The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 31, 1881

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p.2 editorial - Globe finds that fall in level of water in Lake Ontario is causing damage to harbours; Mr. Calvin thinks that Dominion government blasting out new channel in Gallops Rapids may be problem.



The steam barge Kingsford made the round trip from Belleville to Oswego and return, and discharged a cargo of grain in 24 hours. Next.

The schr. Prince Alfred has arrived with 432 tons of soft coal from Cleveland.

The schr. Herbert Dudley is loading barley and the schr. A.G. Ryan rye for Oswego.

The schr. Annie Falconer has arrived at Oswego with barley from Toronto. Friday she had to run back to Port Dalhousie, owing to heavy weather.

On Friday evening last the propeller Dromedary was raised and proceeded to Montreal. About 600 sacks and 250 bbls. flour of the cargo were not damaged. They were unloaded and taken to Gananoque. The port bilge of the propeller Dromedary was stove in, but temporarily fixed by a diver.

The propeller Lake Ontario goes to St. Catharines to be docked and have a new wheel put in. She is in charge of the mate. Capt. Williams, who met with a severe accident, is now out of danger and will be taken to his home in Oakville. The doctor is of opinion that Capt. Williams will be able to take command of the Ontario when she returns to the dry dock.


Prop. Argyle, Chicago, 17,000 bush. corn.

Schr. Maggie McRae, Chicago, 23,699 bu. corn.

Barge Cayuga, Oswego, 479 tons coal.

Barge Montreal, Oswego, 437 tons coal.

Sailors' Wages - This forenoon the sailors in this port advanced their wages to $2.75 through the Welland Canal and $2 on Lake Ontario.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 31, 1881