The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 11, 1881

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The tug Glide will pick up the schr. White Oak at Prescott and take her to Montreal. She will also take down the barge Edmund.

The propeller Dominion met with a serious accident off the Scarboro' Heights yesterday. An explosion took place, the cross heads, cylinder covers and piston being blown to pieces, rendering the vessel unmanageable. She was towed into Toronto.

The barge Maggie has been placed on the ways. The steam pumps were taken off and reached Garden Island at midnight.


Tug Active, Oswego, light.

Tug Bronson, Montreal, six barges, 600 tons iron.

Str. Corinthian, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

Str. Passport, Hamilton, pass. and fgt.

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

Str. Algerian, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

Schr. E.H. Rutherford, Toledo, 18,000 bush. corn.


Tug Glide, Montreal, three barges, 50,000 bush. grain and 350 tons phosphate.

Str. Gipsy, Ottawa, pass. and fgt.

Wind Wafts - A sea-serpent, seen near the lighthouse, is alarming the Bellevillians.

Another Strike - Strikes at Portsmouth are becoming common. Another one occurred yesterday. The shovellers wanted 30 cents per hour. They didn't get what they demanded.

Testimonials Expected - The medals awarded by the Government to the crew of the John Walters, for the bravery they displayed in rescuing the crew of the Garibaldi on Weller's Beach last November, are expected in a few days. The Picton Gazette says they will be publicly presented this summer at Milford in the course of a week or so.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 11, 1881