The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 27, 1881

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The schr. Wm. Elgin is having a new keel and garboards placed upon her at the shipyard.

It is asserted that more vessels are now at Garden Island than have been seen there at one time for fourteen years.

Today Capts. W. Taylor and Wm. Lewis were to make a survey of the schr. Gearing, which was damaged by running aground on Gull Island.

The Maud today ran through a great quantity of lumber which floated on the water at the head of Wolfe Island. The lumber was drifting ashore.

The steamship Campana started on her trip up yesterday afternoon. She must have made for a harbor of refuge today, as quite a gale was blowing.

The steamship Campana, with the tugs Active, Chieftain, and Robb, is at Brighton. There is a strong blow from the south-west. Mr. D.D. Calvin is with the tugs.

After discharging yesterday the schr. Erie Queen was found to have 340 bush. damaged grain. A protest was entered, the damage having been caused by stress of weather. A gale struck her off Port Burwell, the water rolling completely over. The survey will be made today.

On Wednesday afternoon the schr. Richardson left for Oswego with a cargo of barley. She discharged at Port Hope and again loaded for and discharged at Oswego, and on Monday morning was in Gananoque taking in more grain for the same place - not a bad record for Capt. McKee.

A Fast Steamboat Run.

The steamer Traveller arrived at Garden Island at 2:15 o'clock this afternoon, having made the run from Lachine to Kingston in the astonishingly short time of 25 hours. At Valleyfield she passed the mail boat, which had left Lachine on her way up three quarters of an hour before.


Str. Gipsy, Ottawa, pass. and fgt.

Str. Spartan, Hamilton, pass. and fgt.

Str. Alexandra, Trenton, pass. and fgt.

Str. Dagmar, Toronto, pass. and fgt.

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

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 27, 1881