The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 19, 1882

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p.2 A Handsome Yacht - Cygnet, owned by Col. Denison of Toronto.

Left For Kingston - schr. Hyderabad had some wet grain. [Chicago Inter-Ocean]

p.3 Personal Mention - Edward Bass, pilot of str. Princess Louise, has been pilot for 31 years.

Whats the News? - yachts Katie Gray and General Garfield at Oswego for yacht race.

-steam yacht Marquis of Lorne fishing in Islands, Taylor the Marine Inspector at wheel.


The tug Bronson leaves this evening for Montreal with 120,000 bushels of wheat in six barges.

The schooner Bullock grounded yesterday on a sunken pier in Belleville harbour. The tug Sherwood pulled her off.

A Chicago despatch says lake freights are very dull. The vessel owners are much discouraged at the continued stagnation in the grain trade.

The prop. California has just completed her trip around the lakes, delivering the lighthouse supplies. The passengers presented Capt. Vaughn with a testimonial previous to their separation.

President Herriman, of the Dominion Wrecking Company, is at present engaged in raising the schooner Avondale sunk in Isaacs Harbour, C.B. The contract calls for $15,000, and $5 a ton on the cargo of 2,000 tons on the delivery of the ship at Halifax, N.S. The pumps are working well, and the vessel will be in port in ten days.

The vessels that were in the heavy gales that swept the upper lakes in the past two weeks are now arriving in port. Of course they have a great deal of damaged grain. The schr. Shandon had 130 bushels, and the schr. St. Andrews over 300 bushels. The Captains as they arrived noted protests. The vessels yet to arrive will assuredly have damaged grain.

The str. Passport has gone into ordinary, the crew being paid off. A hunt will be made for a shaft with which to replace the broken one. The str. Magnet will run in place of the Passport, the Oswego and Rochester connections having been discontinued. The str. Hastings would have been fitted up for this route but there is so little trade, and the season is so far advanced, that expenses could not have been paid.

A telegram from Melochville, 28 miles from Montreal, announces that the propeller Lake Ontario is sunk or aground there. These are the only particulars. The propeller left Kingston on the 15th for Montreal, after discharging here 7,000 bushels of wheat from Toledo. Whether the accident occurred when she was going or returning from Montreal it is not stated. Capt. John Donnelly, the noted wrecker, has left here with the str. Watertown and steam pumps to raise the propeller. The rapids will be run by the steamer in order that the trip may be quickly accomplished.


Prop. Bruno, Toledo, 6,250 bush. wheat.

Schr. Shandon, Chicago, 23,319 bu. wheat.

Schr. J.M. Scott, Chicago, 23,525 bu. wheat.

Prop. Prussia, Chicago, 6,300 bu. wheat.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 19, 1882