The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 6, 1881

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The schr. Hyderabad salvage case is again before the courts. The defence of the Kingstonians is a good one.

The str. Hero brought from Belleville this afternoon over fifteen horses bound for Cape Vincent. They were taken across the channel on the Maud.

The Tribune says the Chicago branch of the Sailor's Union contributed $96.50 to the relief of the thirty sailors brought from Scotland by a Kingston, Ont. vessel firm.

The schr. White Oak has arrived from Cleveland with a load of grindstones, which she is now unloading at Swift's dock. She has made her first round trip.

The tug Eleanor brought from the canal two barges laden with hay and straw. The steam barge Saxon is now loading the commodity for Cape Vincent and Oswego.

The schr. Blanche arrived at Portsmouth yesterday with 16,000 bushels heated corn. It will be passed through the fanning process in the elevator, cooled and its standard raised.

The owners of the schr. George Thurston sent up from Quebec a cook, mate and four seamen in charge of a water policeman to man the vessel. They shipped at $30 per month.

The schr. Oliver Mowat, when entering the locks at Port Colborne this morning, in tow of the tug Kitty Haight, got her jib-boom and bowsprit carried away by getting foul of one of the gates.

During Saturday evening and yesterday, six vessels arrived at Garden Island. One of them carried pine from Northern Michigan, and the others oak. They loaded at various Canadian and American ports.

The steam barge Belle Wilson, of Picton, was launched from Redmond's yard, Picton, on Saturday. She will carry 12,000 bushels. The engines are being built at Kingston foundry, of 80 horse power.

Complaints are made by captains about the shoal that obstructs Kingston harbour. The schooner Dundee struck it and jumped her centre-board so that it remained fast all through Friday night's squall, and was only repaired at Charlotte.


Schr. Flora, Oswego, 187 tons of coal.

Schr. M.J. Cummings, Chicago, 23,000 bu. wht.

Schr. Rising Star, Chicago, 18,800 bush. corn.

Schr. Lem Ellsworth, Chicago, 22,962 bu. wht.

Schr. F.D. Barker, Milwaukee, 20,828 bu. wht.

Schr. S. & J. Collier, Rondeau, 14,000 bu. wht.

Schr. Blanche, Port Dalhousie, 15,627 bu. wht.

Schr. P.B. Locke, Chicago, 17,413 bush. wht.

Schr. Westside, Chicago, 20,000 bu. wht.

Schr. Gold Hunter, Port Dalhousie, 13,000 bu. wht.

Barge Energy, Trenton, 12,600 bu. peas.

Barge Colborne, Trenton, 17,456 bush. peas.

Barge Grimsby, Chicago, 19,550 bu. corn.

Steam barge Clinton, Chicago, 17,000 bu. corn.

Str. Passport, Hamilton, pass. and fgt.

Str. Algerian, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

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

Prop. Armenia, Toronto, pass. and fgt.

Prop. Cuba, Ogdensburg, pass. and fgt.

Prop. Africa, Cleveland, pork.

Prop. Celtic, Chicago, lightened 7,000 bu. wht.

Tug Eleanor and barges, Rideau canal.


Tugs Bronson and Champion, Montreal, with 8 barges containing 145,000 bu. grain.

Welland Canal - For Kingston.

Schr. J.R. Benson, Toledo, timber.

Schr. Siberia, Toledo, timber.

Schr. Ella Murton, Toledo, corn.

Schr. Oliver Mowat, Cleveland, coal.

Schr. Sam Cook, Chicago, wheat.

The following are reported at Port Colborne today: Schrs. China, Defiance, Clara Youell, Mary Merritt, Louisa, Rutherford, Oliver Mowat, G.M. Neelon, Elgin, Mary, Hoboken, Emerald, Denmark, Augusta, Norway. Props. Shickluna, Europe.

Lake Freights.

The following vessels were chartered at Chicago for Kingston: schrs. Samana, 20,000 bu. corn; Jamiaca, 20,000 bu. corn; W.I. Preston, 20,000 bu. corn; a schooner to come from Milwaukee, 19,000 bu. corn.

Accident - at Garden Island while working on boiler of tug William Johnston.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 6, 1881