The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 23, 1882

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p.2 Yacht Race at Oswego -

A Match Yacht Race - Belledonna, Mr. Wade and Amelia, Mr. Fisher.

p.3 Purchasing The Maud - attempt failed.

Whats The News? - odor of soured and damaged grain smelled around Queen and Brock streets.


The barge Water Lily is in port with about 3,000 ties.

The schr. American brings wheat from Chicago to Kingston at 4 1/2 cents.

The schrs. Oliver Mowat and B.W. Folger are loading iron ore for Fairhaven and Charlotte respectively.

Capt. Lynch, of the schr. Yankee Blade, thinks the Kingston police are "a foine body of men, and very chape."

The damaged grain in the schooner Yankee Blade has been purchased by Henry Mooers for 24 1/2 cents per bushel, duty included.

The schr. Manzanilla did not damage a kernel of wheat in her trip to Kingston. She is as watertight as any craft sailing on the lakes.

Capt. Taylor left this morning for South Bay to inspect the schooner Kate, which has been rebuilt. She is owned by Capt. Paul Clark.

The prop. Scotia, from Toledo, lightened 5,981 bushels of wheat and cleared for Montreal. She had in tow the schr. Mary Battle, which lightened 9,099 bushels of wheat, left for the same destination.

Capt. Yott, of the schr. O.S. Storrs, says he would give $100 towards a fund to purchase dynamite to blow up the new east side breakwater at Oswego. He says he thinks it would be a better investment than a life insurance policy.

Capts. Lewis and Taylor have made a survey of the damaged portion of the Yankee Blade's cargo, and declared that the vessel shall sustain one third of the loss and the consignee the balance. The damage was caused by stress of weather and some small defects in the vessel.

Today a cargo of 15,000 bushels of wheat arrived from Oswego and was discharged into barges owned by the K. & M. Forwarding Company. The grain went to Oswego by a fluke in the schr. O.M. Bond, and reshipped here. This is the most remarkable circumstance that has occurred for a long time.

On Saturday the steamer Watertown left here for Melochville, under the pilotage of Captain George Miller. She carried Capt. Donnelly and two pumps, sent to the rescue of the prop. Lake Ontario. The canals being closed the rapids were run, and the sunken craft reached at 3:30 o'clock on Sunday afternoon. The pumps were at once set to work and by 8 p.m. the propeller was raised. A diver patched the bottom, which was badly broken on the port side. She was then towed to Lachine, thence to Montreal and docked. The Watertown returned to Kingston last evening.

Our remarks in regard to the towing bills in the Welland Canal have been approved by all the Captains of vessels in port. The charge of a gross fee is doing more to ruin the Canadian grain trade than anything else. Captain Roberts of the schr. Shandon reports that on his last trip down the new canal his towing bills amounted to $82. The new canal is only 27 miles long. The same vessel towed from Forty Mile Point, 10 miles east of Cheboygan, in Lake Superior to the Light Ship, off Barb Point, Lake Erie, a distance of 400 miles for $74. The iniquitous charge on the Canal is, in this instance, very apparent.

Particulars have come to hand of the death, in a shocking manner, of Captain James Anderson at Serpent River, Lake Superior. Capt. Anderson was in charge of the barge Benson, of the Metamora'a tow. While the barge was loading timberthe grips used in drawing the timber in, slipped, flew up and caught Capt. Anderson by the head, tearing it from his body. The sight was a ghastly one, and made all who beheld it shudder. The decapitated man's body was placed in a casket and shipped by boat and rail to Port Dalhousie, his home. Captain Anderson was favourably known here, and had many friends. He married, some years ago, a daughter of Captain Stewart, of Wolfe Island. He had been connected with the firm of Burton & Co., Barrie, for many years.

p.4 Buried Bonanza - during naval battle on Aug. 3, 1813, off entrance to 12 mile Creek (present Port Dalhousie), said that a light American schooner was sunk with $150,000 of money. [St. Catharines Journal]

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 23, 1882