The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 21, 1882

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p.2 The Oswego Regatta - yacht Garfield.

p.3 Examining The Shoals - This morning Capt. Paul and a diver were engaged in examining the Point Frederick Shoals, getting its position and ascertaining its condition. The scows to be employed for removing the stone when blasted are now being constructed.


The schr. Jessie H. Breck is loading iron ore for Ashtabula at 70 cents per ton.

The schrs. Oliver Mowat and White Oak are loading iron ore at the esplanade for Fairhaven.

The tug Active cleared for Montreal with barges carrying 1,200 tons coal and 20,000 bushels wheat.

Capt. McCarthy has given up command of the steam barge Kingsford and Capt. Pappa has taken his place.

The schrs. William Elgin and Philo Bennett are discharging coal at Swift's. They have about 450 tons together.

The regatta at Oswego tomorrow promises to be a great event. All the preparations for it are now completed.

The yacht Alarm, on her way from Kingston to Toronto, struck a shoal at the False Ducks and will need to be repaired.

The yacht Cygnet left yesterday for Oswego. She will take part in the regatta. The Gracie and Katie Gray, of Belleville, will also compete.

The schr. Hoboken is loading coal at Oswego. The vessel, after being discharged here, was found to have an overplus of 127 bushels. The grain was sold in Oswego.

The tug Chieftain passed Kingston this morning with Thompson & Co.'s raft from Port Hope. The tug McArthur has left with the fifth raft of the Collinsby Company for Quebec.

The prop. Lake Ontario was on her upward trip when she sank in the Beauharnois Canal, across which she lies, entirely stopping navigation. The propeller was loaded with rails for Hamilton.

The schooner Pride of America arrived at Port Colborne Sunday morning, leaking badly, having sprung a leak when in a gale off Erie, yesterday. She lighted a part of her cargo and will be placed on the dock at Port Dalhousie for repairs. She is bound to Kingston with wheat from Milwaukee.

Lucas Weese, of Belleville, attempted to beat his way on the Norseman from Port Hope to Rochester. Capt. Crawford and crew detained him; he made himself obnoxious by his profanity and abuse. At Cobourg he was handed over to a constable and will languish in gaol for two months.

The schr. Yankee Blade arrived yesterday, and the Captain at once sought police protection as the vessel carried a non-union crew. No disturbance occurred, and there is no likelihood of such. The Captains of vessels should bear all expenses in connection with the special protection of their property.


Schr. Garibaldi, Toronto, 11,997 wheat.

Barge Toronto, Oswego, 600 coal.

Barge Senator, Oswego, 600 coal.

Schr. Yankee Blade, Chicago, 16,775 wheat.

Schr. B.W. Folger, Oswego, 231 coal.

Schr. Hanlan, Oswego, 175 coal.

Prop. Dominion, Toledo, 4,500 wheat.

Prop. Alma Munro, Toledo, 6,681 wheat.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 21, 1882