The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 22, 1882

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All the bay boats, excepting the Alexandria, are now running regularly.

The Garden Island fleet, bound up the lake, are wind bound at South Bay.

The lock laborers were "taken on" along the Rideau Canal on Monday last, wages commencing from that date.

The Alexandra, thoroughly renovated, will start on her regular trip from Trenton on Monday, the 24th inst.

Capt. Cuthbert leaves Belleville for New York, within a few days, in order to refit the Atalanta and put her into racing trim.

The schr. T.R. Merritt was on Saturday purchased from the O'Neil estate by John W. King and Howard Helliwell, of St. Catharines, for $7,000.

About twenty-five Frenchmen have arrived at Garden Island from Coteau Landing. There are now over 100 men employed in Calvin and Son's rafting establishment.

The schr. J.R. Benson (Capt. Saxey Brock ?) (line unreadable) Garden Island, being the first arrival of the timber fleet for the season. The Capt. will, no doubt, receive the usual new hat from the Harbor Master.

The tightening line of the steamer Quinte threw a deck hand into the water at Belleville yesterday. The unfortunate man was disabled, as he fell dashed against the wharf, and would have been drowned but for the timely assistance of bystanders.

The Ogdensburg Journal says that Mr. Lunt, the former owner of the steamers Rothesay and Prince Arthur, assures it that these steamers and the Maxwell will run the coming season upon the same route as last year, excepting that the upper terminus of the line may possibly be at Clayton instead of at Cape Vincent.

How the Collision Came About - The second mate of the schr. Clayton Belle, recently sunk by the schr. Thomas Parsons, says that the collision occurred in the following manner: The Belle being on her starboard tack had no right to change her course. The Parsons had just taken in a reef and the sail being hauled up. The sail hanging down prevented the man at the wheel from seeing the Clayton Belle, and in order to have the sail got up more easily, he luffed her slightly. The spars of the Belle with sails set are visible about nine miles from Fort Gratiot light and three miles from the American shore. [Oswego Palladium]

p.3 & 4 missing

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 22, 1882