The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 6, 1882

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p.2 Yachting At Oswego

Another New Yacht

Non-Paying Freights - Chicago - corn to Buffalo at 1/2 cent per bushel - "grain as ballast"

p.3 Mishap To A Female Aeronaut - Madame Adella, balloonist, made an ascension from Oswego on Tuesday over Lake Ontario. She threw out everything to keep up, hoping to strike a current that would carry her back to land. Seeing a tug apparently following her, she opened the valve and came down in the water seven miles from land. She clung to the baloon and was dragged through the water several miles and finally picked up by the tug C.P. Morey, in an exhausted condition.


The schr. Philo Bennett has arrived from Charlotte with 177 tons of coal.

The prop. Acadia, from Chicago, lightened 5,200 bushels of wheat and proceeded to Montreal.

The yacht Atalanta has been out on her first cruise, this season, on American waters. Her sailing qualities were thus tested before being entered in any regatta, or matched. All on board were pleased with her behavior.

The steamer Algerian passed down this morning with a very large load of passengers. Every berth on board was occupied. The Directors of the Company were on board, returning eastward from Toronto.

The schooner Speedwell, in passing through Burlington Canal on Tuesday, came in contact with the piers, staving in her bow and carrying away a frame and eight or ten planks. She is lying in Hamilton for repairs.

The propeller Lake Michigan was chartered last week from the Lake and River Steamship Company to take the place of the S.S. Campana during the time she is laying up for repairs, but while on her way up to take her place on the route ran aground in the River St. Clair and has not yet been got off.

Capt. Donnelly has returned from the sunken schooner Sam Cook. He made an inspection, along with Capt. Kinney, Marine Inspector for the Buffalo Underwriters, and found that the craft was in a very bad shape. Capt. Donnelly thinks it will cost all that the cargo and vessel are worth to move them. The schooner is loaded with rich black ore from Ogdensburg. She lies as follows in the water: Starboard side, fore rigging, 4 1/2 fathoms; main rigging, 8 fathoms; mizzen rigging, 10 fathoms; stern, 11 1/2 fathoms; port side, forward, 5 fathoms; main rigging, 8 fathoms; mizzen rigging, 11 fathoms.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 6, 1882