The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 25, 1882

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p.2 A Heavy Loss - M. Macdougall of Orillia had employees and goods on Asia (interview by Whig reporter); list of names of Frenchmen who he took from raft at Port Hope to go to French River; he had four boats on Asia, and she was towing the schr. Rednought, which broke loose during storm; denying statement of man (claiming to be foreman for McDougall who supposedly left steamer before it sunk) which appeared in Globe.


The schrs. America and F.B. Gardner bring wheat from Chicago to Kingston at 6 1/2 cents.

The schr. Nellie P. Downey has taken two cargoes has taken two cargoes of barley from Napanee to Oswego this year.

The steam barge Erin is loading 350 tons of iron ore from the steam barge Carlisle for Ashtabula.

The steam barge Adventurer (sic Adventure ?) is ashore on Nigger Island, near Trenton. A tug has gone to her rescue.

300 tons of coal is a big cargo for the schooner Delaware to take up the Napanee River.

The schrs. Empress and M. O.'Gorman are loading lumber, the former for Deseronto and the latter for Oswego.

The schr. B.W. Folger is loading 8,000 bushels of barley for Oswego. About a week ago she delivered a cargo of the same kind and quantity.

The Metamora and consorts will load 1,500 tons of steel rails and bolts for Algoma Mills. The rails are for the Lake Superior branch of the Canada Pacific R.R. This shipment will close the season's contract with the Metamora's line.

Capt. Cuthbert has left for New York, in order to bring the yacht Atalanta back to Belleville. The voyage will be made by way of the Erie canal, and the yacht will be hauled out at Oswego and cleared of the barnacles which attach themselves to uncoppered vessels in salt water.

The Canadian schooner Elgin, bound for Chicago, did not report at Cheboygan because of heavy weather, and was seized in consequence. The penalty of this is the forfeiture of the vessel and cargo, but in this case the Captain was only fined $10. Canadian vessels coming up the lakes must stop at and report at Cheboygan, Lake Aurora. American vessels coming up with dutiable cargoes must stop and report. If they neglect to do so they suffer the same penalty.

The schr. Prussia is having trouble in Brockville, where she arrived some time ago with 713 tons of coal. It appears that when the Captain went to sign the bill of lading he found therein no stipulation that he should be compensated for demurrage, and refused to sign unless such a stipulation was made. This was refused and he accordingly sailed without signing the bill at all. After being in Brockville 12 days he was offered a place where he could unload one hatchway at a time, but, upon asking for compensation for demurage, was refused by the Grand Trunk Railway Company, to which the cargo was consigned. The Captain thereupon refused to deliver the coal until his claim was settled and here the matter rests. He has now been in Brockville for 15 days. The Captain's demands are very fair.


Schr. Prince Alfred, Fair Haven, light.

Prop. Nashua, Toledo, 100 bbls. coal oil.

Prop. Celtic, Chicago, 6,500 bu. wheat.

Prop. Lake Michigan, Chicago, 5,200 bu. wheat.

Schr. Pilot, Deseronto, lumber.

Schr. Seabird, Deseronto, brushwood.

Sloop Martha Ann, Lake Opinecon, lumber.

Str. Algerian, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

Str. Corinthian, Hamilton, pass. and fgt.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 25, 1882