The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 8, 1882

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p.1 The Tay Canal - survey work continues.

p.2 A Wearying Excursion - on Rothesay to Ogdensburg - ran out of wood on return trip.

Matched Yacht Race - Letter C. beats Amelia.

-yacht Tourist of Charlotte dismasted 10 miles off Big Sodus, towed into Fairhaven by schr. Flora Emma, Capt. Phillipps.

p.3 Whats The News? - Eilbeck's elevator can elevate 3,000 bushels of grain per hour, (not 30,000) and delivers it in 50 bushel (not 50 lb.) drafts.


The schrs. Wm. Elgin and Oliver Mowat are loading ore for Fairhaven and Big Sodus.

The tug Glide clears this evening for Montreal with four barges carrying 40,000 bushels wheat.

The schrs. Nellie Theresa, O'Gorman and Jamieson are loading lumber and posts for Oswego and Charlotte.

Messrs. A. Muir & Bros., of Port Dalhousie, have bought the tug Maggie Mitchell from Mesrs. Ross Bros., of Port Robinson, the price being $2,500.

The schr. St. Louis arrived from Brockville and is awaiting the arrival of barges from Ottawa with ore. She will load for Ashtabula.

The Captain of the schr. White Oak experiences a difficulty in securing seamen for trips across the lake. The sailors in port prefer to go to Chicago, and would rather wait a day or two for such engagements.

On Sunday the tug Active, having the schooners Glenora and Gaskin in tow, had the misfortune to break her wheel off Port Stanley, on Lake Erie. She was not entirely disabled, but towed the vessels to the canal. She started on Tuesday evening from Port Dalhousie and was slowly working her way down the lake when picked up by the propeller Niagara and assisted to Kingston.


Schr. American, Chicago, 19,655 bush. wheat.

Schr. Glenora, Toledo, 48,570 bush. wheat.

Schr. Gaskin, Toledo, 38,340 bush. wheat.

Schr. Julia, Fairhaven, 236 tons coal.

Str. Algerian, Hamilton, pass. and fgt.

Str. Spartan, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

Prop. Argyle, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

Schr. Anne Foster, Sodus, light.

Schr. Emerald, Ludington, 28,000 feet deals.

Prop. Bruno, Toledo, 17,000 bush. wheat.

Schr. Laura, Toledo, 23,000 bush. wheat.

Prop. Niagara, Toledo, 8,500 bush. wheat.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 8, 1882