The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 29, 1882

Full Text

p.1 Old Steamboats - many early ones mentioned. [Cape Vincent Eagle]

p.3 Sydenham Notes - Mr. James Faxton is building a large scow, with which he intends to bring phosphate down the lake. There will then be two scows on this lake. The other belongs to Smith & McMurtree, the possessors of large mines in the vicinity. (back lake - ed.)


The schr. North Star is loading ties and lath at H.B. Rathbun's wharf for Oswego.

The schr. Wm. Elgin has arrived at Swift's wharf with 279 tons of coal from Sodus Point.

The barge Duluth, belonging to the M.T. Company, is now on the ways undergoing a thorough overhauling.

The schr. G. Thurston is loading 454 tons iron rails for Algoma Mills, the balance of the Matamora's contract.

The tug Glide cleared today with two barges for Oswego to load coal. The tug Bronson went to Montreal with four barges.

The schr. J.G. Worts, from Port Huron, is discharging 5,875 feet of oak timber and 23,621 staves at Port Metcalfe.

The schr. White Oak is loading iron ore for Fairhaven. This vessel is too good for such a trade. The rate, however, is reasonable.

The lake schooner Guelph, partially damaged by fire, and lying at Blais Bovins, was sold by auction yesterday to Mr. Jas. G. Ross for $1,160.

The harbour has seldom been so dull as it has been during the past few weeks. The barley trade, it is hoped, will revive matters locally to a considerable extent.

The Central Ontario Railway Company are still receiving heavy cargoes of railroad iron, bolts, etc., from Montreal. The deliveries are made by schooners and barges. The Company intend to lay at once some forty miles of track.

Since the withdrawal of the steamer Magnet from the Charlotte route there is a great scarcity of fruit down the river. The steamer Persia is endeavoring to supply the demand by shipments from St. Catharines. Yesterday, at Brockville, she was met by a crowd of ladies anxious to make purchases.

A telegram from Halifax states that the wrecking steamer Relief, of the Dominion Wrecking Company, is having trouble in getting the steamer Avondale off a reef in Isaac's Harbor. The Avondale's chains were broken and new ones secured in Montreal. It is expected that the stranded steamer can be got off within three weeks, when she will be kept afloat by pontoons and taken to Halifax or Portland.

Canadian vessel captains should be particular to register the gross and net tonnage of their craft. This is necessary when entering American ports, as, since the first of September, Canadian vessels are only charged on their net tonnage. Vessles that have not made allowances for berths, engines, etc., will have to be remeasured in American ports. Mr. W. Keith, the Government Surveyor at Oswego, is a shrewd shipbuilder, and Canadians going to that place need expect nothing but strict justice.

Media Type:
Item Type:
Date of Original:
Sept. 29, 1882
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
Rick Neilson
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 29, 1882