The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 19, 1881

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p.3 Storm Signals Ordered Up -

Collecting Young Salmon - for gov't fish breeding establishment; to operate at Long Pt. and near Ducks.


The steamer Algerian was three hours late today, bound up.

The Cayuga made her last trip from Cape Vincent to Alexandria Bay on Saturday last.

A number of vessels, laden with wheat, are on their way here from Toronto. Freight is 2 1/2 cents.

The yacht Atalanta has got through the four narrowest locks on the canal, which are at Oswego, and arrived at Syracuse.

The schr. Dudley is loading barley at Gananoque. It will probably go to Buffalo. The Dudley now carries a Union crew.

The schr. Gilbert has been chartered to carry barley from Belleville to Oswego at 3 cents. This is considered a good rate.

The schr. Manzanilla will carry barley from Northport to Chicago on p.t. Her cargo will consist of about 23,000 bushels.

The sailors enjoy themselves heartily in their quarters. The influence of a good fire makes the old mariners crack jokes quite freely.

The propeller Celtic ran aground on a shoal at the entrance to the Lachine canal. Beyond a few hours delay it is believed the vessel has not sustained any serious injury.

The Government will, when the deepening of the channel of the Gallops Rapids in the St. Lawrence is completed, remove the shoal above Adam's Island which is an obstruction to free and safe navigation.

The prop. Argyle has been chartered at Chicago to carry 17,000 bush. wheat to Kingston. This is the first charter made in some time, in fact the first since the corn corner was bursted.

The schr. Mary Copley left Port Dalhousie on Sunday morning for Cape Vincent, but had to return Monday afternoon. The captain reports heavy weather below Niagara. He says the waves came over the foremost of the vessel and partly deluged the forecastle.

During the process of removing the beacon at Oswego from its present position to the crib at the east end of the new west breakwater a red light will be shown from a pole 30 feet high erected upon the new crib. This light will be visible from all points of the compass.

The steamer Spartan, which had her hull injured by running against a rock some days ago on the Upper St. Lawrence, arrived on Sunday at Lachine under steam and was placed upon the dry dock on Monday for repairs. She will be easily repaired, and in a day or two will be on the line again.


Schr. Vienna, Port Hope, 10,100 bush. wheat.

Schr. Bavaria, Toledo, Garden Island, timber.

Prop. Belle Wilson, Whitby, 5,000 bu. wheat.

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

Oct. 20, 1881

not published - Thanksgiving

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 19, 1881