The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 28, 1881

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The propeller Georgian will winter here.

The steamer Hero went to Belleville yesterday morning. She returned this afternoon.

The sloop Frank Smith is loading hay at a Pittsburgh landing for Ogdensburg at $1.50 per ton.

The schr. Louise (Louisa ?), from Cheboygan, with pine timber, has arrived at Garden Island.

The storm drum was ordered up today at 12 o'clock, a heavy gale being expected from the West and South West.

The barge William, which was sunk at Cape Vincent and was quickly raised by Capt. Donnelly, discharged her cargo at Ogdensburg and returned here.

The schr. William Elgin is now on her way from Brockville to Oswego with rye. She brings to Kingston a cargo of coal for Swift, and then lays up.

Mariners are endeavoring to have their vessels in winter quarters by the time the insurance on hulls expires. This will occur on Wednesday at noon.

The boiler of the tug Traveller has arrived and will be put at once into the tug, the repairs to which may be so far advanced that she can be launched this week.

The schr. Eureka, with 292 tons of coal, arrived last night from Charlotte. Capt. Saunders reports a rough trip. He made it in eight hours. During the blow he broke his main gaff.

The schr. H. Dudley, with barley from Kingston for Buffalo, had to run into Port Hope some days ago for shelter. She started again on her up trip, but on Saturday had to run for that port again. In making it she struck the bar, but received no serious injury.

The vessels which loaded here last week for various American ports have had quite an exciting time of it upon the lakes. The schrs. Nellie Sherwood , A.G. Ryan, and B.W. Folger, all Kingston crafts, have not reached their destination although now out for some days.

The steam barge Indian, which has been thoroughly overhauled, will be launched tomorrow. She has received a new boiler, engine cylinder, etc. About $4,000 have been expended upon her hull. She will class for grain. The Indian's consorts will also be thoroughly repaired.

The schr. Erie Belle, with coal from Charlotte to Toronto, beat her way up to Darlington on Saturday, but the seas were so great as to sweep over her decks. She turned back, arriving here yesterday morning. Her pumps were used quite lively to keep her hold free. She dropped her anchor in the harbor, but in the heavy wind dragged it until she ran nearly upon Point Frederick shoal.

The propeller Georgian arrived yesterday at noon with 15,000 bushels of wheat from Chatham. Owing to the freezing up of the canals below she was obliged to unload into the barge Lorne of the K. & M. Forwarding Company. This company received the Lorne's first cargo in the Spring, and that referred to will probably be the last to arrive this Fall.

Some days ago it was reported that among the lost sailors of the schooner Mary Jane was Hugh Tyo, of this city. The name is incorrect as there is no such person in the family here. Stephen Tyo, jr., was on the craft for a long time as second mate, but it is stated that he left the schooner at Port Huron some months ago and is now in Michigan.

It was the tug F.A. Folger that brought the schr. Bessie Barwick to Portsmouth, not the John A. Macdonald as reported. When the big anchor of the schooner was hauled up it was found that the stock was lost. It had probably been broken off. The schooner strips at Portsmouth. She made a number of unsuccessful attempts to get to St. Catharines.

Whats The News? - because of escape of convict, warden will not let vessels tie up at Pen. wharf for winter.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 28, 1881