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

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p.2 Atalanta's Voyage - trip through Erie Canal hard on her.


The prop. Albion loads 100 tons of railroad iron for Cleveland.

The str. City of Belleville, lately overhauled here, made the run from Kingston to Prescott in six hours.

The str. D.C. West took an entire cargo of groceries down the canal for Messrs. Robertson & Son today.

Capt. Burrows, of the prop. Dromedary, yesterday noted a protest at Mr. Swifts and had today to extend it.

The schr. Pinafore takes a cargo of hay from Wolfe Island to Oswego at $1.50 per ton. Hay is now worth $8 per ton here.

Capt. Dougherty, of the schr. Paragon, who mysteriously disappeared from Chicago some time ago, has turned up in San Francisco. He was a resident of Deseronto. It is thought that he went to Frisco for the benefit of his health.

The new dry dock of Mr. R. Davis is not as great a success as it was anticipated to be. Two unsuccessful attempts were made to raise the steamer Maud by it. Today an attempt is being made to raise a wood scow. The pump, it is thought, is not of sufficient strength.

The str. City of Owen Sound ran on a rock, some 10 miles off Gore Bay, on Saturday the 16th. She had 30,000 bushels of wheat on board, and was going at full speed when the accident occurred. Owing to the rudder of the City refusing to act the Manitoulin had to tow her into Gore Bay. The sea ran very high and the wind blowing a gale at the time, and it was generally conceded that the City got off not one moment too soon.

Welland Canal - Bound Down.

Prince Alfred, Toledo, Kingston, coal.

New Steam Yacht - built at Brockville for Mr. Magee of Merrickville.

An Old Arm Chair - Mr. Wm. Nickle, of this city, has in his possession an old arm chair made from the stern post of the old war vessel St. Lawrence now much delapidated and slowly rotting away in the lake off McMillan's malt house. The timber was cut by Philo Bennett, of Wolfe Island, who sold it about fifty years ago to the Government at $4 per foot. The chair has been secured for grand occasions at Queen's University, being last used by Princess Louise on the occasion of the laying of the corner stone in 1879. When Lady Dufferin was taken by the steamer Maud from Sir Richard Cartwright's residence to Prescott she sat in this remarkable chair. The owner prizes it highly.

Oswego Harbor Again - We endorse the Mail's statement when it says that the complaints that were made wholesale against Oswego "harbor" are unfortunately proving to be well founded. So far the losses fall altogether on the Canadians, and it does seem as though the present breakwater and piers were constructed according to the plans furnished by the tug owners of that port. That the present work is a failure, and one of the worst kind, is apparent to any unprejudiced person. The very fact that the lights were changed, after it was pointed out they were wrongly placed, shows that the original designs were not infallible, and if their designs were wrong in one instance, why not in the other?

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 27, 1881