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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 2, 1882

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The schr. Annie M. Foster has arrived from Oswego, with a cargo of 150 tons of coal, consigned to the Montreal Transportation Company.

The schr. M. Fillmore loads iron for Fairhaven; the schr. North Star, with lath and lumber, laden at Rathbun's, has sailed for Oswego.

Swift & Co.'s wharf - Steamers passing since Saturday: Algerian and Persia, from Montreal; Gipsy from Ottawa, and Clinton from Port Dover.

Kingston & Montreal Company - Prop. Bruno, from Toledo, discharged 8,000 bushels of wheat and then proceeded to Montreal. The schr. Singapore, from Detroit, is reported inwards with 12,000 bush. wheat.

St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Company - The barges Nebraska and Servia, in tow of the tug Conqueror, has arrived with 1,100 tons of coal from Fairhaven. The coal goes to Montreal. Yesterday the barges Europe, Minnesota, and D., in tow of the Frank Perew, returned from Toronto, where she delivered iron rails.

The prop. Europe, which was due on Saturday night, did not arrive until last night, having, in a fog, run aground at the Gallop Rapids, but gone light on. About 150 tons of pig iron was unloaded from her into the barge McCarthy, and then the tug McArthur pulled her off. She carried the dualin over the landing of which there was considerable fuss.

Arrivals For the Montreal Transportation Company - Schrs. M. Fillmore, Chicago, 19,000 bush. corn; M.A. Muir, Chicago, 12,655 bush. wheat; Sligo, Chicago, 19,709 bush. wheat; Hyderabad, Detroit, 20,018 bush. wheat; tug Active, with John Gaskin and Glenora, Detroit, 80,000 bush. wheat and corn. The tug Glide leaves this evening for Montreal with six barges, carrying 80,000 bush. grain and 1,200 tons coal, the latter in two barges which arrived yesterday from Oswego. The tug Champion has arrived with six barges, light.

The schr. Muir suffered the wreck of her sails in a gale on Lake Michigan, on the 13th of September, while en route from Chicago to Kingston. When off the Manitous the wind suddenly changed from the southeast to the northwest and increased into a gale. Before the canvas could be taken in the mainsail and jib were torn to pieces and the staysail considerably riddled. Next day, the weather being threatening, she towed behind the prop. Nevada for some distance, cast off and ran into Hammond's Bay, whence she proceeded with the tug Bob Anderson to Detroit. The Captain has entered a protest.


Recovery of the Bodies of the Drowned.

Owen Sound, Oct. 2nd - The tug Ann Long arrived at midnight last evening, having on board the following bodies lost off the ill-fated steamer Asia: John McDougall, of Owen Sound, who was purser; F. Sparks, of Ottawa; Jackson, supposed to be a farmer from near Listowel; Mrs. Kirk, Clover Hill; Sheppard and one unknown, supposed to be Silas Benard (Renard ?). Two unknown bodies were buried at Killarney. Five of the recovered bodies were picked up by the str. Africa, and three by the steam barge Enterprise, near Lonely Island, and sent here by the tug. Capt. Noble, of the tug Ann Long, reports that a large number of bodies are floating around near where they were picked up, and could be easily recovered if a tug with proper appliances for the purpose was despatched at once.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 2, 1882