The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 29, 1881

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Capt. J. Higgins succeeds Capt. M. Kerwin of the Lem Ellsworth.

The steamer Princess Louise brought here today a large consignment of cheese from an American point down the river.

Calvin & Son started their fifth raft for Quebec last evening in tow of the str. Chieftain. It consisted of nineteen drams.

Vessels, whose cargoes go to Kingston from Chicago, clear for Oswego. The Sam Cook and F.D. Barker are among crafts going that way.

The oldest sailor scarcely remembers such a season for light winds as this has been. The storm drum has not been up once in Kingston harbour.

The sailors on the schr. Bismarck, while at Wheatly, Lake Erie, purchased a fox which they have handed over to the Seamen's Union in this city.

The tug Hiram A. Calvin was engaged today in pulling off the schr. Alexandra, ashore for several months at Wolfe Island. Several chancery suits were entered in relation to her, but afterwards settled.

The schr. Canada, bound up, and the schr. H. Dudley, bound down, collided off Port Sanilac, Mich., yesterday morning, and both were towed to Port Huron by the tug Bob Anderson. The damage to the Dudley (a Kingston boat) is the loss of her bowsprit, jib boom and fore topmast. The Canada's loss is her bowsprit, jib boom and cutwater, and repairs on both will be made at Port Huron.


Prop. Armenia, Toronto, pass. and fgt.

Prop. Persia, St. Catharines, pass. and fgt.

Prop. Cuba, Ogdensburg, pass. and fgt.

Str. Passport, Hamilton, pass. and fgt.

Str. Corinthian, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

Str. Armenia, Deseronto, sundries.

Schr. A.J. Ryan, Ogdensburg, light.

Schr. Bismarck, Point Pelee, timber for Garden Island.

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

Str. Algerian, Montreal, freight.

Str. Armenia, Ogdensburg, pass. and fgt.

Prop. Dominion, Montreal, freight.

Welland Canal - Passed Down.

Norway, Toledo, Kingston, timber.

North Star, Chatham, Kingston, wheat.

W.H. Oades, Toledo, Kingston, corn.

Elgin, Toledo, Kingston, corn.

Denmark, Toledo, Kingston, timber.

L. Seaton, Toledo, Kingston, corn.

Craftsman, Toledo, Kingston, corn.

A Nice Trick - yacht Garfield stolen.

Wind Wafts - All yachts above 12 tons, to run in the second class race on Friday, will be allowed to carry ten men.

The excursion business on the St. Lawrence is very light this summer. The steamboat men attribute this to the recent London disaster.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 29, 1881