The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 4, 1882

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p.2 Third Class Race - Amelia, Belladonna, Letter C.

The Shortage Question - (full column)

p.3 Arrival Of A Yacht - Cricket from Oswego.

The Higgie Outrage - three men charged, jailed for trial at next Court.

Alleged Shortage Steals - The Chicago Inter-Ocean says: "There are shortage steals at Kingston, but as between the two ports Buffalo is the biggest thief." We would prefer not to....


The barge Otonabee, from the Rideau Canal, has delivered 125 tons of phosphate of lime.

The prop. Ocean, from Chicago, lightened 5,491 bushels of wheat today and proceeded to Montreal.

The schr. Mystic Star, from Chicago, with 22,484 bushels of wheat, lies at the Montreal Transportation Co.'s wharf.

The tug Conqueror has cleared for Oswego with five barges laden with lath and ties. They came from the Rideau Canal.

A yacht is more like a Christian than the average man. She can stand on a tack without swearing. - The Rev. H.H. Beecher.

There is quietness in the harbour once more. The activity that existed after the arrival of the Chicago and Toledo fleet is nearly over.

A drag link in the chain on the str. Passport broke in Toronto yesterday, and not a man could be found to repair it. The hot weather prevented them from working. In consequence the Passport lost a trip and inconvenienced about 50 passengers.

In Chicago on Thursday Kingston rates were a little peculiar. The schr. Glenora got only 5 cents for wheat, while the schr. Mary Battle got 5 1/2 cents for corn. Both are Canadian bottoms. The Glenora will bring 45,000 bushels and the Mary Battle 22,000.

The Oswego Times the other day said "the schr. Watertown, chartered to carry coal to Milwaukee, was refused a load, as it was found that her timbers were rotten and that she was unseaworthy." This is a base libel. The schr. Watertown is a good, staunch, seaworthy vessel. She brought a cargo of grain to Kingston, loaded coal at Oswego, and is probably well on her way up the lake. Whoever gave report to the above item, says the Express, did it probably with the intention of injuring the vessel.

On the 22nd of July the first vessels of the Chicago and Toledo fleet arrived at the Montreal Transportation Co.'s wharf. Since then over 25 have been discharged, the cargoes aggregating 450,000 bushels of grain. The elevators were worked steadily, and not a solitary claim for demurrage was presented. There was ample barge accommodation. This speaks well for the Company and demonstrates that, barring accidents, they can meet all their engagements satisfactorily. The grain delivered to all the companies during the past two weeks will amount to 650,000 bushels.

The prop. Cuba, of the Ogdensburg Transportation Line, plying between Ogdensburg and Toronto, encountered a heavy sea about 3 a.m. on Wednesday, after leaving Kingston, and labored considerably. At 7 a.m. she sprang a leak, and the water gained on the pumps rapidly. After testing her she was hauled over for Genesee, where she arrived at midnight and was run into the steamboat dock. There the water gained on her with such rapidity that she was run into the bank on the east side of the river, south of the pier, to prevent her from sinking. She has on board a general cargo of merchandise, sugar, etc., which will be badly damaged, as there are now three feet of water in her hold. Capt. McCorquodale says she could not have kept afloat more than an hour or two longer. Some Hamilton capitalists are interested in the boat.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 4, 1882