The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 18, 1882

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The schr. Grantham is loading ore for Ashtabula.

The schr. A.G. Ryan in coming across the lake had her jib boom blown out.

The schr. Ben Folger goes to Gananoque to load barley for Oswego.

The tug Bronson came in yesterday from Montreal with six barges carrying 1,200 tons of iron.

The steambarge Crusoe goes into the grain trade. She is having a large bin constructed on her deck.

The prop. Lake Michigan, which took railroad iron from Kingston to Hamilton, has gone to Port Dalhousie to ship a new wheel.

The Admiral (tug we presume) arrived at Sarnia on Saturday morning from Goderich, having been disabled during a heavy storm. She had her aftermast blown off, her sails tattered and was leaking.

Capt. W. Taylor and Capt. J. Donnelly made a survey of the schr. Benson, 832 bushels of whose cargo was damaged in the gale of Thursday. They assessed the owner of the vessel for one third the loss, and the owners of the grain for two thirds.

Amongst the sailors drowned on the barge G.D. Russel, which collided with the schooner Northerner on the Sault River, was Oliver O'Hara, a member of the Seamens' Union of this city. He is a brother-in-law of Capt. Simmons, of the schr. Manzanilla. His wife resides near Cape Vincent.

The steamer Armstrong, of Brockville, is on the Marine Railway at Ogdensburg undergoing improvements and repairs for the winter season. Her after cabin will be remodelled, and the railway track carried clear through, so that she will be capable of carrying an extra car. Her winter wheel and bottom plates will also be added.

Street rumor had it that the schrs. Norway and Lillie Hamilton had been lost. So far as we can learn it is without foundation. The only cause for it is the statement of Capt. M. Griffin, of the schooner A.G. Morey, running back from Cabot Head, Georgian Bay, for shelter, that he saw an unknown vessel, rigged fore and aft, during the late storm. A flag of distress was flying and the A.G. Morey down to rescue the crew, but about twenty minutes after first seeing her the vessel sank. When the Morey reached the spot where the vessel sank nothing could be seen of her. Every effort was made by the Morey to reach and rescue the crew, but all hands were lost before assistance could be rendered.


Schr. Belle Hansom, Detroit, 22,277 bu. wheat.

Schr. W. Hoodes, Detroit, 16,000 bu. wht.

Schr. S. Neelon, Toledo, 22,000 bu. wht.

Schr. Rutherford, Toledo, 20,000 bu. wht.

Prop. Shickluna, Detroit, 5,400 bu. wht.

Schr. Bangalore, Toledo, 23,000 bu. wht.

Schr. G.M. Neelon, Toledo, 33,000 bu. wheat.

Schr. E.P. Beale, Detroit, 23,000 bu. wht.

Schr. Albatross, Toledo, 21,000 bu. wht.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 18, 1882