The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 1, 1882

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p.2 Deseronto Occurrences - yacht Cricket arrived from Oswego.

-schr. Eureka hit corner of steamboat dock and made a hole in her bow, now loading bunchwood.

-str. Quinte believed fastest boat on Bay.

-schr. Jessie Macdonald on dry dock for repairs; O.S. Storrs painted.



The schr. Florida is lying in ordinary.

The tug Glide is on her way from Montreal with four barges.

The schr. Acacia is trading between Toronto and Oswego, carrying lumber across and coal back.

The schr. Hyderabad is at Milwaukee and the Bangalore at Chicago, loading wheat for Kingston.

The schr. Westside, which had an overplus of 400 bushels here, takes coal from Oswego to Chicago at $1.40 per ton.

The schr. Harvey Bessell is coming to Kingston with 34,000 bushels of wheat. She takes coal from Fair Haven to Chicago at $1.55 per ton.

The schr. Singapore has arrived from Toronto with 10,900 bush. wheat, at 1 3/4, 1/4 cents per bushel higher than usual, the cargo not being a full one.

There is a considerable demand for sailors, owing to the equipment of numerous vessels that, so far this season, have been lying in ordinary.

The schr. Sam Cook, of Oswego, sunk a short distance above Brockville, is still an object of interest to tourists and excursionists. Her masts and a small portion of her bow are sticking out of the water.

Canadian vessels cannot make money by bringing wheat from Chicago at 5 cents and returning light. American vessels always get coal or other freight. Any freight from Canadian ports should be given to our own crafts.

Some time ago F. Lawrence had his leg broken while unloading the schooner Bavaria at Garden Island. He was a poor man with a large family. The Sailors' Union have been collecting subscriptions for the unfortunate family. The President will gladly receive donations.

The steamer Alexandria passed down the river last evening, having on board a large party of Bellevillians, bound for Montreal, Old Orchard Beach, Portland, etc. Amongst the excursionists was T.S. Carman, of the Belleville Ontario, and family, who will be absent for several weeks.

The yachts Gracie, of Belleville, and Cricket, of Oswego, passed here yesterday for the Thousand Islands. The Gracie is on a four weeks' cruise, during which time she will take part in regattas at Toronto and Oswego. Her crew is composed of Capt. R.M. Roy, George Sutherland, J. Edgar, H. Covert, R. Curlett, and M. Roy.

The tug Hiram Easton sank in the canal on Sunday night about 10 o'clock. She was on her way from Ottawa to Kingston with railroad ties aand laths. A woman on board attracted the attention of people on shore by her screams, having left something in the submerged part of the vessel which she prized very much, and not being willing to leave until it was recovered.

The steambarge Business has been chartered to take coal from the D.L. & W. trestle, Oswego, to Chicago, although it is expected that some trouble will be experienced in getting the shutes to work over her high sides. Her cargo will probably not exceed 1,000 tons, as it will not be possible for her to pass through the bridge drawing more than eleven feet.

The question of duty on shortages came before the Cabinet at Ottawa yesterday. What the result was has not yet transpired, but it is hoped that some just and equitable arrangement has been reached. Mariners at this port give the Whig credit with first showing up the injustice of the duty on shortages. It was this journal that also caused a change in the manner of imposing dut on damaged grain.


Schr. American, Chicago, 21,000 bush. wheat.

Schr. Flora Emma, Toronto, 5,850 bush. wheat.

Schr. Shupe, Detroit, 16,000 bush. wheat.

Schr. L.M. Higgie, Chicago, 21,182 bush. wheat.

p.4 A Terrible Crime - schr. Explorer, Capt. John Waddell, deliberately sunk near Tobermory in 1867 for insurance, found in 1877, now raised and taken to Goderich. [Milwaukee Sentinel]

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 1, 1882