The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 13, 1882

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p.3 New Wharf Accommodations Wanted - because of K. & P. R.R. opening up back country.


Sodus is to have an elevator with a capacity of 200,000 bushels.

The schr. William Elgin loads at the K. & P.R.R. dock, lath for Charlotte. It is from Ottawa.

John McKeown, the mate of the prop. City of Montreal, had his leg broken by the slipping of a rope.

The schr. Sligo is reported ashore a few miles south of Duluth. She had a cargo of lumber for Midland.

The schr. Nevada brings to Kingston from Chicago, 20,000 bushels of wheat, at 4 3/4 cents per bushel.

The str. Gipsy, from Ottawa, reaches here this evening. The str. D.C. West left for Portland this morning.

The steamer Corsican passed up last evening, and the str. Algerian down this afternoon. The str. Spartan is now at Hamilton.

The tug W.T. Robb, with a raft in tow, is in shelter at Port Hope. The tug McArthur and tow are lying at Whitby.

It was into Port Hope that the schooner White Oak had to run yesterday. In making that port she got upon a sand bar at the entrance. No damage.

Capt. J.H. Scott leaves tomorrow morning for St. Catharines. He is still in the service of Mr. Norris, one of the most popular vessel and steamboat men in the country.

The schr. Ella Murton, which cleared from Hamilton the other day with wheat for Kingston, anchored off the piers and during the gale lost her bobstays.

The masts have been put into the barge John Gaskin. There will be a fine spread of canvass. The new vessel is well modelled, and will have a carrying capacity of 50,000 bushels. It is one of the best constructed craft on fresh water.

The schr. New Dominion, Captain Stark, while on voyage from Cleveland to Port Dover with a cargo of coal, lost her canvass. The decks were deluged by the heavy sea. No anchorage could be reached, and the schr. was at the mercy of the waves. The wreckage was cut adrift so that the schr. laid easier. The vessel was at length brought to anchor under Long Point.

The schr. Gulnair left Hamilton some days ago with staves and timber for Collinsby, but owing to heavy weather anchored off Burlington Beach. On Sunday, Capt. Johnson, thinking the strong northeast wind which had prevailed for several days had abated a little, hove up anchor and proceeded down the lake. After tacking about in the teeth of the gale, which the schr. encountered before many hours out, he gave orders to wear ship and made for Hamilton. At last she anchored off the piers and ran up a flag of distress, but no help was near, there being no lifeboats upon the Canadian coast. To make matters more heartrending the vessel was manned by a Hamilton crew. Happily all danger is past; the vessel is safe. She lost about 2,000 staves, but these can be picked up again.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 13, 1882