The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 5, 1881

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p.1 Mariner's Experience - Capt. W.R. Taylor's Recollections As A Sailor On the British Coast, The Baltic & The Ocean - details.



The propeller City of Montreal was detained by smoke on her way from Toronto.

Capt. Rothwell, of the Princess Louise, says that the park business is over for the year.

The schrs. M.C. Upper, Canada, Manzanilla and J.R. Benson are all at Collinsby unloading timber.

The steam yacht LaReine was sunk on Friday morning in the Beauharnois canal. She ran against the tow line of a barge.

The schr. Eureka has been repainted and thoroughly repaired. Capt. (Saunders ?) has one of the finest vessels in this harbor.

The schrs. Bismarck, Lily Hamilton, Bavaria and Denmark have reached Garden Island with lumber from the upper lakes.

The tug Gardner left Oswego on Saturday night with a tow. One of her barges, the Argosy, light, struck the crib work near the east pier and was sunk.

The steamer Norseman passed down the river yesterday morning with quite a number of passengers from lake ports. Her day trips have been generally attractive and successful.

The rate on wheat from Chicago to Kingston is 7 cents. The schr. Louise received 6 1/2 cents on a cargo of wheat from Chatham here. The rate is considered a fair one for a "pick up cargo."

Much to the forwarders' disgust, says the Witness, the rates on grain from Kingston took a tumble on Saturday to 2 cents a bushel. This bodes but ill for the new forwarding company now being organized in Prescott.

The captain of the schr. Edward Blake has been doing some funny business. Once he went with a cargo of grain to Goderich and was short. He footed the bill. Again he discharged there and had an overplus. The company would not pay him for the extra grain. A few days ago he was in Goderich when there was an overplus, but when the amount stated on the bill of lading was elevated he shut down and carried away quite a cargo, by the sale of which he will indemnify himself for past losses.


Prop. Armenia, Ogdensburg, pass. and fgt.

Prop. Cuba, Toronto, pass. and fgt.

Prop. California, Cleveland, pass. and fgt.

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

Str. Corsican, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

Str. Algerian, Hamilton, pass. and fgt.

Str. Spartan, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

Schr. Nevada, Chicago, 17,900 wheat.

Schr. Louise, Chatham, 16,000 wheat.

Schr. Westside, Chicago, 20,000 corn.

Tug Active, Oswego, two barges, 1,200 tons coal.

Tug Champion, Montreal, six barges.

Death Of A Diver - There passed away on Sunday morning Patrick Burk, a well known diver. He worked for some years for his brother-in-law, Mr. Quinn, of Detroit, and performed brave and very important service. It was only last fall that he distinguished himself in descending 80 feet into the water off Charlotte and securing the chains, anchor and rigging of the wrecked brig Henry Rooney. Since then he had a contract with the Government, and did considerable underwater work at the Kingston Penitentiary. His illnes was brief, the brain being diseased. Burk leaves a wife and seven children. His death took place at the house of Mr. John Molloy, whose wife was his aunt.

Oswego Regatta - "first annual" to be held on 13th of Sept.

Toronto Regatta - Hero and Norseman to go.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 5, 1881