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

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The schr. Mary Jane has reached Collinsby timber laden.

The tug Bronson left for Montreal with 85,000 bushels of grain, and 200 tons of phosphate.

The steamer Princess Louise made her last trip to the Thousand Island Park yesterday. The Kingstonians have all returned home.

The barge Argosy, which was sunk at Oswego a few days ago, has been raised. It will require two new frames on the starboard bow.

The schr. Richardson on Saturday carried the first malt to Fairhaven this season, between 9,000 and 10,000 bushels, which are consigned to Philadelphia.

Owing to a fire on the line of the R.W. & O.R.R. the train was prevented from reaching Cape Vincent until 9 p.m. The Maud arrived in Kingston at 11 o'clock.

Four Kingston sailors have been arrested and gaoled in Hamilton. They were on the schr. Lewis Ross. A telegram says they were arrested for standing out for wages. Hamilton is not a Union port.

On Sunday the schooner Elgin went ashore on the shoal to the west of Simcoe Island, and was obliged to throw overboard part of her cargo of timber before she could be gotten off. Captain Lawson has gone with a tug to try and find the missing timber.

Capt. Short, of the schr. J.R. Benson, was attacked by a ruffianly driver on the Welland Canal, and, in the scuffle, was struck with a whiffletree, which broke his arm. The row grew out of a discussion on the fighting propensities of two dogs. When Capt. Short was struck with the weapon his dog jumped at the driver and would have torn him to pieces had he not been prevented.


Schr. D.G. Fort, Chicago, 22,500 wheat.

Str. Algerian, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

Str. Armenia, Ogdensburg, pass. and fgt.

Str. Magnet, Charlotte, pass. and fgt.

Str. Corsican, Hamilton, pass. and fgt.

Schr. Clyde, Toledo, 15,100 bush. wheat.

Schr. Grimsby, Toledo, 18,450 bu. wheat.

Schr. George Suffel, Oswego, 50 barrels waterlime.

Row On The Schooner Kate.

A short time ago, Capt. Clark, of the schooner Kate, was fined for presenting a revolver at the head of a grain shoveller at Kingston. He has appealed from the judgement of the Police Magistrate, of this city, says the Mail. The Captain gives a statement of the case from his standpoint, which, while it may be in some measure true, was not borne out by the evidence at the time the case was heard here. Capt. Clark says, that while unloading the cargo of wheat he noticed a few bushels of wet grain in the bottom of the vessel, and requested the man who was shovelling to remain there, as he would be charged with it in any case. With an oath the shoveller said he would go on throwing it on deck, and threatened to brain the captain if he attempted to stop him. The wet grain mentioned was near the centre board and had either to be thrown out or elevated with the good grain. The latter was what the captain wanted done. The paper further states that Captain Clark bears a good reputation, and although the law against carrying firearms is a good one, it is hard if a man cannot defend himself from a rough on board his own vessel, when he could if he were in his house. An Englishman's ship, like his home, is his castle, and had the case come before a court in the Maritime Provinces there is no doubt the decision would be different.

A Large Fish - sturgeon caught near Knapp's Point 117 lbs, 6 feet long, 2' 2" around.

A Young Thief - on schr. Gearing.

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