The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 8, 1881

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The tug M.J. Cummings cleared for Oswego at noon with two barges laden with leached ashes.

A Chicago paper announcing the arrival of the schr. C.T. Straubenzie remodels the name and makes it the C.T. Strawberry.

Capt. Donnelly has succeeded in settling the claim for insurance in connection with the loss of the Prince Alfred, and goes on to look after the City of Winnipeg. The Prince Alfred was consigned to Hitchcock & Foster.


Str. Magnet, Charlotte, pass. and fgt.

Str. Corinthian, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

Str. Corsican, Hamilton, pass. and fgt.

Str. Spartan, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

Prop. Armenia, Ogdensburg, pass. and fgt.

Prop. Cuba, Toronto, pass. and fgt.

Prop. Persia, St. Catharines, gen. cargo.

Prop. California, Cleveland, gen. cargo.

Prop. City of Montreal, Toronto, 14,058 corn.

Tug Champion, Oswego, barges for coal.

Prop. Georgian, Toledo, 4,254 bu. wheat.

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

Welland Canal - Bound Down.

Singapore, Toledo, Kingston, corn.

Florida, Toledo, Garden Island, timber.

Siberia, Toledo, Garden Island, timber.

Gleniffer, Toledo, Garden Island, timber.

Augusta, Toledo, Garden Island, timber.

M.C. Upper, Toledo, Collinsby, timber.

Anglo Saxon, Muro, Garden Island, timber.

Burning Of Flower City.

The following further particulars about the burning of the steamer Flower City has been received. On Saturday morning a fire had just been started in her furnace, as she had been engaged to carry an excursion to Kingston. The fire caught from a defective stack. An alarm was sounded, but after hard work it was seen that the fire could not be extinguished, and she was cut adrift. She floated a little way down the stream and burned in about three-quarters of an hour. The sight was a grand one and was witnessed by a large number of people. After burning some time the tug McArthur went to her assistance and soon had a large stream of water on the fire, and succeeded in putting it out after the cabin and all the upper works had been burned. The boat, before the fire was extinguished, had drifted almost to Round Island, and on Saturday forenoon was towed back into Clayton harbor. From outside appearances the boat does not look as if it was damaged largely, but it is said the machinery is somewhat injured and the bottom of the boat burned inside. The boat, though owned by a Rochester party, had been chartered for forty days by Mr. A.F. Barker, of Clayton, and most of her remaining time had been filled by dates for excursions. Mr. Barker announces that by the first of next week he will have a boat to take her place, and all parties who have made arrangements will be furnished as before.

p.3 Racing On The River - Swan and Princess Louise.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 8, 1881