The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 30, 1882

Full Text

p.3 Swarm The Lake - new fish called menhaden.

Personal Mention - P. Harty, Inspector of Lighthouses, left on annual tour of inspection.


The schooner Mystic Star, with 22125 bushels of wheat, and the schr. W.I. Preston with 18,316 bushels of wheat arrived yesterday from Chicago, were discharged, and sailed for American ports.

The barges G. Manley, F. Russell and H. Benson are loading rails at the Montreal Transportation Company's dock for Algoma Mills. The rails are for the C.P. Railway. The rate given is not known. The barges belong to the tow of the Metamora.

The schr. Cornelia is loading ties and lumber at the K. & P. R.R. dock for Oswego.

Mr. M. Doran has returned from Toronto, whither he went with a party on the steam yacht Swan. The party had a fine trip, the yacht tearing through the water like a witch. She was piloted by Capt. Andrew Dunlop, whose anecdotes by the way amused the company. The lake on Wednesday evening was calm and beautiful. The worst of the weather was experienced between Kingston and South Bay Point. The Swan met the steamer Passport on the way up and gave her chase, and for ten miles it was hard to tell which was doing the best work. The two turned the lighthouse at Toronto together. The Torontonians were greatly pleased to see the Swan keep up to the fastest of the mail steamers. The Swan today took a party of friends to Hamilton, where she may be sold.

The schr. John Wesley, of Picton, is in port. She is not as religious a craft as the name indicates. She is often "very full" - of merchandise.

The schr. Oliver Mowat is loading iron ore for Fairhaven. She will not, however, leave for several days.

The schr. Prince Alfred is lying at the K. & P. dock undergoing slight repairs.

The floating dry dock, purchased by Capt. S. Fraser, arrived last night in tow of the tugs S. Perry and Neelon. The dock was anchored off Swift's wharf. This morning it was taken above Cataraqui Bridge where it will remain. It does not present a very flattering appearance, but will probably do good service.

The prop. Argyle passed down this forenoon to Montreal.

The steambarge Carlyle, with barges Minnie and Bloomer, have arrived with ore from Ottawa. The schr. J.H. Breck loads ore for Ashtabula.

The steamer Algerian passed down this morning with a very full load of passengers. The Corsican goes east tomorrow.

The schrs. George Suffell, 1,847 ties, and Reliance, 4,488 ties, have cleared for Oswego. The schr. Philo Bennett, with 2,586 ties, left for Charlotte. All those cargoes were obtained from Rathbun & Sons.

The prop. Cuba, from Ogdensburg, and Armenia, from Toronto, called at Gunn's wharf last evening and this morning respectively.

There will be but little freight for vessels until after the barley begins to move. Everything is quite dull around the wharves.

Media Type:
Item Type:
Date of Original:
June 30, 1882
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
Rick Neilson
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 30, 1882