The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 30, 1881

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The steamer Campana is lying windbound at Whitby.

The three and after Oliver Mowat is loading at Hamilton for Kingston.

Another attempt is being made to get off the Albatross ashore at Wellington.

The yacht Emma, of Kingston, reached Belleville yesterday at 1 o'clock. She will doubtless sail in the regatta today.

The Deseronto Navigation Company will build a large tug and two big barges at Deseronto during the coming winter.

The schr. Jura, which had for two years lain sunk in Presque Isle Bay, has been bought for $200, raised, and will be repaired.

A large lamp has been erected on Ferry Point, near Picton, for the accommodation of vessels calling at or passing that place.

The schr. Peerless is now on the dry dock. A new centre board box and new timbers are being put in aft. This will make her a standard vessel.

The Norah returned to Belleville from Kingston in the same condition as when she left. Owing to there being vessels on the ways both here and Deseronto she was not hauled out.

The steamer Algerian is wind bound at Toronto, and the steamers Spartan, Armenia and Africa at this port. A heavy sea, white capped, rolled into the harbour today. The shoals were never so plainly outlined.

The new steamer Reliance, which was launched at Deseronto a few days ago, is now being fitted out for running. It is expected that she will be ready next week for her first trip to Oswego. The company do not intend putting on an upper cabin this fall.

The U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Treasury writes confirming the action of the Collector of the Port of Oswego in reference to Canadian tows, requiring the vessel constituting the tow and the tug towing them to enter and clear at the Custom House. He says the practice confirms to that at Canadian ports. Let brotherly love continue!


Str. Spartan, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

Str. Gipsy, Ottawa, pass. and fgt.

Prop. Cuba, Toronto, pass. and fgt.

Prop. Armenia, Ogdensburg, pass. and fgt.

Prop. Africa, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

A Steam Yacht Missing.

This spring the screw steamer Clara Louise, of Gananoque, was bought by some gentlemen of Hamilton. She was hauled out at Kingston and a good deal of work done on her here. She was then taken to Hamilton and received a further overhauling. She finished the season on Saturday and was anchored in Hamilton harbour. Her engine, with the exception of the frame, was taken out. The Times says that some time between sundown on Monday and sunrise on Tuesday she was taken away, and nobody seems to know where she is. She was valued at $3,000, and insured for half that amount. While the captain thinks she has been maliciously taken from her moorings and scuttled, it may be that she has broken her cable and, drifting away, filled and sunk.

A Vessel Collision - The schr. L.D. Bullock, from Fairhaven had a collision with the schr. Gipsy. It occurred on Wednesday before daylight off Grassy Point, at the west end of the Reach. The Bullock made a stretch from the east shore, which carried her under Grassy Point, and the Gipsy, which lay at anchor, was not observed until the vessels were close to each other. The Bullock at once went about, but in doing so sagged down upon the Gipsy, doing some damage. It was repaired at Deseronto, at the cost of Capt. Eccles, of the Bullock. The latter vessel was very slightly damaged. [Intelligencer]

p.3 Whats The News? - engineers making survey of Tay Canal with a view of uniting it with Rideau.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 30, 1881