The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 31, 1881

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p.1 City Council - discuss late London disaster re str. Victoria.

p.3 Scarcity of Fish - according to Louis Hansen, commercial fisherman.


The steamer Ontario will continue her trips through to Montreal.

The steamer Alexandria will leave here every Monday on her way to Montreal.

This morning a raft was towed from below the Cataraqui bridge to Garden Island.

The str. Ontario came upwards this morning from Montreal via Ottawa. Her stern was somewhat damaged by contact with another craft.

Capt. John Covert has received official notice of his appointment as keeper of the Belleville light house. The appointment will date from the 1st of June.

Mr. Harmer, of Kingston, is shipping 2,000 tons of phosphate to Chicago, as well several thousand tons to European markets. The price paid on the Ottawa for good ore is $16.50 per ton.

Seventeen horses were taken over by the Maud to the Cape yesterday. They were purchased in the vicinity of Belleville and were bound for New York. The Hero brought them down the bay.

The corn brought into Portsmouth by the Eureka and North Star was from the schr. Oliver Mowat. It was in a heated condition. While passing through the elevator it was fanned, thus cooled and raised in standard accordingly.

The barge Maggie broke her hawser and was carried down the Long Sault Rapids all right, struck on a shoal about a mile west of Cornwall, and is nearly full of water. She has about 17,000 bushels of wheat on board from Chicago, consigned to Messrs. Lord, Munn & Co. of Montreal. No lives were lost.

The schooner Lily Hamilton collided with the schooner Canada on her way down the Welland Canal yesterday afternoon. The Hamilton is loaded with timber from Chatham, and is bound for Kingston. Damage unknown. About the same time last year she sank with a cargo of corn, and a suit, it is said, is still pending in the courts against an American insurance company, it being claimed by them that the canal was not of proper depth.

The misunderstanding between the captain of the schooner James Wade and his sailors has been amicably settled in Toledo. It appears that the sailors signed papers at Kingston to go direct to Toledo, but the captain changed his course and went to Oswego. The price stipulated was not satisfactory to the sailors, as the vessel's course was altered, so they demanded an increase of pay, and the captain swore out a warrant to compel them to continue their service until Toledo was reached. The sailors say they were compelled to go aboard again without being able to testify. However, they all went to work, and after arriving at Toledo the captain paid them all they asked without protest, so that legal proceedings were prevented , and all parties were satisfied.


Schr. Jessie H. Breck, Ashtabula, iron ore.

Tug Carlyle and barge Ironsides, general cargo.


Schr. Guelph, Toronto, 17,414 bush. wht.

Str. Alexandra, Trenton, freight.

Str. D.C. West, Westport, pass. and fgt.

Str. Gipsy, Ottawa, pass. and fgt.

Str. Passport, Hamilton, pass. and fgt.

Schr. Paragon, Port Hope, 3,000 bush. peas.

Str. Ontario, Montreal, freight.

Schr. Twilight, Toronto, 13,600 bu. corn.

Welland Canal - For Kingston.

A. Falconer, Kincardine, wheat.

Singapore, Toledo, wheat.

Gulnair, Toledo, timber.

Camanche, Chicago, corn.

Wananosh (sic - Wawanosh ?), Detroit, wheat.

Bavaria, Toledo, timber.

George Thurston, Detroit, timber.

Oriental, Toledo, timber.

Florida, Toledo, timber.

Russia, Rondeau, wheat.

Belleville Chancery Sittings - Gildersleeve vs Gilmour re Hastings - Indian collision in October last.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 31, 1881