The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 3, 1881

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p.2 A Bevy of Drunkards - Maurice Fitzgerald and two others arrested - drunk and disorderly; he was master of vessel that arrived yesterday.



The rate from Toledo to Kingston is 6 1/2 cents on corn, and 7 cents on wheat.

The steam barge Adventure and barge arrived this morning from the Rideau.

The steam barge Carlyle left today for Westport to load potatoes for Kingston.

The schr. Florida is chartered from Toledo to Garden Island, oak timber, at $85.

The schr. Julia, from Whitby, with 7,488 bush. peas, has arrived at the M.T. Co.'s wharf.

The str. D.C. West left for Westport at 8:10 o'clock this morning. She had a full cargo.

The schr. Nellie Sherwood that was stranded last fall at Weller's Bay is off all right. She leaves today for Kingston.

The steamer Algerian arrived this morning from Hamilton. She had considerable freight aboard for river ports. Her passengers were few.

Mr. Lumsden, of Belleville, has bought the yacht Victor, (7 tons) of Napanee. She will probably be added to the B.Q.Y.C. fleet.

The sailors that shipped on the Prussia for $1 per day at Kingston joined the Sailors' Union when they reached Port Dalhousie and struck for $1.50. The Captain paid it rather than be delayed.

The schr. Azov cleared on Saturday evening from Hamilton for Kingston with staves. She will take a load back if she gets one, and then go up to the Georgian Bay, where she goes into the lumber trade.

On Sunday night the steam barge Norman ran ashore between Mississagua Point and Ferry Point. She remained there overnight. The tug Bonar pulled her off uninjured. She is now loading lumber at Ferry Point for Oswego.

Gananoque Regatta - to be held on 24th May for second and third class boats.

An Old Landmark Removed - Mr. G.W. Andrews received a telegram this morning announcing the death of his father-in-law, Capt. Peter McIntyre, at the residence of his son, in Toronto. Deceased was about seventy-five years of age. He was a resident of Kingston for upwards of thirty years. He, along with his brother, was the first to erect the light houses along the Canadian coast. About seven years ago he was appointed keeper of the lighthouse at Michipicoton Island, Lake Superior, and had just arranged to leave to take his post for the season, when death removed him. When Lord Dufferin was Governor-General Capt. McIntyre had the honor of receiving his Excellency and Lady Dufferin at his lighhouse, at which they remainded overnight.....

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 3, 1881