The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 17, 1882

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p.3 Belleville Yachts - Zephyr, Mabel, Pinafore, Minnie A., Gracie, Katie Gray, Sylvia, Norah.

Whats The News? - The repairs upon the str. Picton, launched at Portsmouth on Monday, cost $7,000.

Shortage of Vessels - The Captain of the schr. O.M. Bond, carrying according to the Bill of Lading, 21,000 bushels of wheat from Chicago, consigned to the Montreal Transportation Company, wore an anxious look yesterday when the cargo was unloaded and a shortage of some 746 bushels was reported. The situation could scarcely be believed, and to make sure that the deficiency did not occur by any error in weighing here the grain was run through the elevator a second time with the same result. Then it became quite apparent that the vessel had not received the quantity of wheat it was believed she carried. Bulk had not been broken en route, and the Captain getting a favourable wind made a start without noting the water line, as experienced men often do. We believe that a statement of the case has been sent to Chicago, and that the Captain will not be charged for anything but the average shortage. Such an intimation, it may be observed, was happily received by the parties interested.


The trial of Ben Eyster, for killing J.B. Shumacher, of Chicago, opened today. The Captain is well known here.

The schr. William Schupe, on Saturday, got 4 3/4 cents on wheat from Detroit to Oswego. From Chicago to Kingston the rate is 1/4 cent less, 4 1/2 cents.

The barge John Gaskin is ready for lake service. When the Glenora is also ready the two barges and the tug Champion will constitute a fine tow. They can bring 90,000 bushels of grain from Chicago at a trip.

The sailors say that as the wind was from the east on Good Friday, it would continue from that direction for forty days, according to their theory. The time should have been up yesterday.

The Gulnair is having a few needed repairs done to her bulwarks, stern post, etc., and it is thought she will start on her journey to Collinsby today. Most of the staves which were washed ashore have been picked up and replaced on the schooner.

The schr. Eliza Quinlan, with barley from Whitby for Oswego, had to run into Big Sodus on Monday for safety. She was leaking badly. The tug M.J. Cummings went to her rescue and towed her to Oswego.


Schr. Jessie Scarth, Toronto, 16,207 bu. wheat.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 17, 1882