The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 21, 1881

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The prop. Celtic is expected down today.

The prop. Prussia is wind bound at Swift's. She is from Montreal bound up.

The schr. Canada, which left Garden Island last night, is lying at Four Mile Point wind bound.

The schrs. Nellie Sherwood, B.W. Folger and A.G. Ryan reached Oswego in safety on Saturday.

Capt. A.H. Malone has left for Montreal to superintend the loading and bringing to Garden Island of the Traveller's boiler.

The tug Rambler and two batteaux from Quebec arrived here yesterday on their way to Trenton. They are recent purchases of Mr. A. Gilmour.

Now is the time when the farmer sailor preferreth a haven beside a cook stove in a humble cottage to that of a bunk in a forecastle of a schooner upon the raging main.

Captain John Fitzgerald, of Milwaukee, a person of admitted great experience in maritime affairs, predicts that next season will be as profitable as this season has been unprofitable to vessel owners.

The str. Beauharnois has arrived from Montreal on her way to Deseronto. She has been purchased by Rathbun & Sons and will run in connection with the Bay of Quinte Railway. She will carry the passengers to and from Picton.

The schr. Oliver Mowat arrived this morning with 18,000 bushels of corn from Chicago. She had a rough passage on Lake Michigan. Her jib-topsail was split and she shifted her cargo twice. She was the last vessel to leave that port for Kingston.

On Friday a fishing schooner called the Sea Gull arrived at Cape Vincent and tied up at Cleveland's wharf for shelter. During the night she pounded a hole in her side and had to be beached to save her from sinking. The damage will be between $600 and $800.

A Kingston Barge Sunk.

This morning a telegram from Cape Vincent states that the barge William, belonging to the K. & M. Forwarding Co., had been sunk near that place. She was coal laden from Oswego for Montreal, and was one of a tow of barges. The tug F.A. Folger, with a steam pump, went over this afternoon to raise the barge. The barge lies in twelve feet of water near Cleveland's wharf. She was in charge of the tug Seymour. It seems she unshipped her rudder, and coming against another barge received the injury which sunk her.

A Quick Passage.

The schr. Bessie Barwick, the vessel that was thought to be lost on Friday last, when the wreckage floated ashore at Port Colborne, has arrived at Garden Island with pine timber from Cheboygan. The schooner left Port Dalhousie at noon yesterday and arrived at the Island this morning at 8 o'clock. She had a fine trip down before the wind.

Struck By A Gale.

The season of gales has arrived and vessels are suffering. On Saturday afternoon the schr. Eureka left South Bay where she had been windbound for Charlotte. Yesterday when fifteen miles off Charlotte a gale struck her, driving her back. She reached here last night with foresail destroyed. She will be repaired here.

Whats The News? - R.J. Eilbeck has purchased during the season some 70,000 bushels of grain for Downey & Co.

Bank Gets A Judgement - Molson's Bank vs. St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Co. - over bill of lading for cargo of wheat used as collateral.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 21, 1881