The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 26, 1881

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p.2 London's Calamity - Boat Very Much Overloaded - 2 1/2 columns on str. Victoria.

p.3 Kingstonians Affected - by str. Victoria tragedy.


A number of barges have cleared for Montreal with grain, phosphate, and coal.

The schrs. W.T. Greenwood, Nellie Theresa and Blanche have all loaded lath for Charlotte, and cleared.

On Monday evening and Tuesday 150,000 bushels of grain were received here and transhipped in short order.

The tug Active left today for Montreal with four barges carrying 75,000 bushels of grain and 100 tons phosphate.

The sailors at Collins Bay, unloading the timber vessels, have received orders to work from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.

The schr. Sam Cook has been chartered to carry corn to Kingston at 8 1/2 cents. Good rate, but Canadian vessels cannot get such figures.

The steamers of the ferry company carried out of the city more excursionists on the Queen's Birthday than on any holiday since the line was established.

The steam barge Indian and consorts Gaskin and Southampton have arrived at Garden Island with timber from Bear Creek. The steam barge tows at the rate of six miles per hour. It was said last spring that as a tow boat she would be a failure, but such has not been the case. After unloading the Indian and consorts will leave for Bay City.

Three sailors have arrived from Toledo and claim to have been badly treated by the captain of the schooner George Thurston. They went from this port on the vessel and asked if the going wages would be paid to them on their return trip. They were given to understand that they would. But when the vessel was ready to sail the captain refused them the current rates. The seamen left the schooner and came to Kingston by train. They had offers on other vessels but refused them, believing that the captain would carry out his agreement.


Schr. Floretta, Chicago, 19,895 bu. corn.

Prop. City of Montreal, Toronto, 14,000 bu. wheat.

Prop. St. Magnus, Port Dalhousie, lightened 4,000 bu. corn.

Prop. Prussia, Montreal, freight.

Str. Algerian, Montreal, pass. and frgt.

Str. Spartan, Hamilton, pass. and frgt.

Steam Barge R. Anglin, Cape Vincent, light.

Steam Barge Water Lily and barge, Cape Vincent, light.


Schr. Philo Bennett, Charlotte, ties.

Schr. Nellie Theresa, Charlotte, lath.

Schr. Geo. B. Sloan, Oswego, light.

Collins' Bay.

Departures - The tug Admiral Porter, with schrs. Augusta and Anna Craig, and barges Ayr and Cameron, Welland Canal, light.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 26, 1881