The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 12, 1882

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The schr. Prussia has arrived at Portsmouth from Toledo with 25,000 bushels of wheat.

The schr. E. Fitzgerald is loading 19,000 bushels wheat in Chicago for Kingston at 5 1/2 cents.

The str. Corinthian passed eastward this morning, and the steamer Algerian westward this afternoon.

The steamer Maud was able to go to Cape Vincent today. The repairing of her rudder post did not take the time anticipated.

The schr. Mary Battle, Chicago, 22,000 bush. wheat, and prop. Nova Scotia, 16,728 bush. wheat are discharging at the M.T. Co.'s wharf.

The tug Active, with the barges Gaskin and Glenora, left Port Dalhousie at noon today for Kingston. They bring about 85,000 bushels of wheat from Chicago.

The str. Dennis Bowen, of Hamilton, has been sold by Capt. Thornton to Mr. Munson, of Napanee. She was for eight years at Hamilton and in all that time had not a mishap.

The tug Glide has taken a barge laden with coal to Belleville; the tug Bronson has cleared for Montreal with a tow of four barges, carrying 100,000 bushels of wheat.

The steambarge Saxon has left Oswego for the Bay of Quinte with Thomas Bates, diver, who will examine the Kingsford, ashore at McDonald's Cove with a view of getting her off.

The Magnet will take a large party from here to Rochester and Oswego on the 16th inst. Many tickets are sold for Oswego, the excursionists preferring to make the shorter trip. Kingston will be depopulated on the civic holiday.

The steamer Watertown has been three weeks at work dredging the lower part of the Gananoque river. The work has been in a considerable degree accomplished. The total outlay up to the present time is about $1,000, leaving a large balance unexpended. After the work has been completed in the Gananoque river the river in front of wharves will be dredged.

The new steambarge which Messrs. Calvin & Son, of Garden Island, purpose building will be 175 feet long, 32 feet beam, and 14 feet depth of hold, the capacity between 20,000 and 40,000 bushels. The keel will be laid next week. The barge will be built of oak and work done under the direction of the veteran shipwright, Mr. Henry Rooney. It is specially designed for the timber trade, but will be used also in towing the barges of the Garden Island fleet. (str. D.D. Calvin - ed.)

The barge Huron, belonging to the K. & M. Forwarding Co., while being towed out of Oswego harbour this week, by the tug Gardiner, struck the barge Michigan, which was lying at the lower coal dock, crushing through the stern of the latter. The Michigan is owned by the Ogdensburg Coal and Towing Company, and had on between three and four hundred tons of coal for Montreal. The gap in the stern will be patched up, and the craft taken to Montreal and relieved of her cargo. Her damage, the Times says, is reckoned at about $600.

The Canadian schooner Hyderabad, grain loaded, run back into Chicago late Tuesday night, and towed up the river. Her cargo was wheat, destined for Kingston. In the shaking up she got outside in the heavy sea, she sprung a bad leak, and, though the pumps were kept going, she had considerable water in her hold, and her cargo was more or less damaged. She had 20,000 bushels on board. At the Fulton elevator the dry wheat was taken out, and Wednesday evening she was towed somewhere to discharge the wet. It was understood that 3,000 or 4,000 bushels were damaged. The cargo is insured in the Chicago Cargo Pool. The vessel has gone into dry dock.

p.3 The Ione's Jolly Crew - steam yacht.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 12, 1882