The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 20, 1881

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p.2 A Split Nose - row among shovellers of K. & M. Forwarding Co.



The schr. Bavaria, from Toledo, timber laden, also arrived at the same place.

The tug boat Conqueror came up the river last evening. She coaled here and is now awaiting orders.

The owners of the Mississippi mine are sending iron ore from their mine to Fairport. The schr. Wm. Elgin is loading 550 tons.

The schr. Jessie H. Breck reached Garden Island from Leamington on Saturday. She carried about 18,000 cubic feet of timber.

Four miles of the north end of the new Welland Canal are now filled to the full height, including eight locks. So far not the slightest mishap has occurred.

The schrs. Straubenzie, Canada, M.C. Upper, Mary Jane, Fanny Campbell and Richardson have all arrived at Collinsby, timber laden. The Company are discharging them rapidly.

It is reported that on Saturday next the barge Minnie, on Point Frederick shore, will be blown to pieces. It will be one of the events marking the closing of the Royal Military College.

An unsuccessful attempt was made on Saturday afternoon to launch the new steamer built at Belleville by Cuthbert for Mr. W. Crawford, of Bowmanville. After working a few feet the ways settled, as the foundations were bad, and all efforts to move the vessel again were fruitless.


Str. Corinthian, Hamilton, pass. and fgt.

Str. Passport, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

Str. Corsican, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

Str. Juanita, Clayton, light.

Prop. Persia, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

Prop. Cuba, Ogdensburg, pass. and fgt.

Prop. Armenia, Toronto, pass. and fgt.

Schr. Jessie Scarth, Hamilton, 18,425 corn.

Schr. Saint Louis, Chicago, 20,043 corn.

Schr. Acacia, Toronto, 12,000 corn.

Schr. Nassau, Chicago, 22,304 corn.

Tug Metamora, Charlevoix, three barges.

Barge John Gaskin, Montreal, 552 tons railroad iron.

Welland Canal - For Kingston.

Schr. Canada, Cheboygan, timber.

Schr. Nassau, Chicago, corn.

Schr. Olive Mitchell, Chicago, corn.

Schr. J.R. Noyes, Chicago, corn.

Schr. Jamaica, Chicago, wheat.

Schr. L.S. Hammond, Chicago, wheat.

Schr. Hyderabad, Chicago, corn.

Schr. Bangalore, Chicago, corn.

Schr. Graton, Sault Ste. Marie, timber.

Schr. Mary, Port Stanley, wheat.

Schr. Prussia, Grand Maria, timber.

Schr. Oriental, Toledo, timber.

Schr. Penokee, Chicago, corn.

Schr. Polly M. Rogers, Chicago, corn.

Schr. T.R. Merritt, Chicago, corn.

Panic In The Rapids.

On Saturday at noon, just after passing through the Long Sault Rapids, the steamer Spartan narrowly avoided running into one of the large rafts that are floated down the St. Lawrence at this season. The raft's position when first observed was in the middle of the channel, after passing one of the sharp bends of the river which are common about Cornwall. It was thus impossible to reverse the engine with any effect and the only hope lay in a favourable turn of the current. The excitement of the moment was intense, and as the Spartan rushed on to within a dozen yards of the formidable obstruction, the passengers became altogether panic stricken, whilst the men at the oars scampered off to the other end of the raft with all the alacrity of French Canadians. Fortunately the change in the direction of the current which was being so anxiously waited for occurred at this juncture, the boat partly swung around, the starboard paddle-wheel passed within a few feet of the dreaded timber, and the boat glided on in safety.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 20, 1881