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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 18, 1881

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p.2 Steamer Deseronto - Trial Trip - capsized and sank on bay, now on ways at Deseronto.

Arrested On A Peace Warrant - Mrs. George Woods has husband arrested for assault; he is working on new barge for M.T. Co.; she was cook on Eureka last year and has at present a suit against Capt. Saunders for assault.



The schr. Anna M. Foster sails for Charlotte this evening with iron ore.

The schr. Annandale left at noon today for Oswego there to load coal for Toronto.

E.C. Kelsey, of Cape Vincent, has purchased the schooner Ione from Folger Bros.

The schr. J.H. Breck leaves this evening for Hamilton to load timber. She looks well in her new outfit.

The ice has all left the bay as far as Bath. It left this harbor completely during Saturday night and Sunday.

The river at Montreal is now completely open, and it is likey inland craft will be arriving at any moment.

At Ottawa Eastons's two barges have been chartered for the season to carry iron ore from the Hull mines to Kingston.

The steamer Hero looks handsome, since she has been remodelled to some extent and repainted. On Thursday she makes her first trip.

The steamer Maud will resume her trips on the Cape route, on Wednesday next. A trip will probably be made to Gananoque on the same day.

The ice in the Bay of Quinte is wasting slowly, and is still firm in Big Bay, Bogards. Navigation cannot possibly be opened before the 25th inst.

The schr. Grantham is on the bottom, in the Welland Canal, and will be unable to get through before the 1st of May, when the water will be let in the canal.

Mr. Robt. Curran, formerly of Garden Island, but now foreman of Messrs. H.B. Rathbun & Son's boiler shop, has completed a new boiler for the tug H.B. Sherwood, which is a credit to him.

The schr. Twilight will be engaged during the summer in the grain trade between Toronto and Kingston. She leaves for the latter place on Wednesday, and there will have a new mast put in.

The steamer Pilgrim took fire in her hold about 2 o'clock on Sunday morning while lying at Deseronto, and was badly scorched, although not enough to disable or stop her running her regular trips.

The schr. Denmark sailed Saturday afternoon, and the schrs. Oriental, Bavaria, Siberia, and barge Saxon left Garden Island later on in tow of the steamer Chieftain, for Hamilton, to load timber for here. The Chieftain, with a barge in tow, passed through Burlington piers this morning. Burlington bay being still frozen over she had to cut her way through the ice.

One of the causes of the disaster on the 7th November to the schr. Norway has just been discovered. The rudder post was found to be twisted, which rendered the steering gear of no use. This, of course, caused the vessel to broach to and fill with water. The schooner was made nearly ready for service again before the defect was discovered. She has been detained and will have a new post put in and the steering apparatus thoroughly readjusted.

Obliterated - About fifty years ago, on the shore of Sodus Bay, Lake Ontario, there stood a hamlet of thirty houses, a blacksmith's shop, and a large warehouse, called Sloop Landing. Quite an extensive trade was done with Rochester and Oswego during navigation. Now there is not a trace of the hamlet left, not even a mound or hillock.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 18, 1881