The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 28, 1882

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p.2 A Statement of Facts - Dr. Curtis' collision with yacht Gracie.

Bombarding Ottawa - yacht Carleton, of Milton Island.

p.3 Whats The News? - contractors for Murray Canal pay $3 per day for teams; want 500 men at $1.37 per day.

Steamship Inspection - American regulations getting tougher; will start inspecting Canadian vessels.


The schr. Nevada sailed for Oswego to load coal.

The steam barge Lincoln and consorts left at noon for the Welland Canal.

The schr. Ariadne loaded wheat at the Northern Elevator, Toronto, for Kingston, and left on Saturday. She got 1 1/2 cents.

The prop. California called at Swift's this morning from Toronto and discharged a large quantity of general merchandise.

The steamer Veruna (sic - Varuna), with a large passenger list, went up the Bay this morning. The party enjoyed their Sunday at the Thousand Island Park.

On Thursday night one of the barges in tow of the tug Fred McBrien, ran into the schr. Bangalore on Lake Erie, damaging the latter's rigging and port side. She was repaired at Detroit.

No boats arrived from Montreal yesterday. The break in the canal delayed all those below it. The prop. Persia, which should have reached here yesterday morning arrived this afternoon.

The steam barge Indian and Consorts left Collinsby this afternoon for Serpant River, Lake Superior, there to load timber. The tug Active and barges Gaskin and Glenora left yesterday for Toledo.

On Saturday morning as the steamer Norseman was going into Colborne one of her wheels struck the dock, damaging her so that the tug A. Wright towed her to Port Hope for repairs, which will require two or three days.

There is a general concurrence among vessel men on the subject of towing rates on the Welland Canal. The opinion is that the charges for towing are double what they might be and still leave the tugs a good profit.

Three vessels, A.G. Ryan, Wm. Elgin and A.M. Foster, are loading iron ore at the market esplanade. The huge pile of ore has nearly disappeared so that in a short time the Grand Trunk R.R. will be able to lay down a third track for the convenience of exhibitors at the coming fair.

The repairs to the broken lock gates in the Beauharnois Canal were completed at noon on Sunday. The upper gates are now ready, and water will be let into the first lock at once to enable the prop. Lake Ontario to proceed West. The props. Ocean, Europe and Dromedary, and the tow boat Traveller, with a tow of barges, were delayed. Captain McMaugh, of the prop. Ocean, forwarded his passengers numbering about 30, by mail boat from Coteau.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 28, 1882