The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 26, 1880

Full Text

p.2 City Council - first reading of Fish Bylaw.


Marine Notes.

The steambarge Norman ran aground in the Napanee River yesterday.

The sch. Anna M. Foster is loading 5600 bushels of barley for Oswego.

A raft of telegraph poles, lying off the Esplanade, was broken up by the gale of last evening.

The sch. Herbert Dudley is loading 16,000 bushels of barley at Wolfe Island for Buffalo, rate 4 cents.

Upwards of 1,200,000 bushels of American grain have been transhipped here since the opening of the season.

The sch. Ella Murton made the run from Kingston to Gibraltar Point, Toronto Bay, on Friday, in 6 hours.

The sch. Richardson broke her centreboard box while going up the lake. She received a new one at Port Dalhousie.

Passed Through the Welland Canal for Kingston: schrs. Singapore, Windsor, wheat; Denmark, Toledo, timber; Craftsman, Malden, wheat.

The sch. Manzanilla, which loaded here 500 tons of pig iron for Chicago, has discharged her cargo at St. Catharines, having sprung a leak on the way up.

M.T. Co. Arrivals: The tug Active arrived with barges Oswego and Cayuga, from Oswego, with 1200 tons grate coal. The tug Bronson left today for Montreal with 4 barges, carrying 40,000 bushels of grain, 40 tons of phosphate and 1200 tons of coal. The schrs. Augusta and Florida, for Ogdensburg, left by the same tow.

Capt. Donnelly has returned after successfully raising the propellor Lake Michigan and putting her on the ways at Ogdensburg. The propellor's stern and port keel were broken. The 1st time she struck the rock 3 planks were broken. Again she struck and broke 3 more planks. Her repairs will cost $1500.

Where's the Folger - Not a little concern is felt regarding the safety of the sch. B.W. Folger which left Oswego last evening for this city, laden with coal. The Folger left at the same time as the A.G. Ryan. The latter vessel reached here at 4 o'clock this morning. Capt. Ryan informed a Whig reporter that there was a very heavy gale blowing on the lake last night. For 2 hours there was a great downpour of rain. Part of the time the sailors on deck could not plainly recognize each other as they passed. They had to feel for the spars. Off the Main Ducks very careful sailing had to be made. The Captain thinks that the Folger has either gone ashore or sunk. Marine men think she will turn up all right as Captain "Barney" Ryan was a good sailor. The vessel is owned by Mr. James Swift.

Media Type:
Item Type:
Date of Original:
Oct. 26, 1880
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
Rick Neilson
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 26, 1880