The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 18, 1882

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p.3 Annoying Slumberers - The steamboat whistling nuisance in this city should be looked after. Every morning the prolonged blasts of some steamer awake people long before the rising hours. The blowing off of steam by the boats might also be obviated if less pressure was used in coming into the wharves. It is simply a waste of power to allow it to escape.

Yachting Notes - Cynget, Garfield, Cruiser, Gracie, Sylvia, Katie Gray, Surprise, Laura, Cricket, Verve, Vixen.

Police Court - A Vessel Case - a test of sailor's right to leave without full notice before a vessel discharges - schr. Laura, Capt. Daley.


The barge Otonabee is discharging ties here.

The steam barge Nile and consorts are in from the Rideau.

The John Thorn had an excursion from Clayton to Kingston.

The Princess Louise brought to Kingston yesterday the biggest load yet this season from down the river.

A barge of coal, said to have been uninsured, is said to have been sunk in the river a few days ago and abandoned. It left Fairhaven.

The schrs. Canada, Cheboygan, pine; Albion's Ark, Alpena, pine; and Mary, Windsor, staves; have arrived at Garden Island.

The schooner Paragon, with coal for Port Hope, ran ashore on Mohawk reef, and lies about a foot out on a rocky bottom, though not making much water.

The tug Conqueror passed here last night with a raft of five drams of timber bound for Quebec. Several hours afterwards the tug Edsall went down the river with another raft.

The schooner Marquis, with 30,000 bushels of wheat and a deck load of pork, risked the danger of sailing to Prescott, rather than pay $50 for towage by the Dominion Wrecking Company.

The schrs. Jessie Breck, Prussia and Bavaria have been chartered to carry coal from Cleveland to Brockville at $1.25 per ton f.o.b. Altogether they will carry 2,200 tons.

The schr. Jessie H. Breck has filled all the available space on Swift's wharf for soft coal, and at noon was towed to Queen street wharf, where she discharged the balance of her cargo, 100 tons, for R. Crawford & Co.

The Dominion Wrecking Company have contracted to raise the str. Avondale, ashore at Isaacs Harbour, and bring her to Halifax. Considerable phosphate from the cargo of the str. has reached Montreal.

There is a fleet of about twenty vessels on the way to Kingston from Chicago with grain, upon which from 4 1/2 cents to 6 cents per bushel is being paid. The prop. Europe, with 17,200 bush. wheat, and the schr. St. Andrews, with 15,000 bush. wheat, have arrived from there.

The Merchants' Propeller Company has at last determined to have some steps taken for raising their new propellor City of St. Catharines, which sank near Port Huron in 1879. After a week's search the wreck was found and a couple of tugs with necessary appliances are now at work upon her.

On Wednesday the schr. J. & R. Collier was towed into Oswego by the steam barge Saxon minus her mainmast, which she lost in a collision with the schr. Marcia A. Hall at South Bay. Both vessels were at anchor under the Point during a gale. The Collier weighed and started out. By some means her cable slipped and the anchor ran out and caught bottom, swinging across the bows of the Hall, with the latter's jibboom forward of the Collier's mainmast. Both anchors dragged and in this position they drifted toward the shore until Capt. Moore cut away his mainmast. The vessel is loaded with box-stuff for Rathbun. The schr. Hall lost her headgear. She is bound for Toronto with coal from Oswego.

The tug F.A. Folger arrived last evening with the disabled steamer Passport. She was towed to the Kingston Foundry there to receive a new shaft. A passenger on the steamer when she broke her shaft states that the Captain displayed the greatest coolness, and no one would have imagined that anything had occurred but for the fact that the passengers had to be transferred to the str. Magnet, which happened to be steaming down within a hundred yards of the disabled boat and which towed her to Brockville at the time. Orders have been issued to sell no more tickets via Charlotte for the str. Magnet. In case the repairs to the str. Passport occupy any length of time another boat will be leased to complete the line for the season. The Passport was built 30 years ago, and ranks as the fastest passenger steamer of the line.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 18, 1882