wm. Elgin, Detroit, Hercules, Chatham; St. Andrews, Chatham; Undine, Whitby; Blake, Detroit; Clara Yoell, Hamilton; all loaded with wheat.

The barque Emerald left here for the upper lakes. Yesterday she was compelled to run back. While attempting to anchor off Portsmouth the barque rounded striking the schooner Clara Youell at anchor, and carried away her bowsprit and jibboom. The captain of the Emerald claims that the collision was accidental.

The str. Corinthian, from Montreal, which arrived up last evening, did not venture further westward until this morning. At Nine Mile Point, she encountered a heavy sea and returned, remaining until the storm abated.

The str. Clyde, from Quebec, for Toronto, was windbound here.

John Leach, of St. Catharines, a seaman of the sch. Sligo, from Kingston to Chicago, with pig iron, was lost overboard at Beaver Island, Lake Michigan. It became necessary to pitch the anchor off the rail. Leach was assisting with a handspike when the fluke slipped, dropping the weight of the anchor on the handspike and knocking him overboard.

The steambarge Albion and sch. Albatross broke adrift yesterday morning at Port Colborne, during the gale and drifted across the harbour, fetching up on the sch. A. Muir, laying at the elevator, carrying away the bowsprit of the Albatross and doing slight damage to the bulwarks of the Albion. The Muir sustained no damages.

The steamer Alexandra passed down last evening with a big load of freight. She took on at Mill Point two cases of turned rods and 84 bundles (or about 600) of doors, consigned to Brezee, Glasgow, Scotland, and 18 bundles of base boards for Walker & Roberts, Liverpool, England. The doors were manufactured by Messrs. H.B. Rathbun & Son, who are now making weekly shipments to the old country.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 18, 1880