The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 1, 1881

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p.2 Rideau Canal - Navigation of the Rideau Canal began this year on the 1st of May and continued until the 30th November, seven months; the total number of lockages through the canal at Ottawa was 965, some 25 less than last year. The smallest number of lockages was in October, and the largest in May. The vessels locked consisted of 396 steamers and 563 barges. Low water, says the Globe, was one cause of the falling off in traffic, but owing to railway competition the Rideau Canal is not likely to pay more than expenses and repairs.

p.3 Robbery Of A Sailor - drinking with two other sailors.

Raising The Norseman - But a short time elapsed after the arrival of the steamer Hiram A. Calvin (with steam pumps and the best of Canadian wreckers, Capt. Donnelly) before operations were commenced to raise the steamer Norseman sunk near Oshawa. A small hole was found in the vessel. Late last night a start was made for Port Hope, where the steamer now is. There she will be patched up and brought to this city, where she will be thoroughly repaired. The schr. Eliza White was used as a lighter, into which the steamer's cargo of peas was put. Capt. Crawford was not on the steamer at the time of the accident, having remained at Rochester in order to attend to some important business.

A later telegram stated: "The steamer Norseman was floated at 11 o'clock last night and arrived safely at Port Hope in tow of the steamer Hiram A. Calvin." Temporary repairs will be made there, when the vessel will be taken to Kingston and thoroughly overhauled.

Whats The News? - tug Rambler, not schr. Flora Carveth, that sank near Belleville.

schr. H. Dudley arrived at Buffalo.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 1, 1881