The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 7, 1881

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Active operations will shortly be commenced on the Murray Bay Canal.

Travel by the passenger steamers has greatly increased during the past week.

The str. Armenia grounded going into Amherst Island wharf. Hero pulled her off.

The schr. Sam Cook has arrived at Portsmouth with 22,000 bush. corn. The schr. Erie Belle is loading there three hundred tons of railroad iron for Chicago. She will take on ties along the shore on her way up.

The Mail of today says the barge John Gaskin clearly got out of the course when she ran aground in Toronto Bay, as the "channel shows a good 12 feet in its shallowest part." The Globe says the schooner Jessie Scarth, drawing 11 ft. 7 in., "rubbed hard on the bottom" in passing the Queen's wharf. How's that, umpire?

Yesterday morning, while James Crawford, mate of the schooner Norway, lying at Port Dalhousie, was up trussing the foreyard, and using a heavy sledge hammer, he lost his balance, and after falling about ten feet, was so fortunate as to grasp the rigging and so save himself from instant death. Except the wrench to his arm he is all right.


Str. Armenia, Deseronto, pass. and fgt.

Str. Corinthian, Hamilton, pass. and fgt.

Schr. Kate Kelly, Chicago, 15,531 wheat.

Schr. F.D. Barker, Chicago, 20,592 corn.

Prop. City of Montreal, Toronto, 14,000 corn.


Tug Champion, Montreal, four barges grain.

Barge Thos. Dobbie, Hartford, 283 tons ashes.

Steam yacht Wawinet, Alexandria Bay, excursion party.

Welland Canal - Passed Down.

Comanche, Chicago, Kingston, corn.

W.H. Emery, Tyrconnell, Collinsby, pipe staves.

Ocean, Chicago, Montreal, gen. cargo.

Steamboat Racing - Noting the recent contest between the Rothesay and Corsican, from Brockville to Prescott, the Evening News observes that some day when a steamboat blows up and slaughters a number of her passengers there will be a mighty outcry against this form of diversion.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 7, 1881