The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 13, 1882

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p.2 Weighing A Corpse - lockmaster named Sweeney at Jone's Falls - taken from casket for bet - only weighed 41 lbs.

Late Yacht Race - a letter from John Fisher explaining that the race did not come off because he couldn't get the person he wanted to handle his boat.


Both the schrs. M.A. Muir and Sligo bring 22,000 bushels of wheat to Kingston from Chicago at 5 1/2 cents.

The sloop Imogene, from Sackett's Harbor, has reached here with 550 melons. Melons and ginger bread will look high carnival next week.

The schr. Emerald cleared for the canal today, light. The captain assures us that his next cargo will not be deals as too much time is wasted in handling them.

At Charlotte yesterday the schr. Flora Carveth in trying to save a tug bill, sagged down on the steam yacht Siesta, taking away her foremast head and ruining the spar.

The new sloop Idlewild, built by Robt. Davis for Richard La Rush, of Wolfe Island, was launched yesterday. The contract is being satisfactorily filled. The boat will be fitted out and ready for business in a few days.

The prop. Armenia was put in the dry dock at Port Dalhousie on Monday to repair a loose shaft coupling, which caused the stoppage of the engine for a few minutes on the way up on Sunday when opposite Port Hope.

The schooner W.J. Preston came into port this morning from Chicago with 18,000 bush. grain. The Captain thinks that, taking the time and the sureness of a passage through the Welland Canal into account, the charges demanded for towing are not too high. They are a little more, however, than those charged on the old Canal.

The steam barge Siberia went into Buffalo on Monday morning with her flag at half mast. While coming down Saginaw Bay she struck a heavy sea which washed several men overboard, but, as is often the case, the return wave brought all back but one. Capt. Harris, second mate of the Siberia, was the unfortunate man. He was formerly commander of the schooner E.M. Davidson, and lived in Chicago.

The schr. Louise, of St. Williams, while passing out at the Deep Hole, Buffalo, grounded on Sunday. The heavy east wind held her there all day Monday, and by some means she ran on to her anchor, making a hole in her bottom. She sank in five feet of water, the heavy seas continually running over her all day. The crew took to the rigging and managed to hold on until taken off in an exhausted condition.

The schr. St. Andrews, of St. Catharines, loaded with 14,000 bushels of wheat from Toledo to Kingston, working down the lake on Monday night, sprung a leak off Long Point, Lake Erie. The captan, by using the pumps, endeavoured to beach her, but failed, and she sank in 60 feet of water. The crew were all landed safe. The schr. St. Andrew was built in 1854 by L. Shickluna of St. Catharines. She is now owned by Jos. Shickluna. She is of 259 tons burthen, is registered at 2 1/4, and is valued at $6,000. She has been overhauled during the past few years. The vessel, well insured, was here on August 18th with 14,766 bushels of wheat, of which 450 bushels were damaged.

Coal Oil Seizure - owner of barge Annie Craig fined $250.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 13, 1882