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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 9, 1882

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The Kincardine is ashore at Detroit.

The schr. Annie Falconer, from Toronto, is reported inwards light.

The prop. Ocean lightened 6,500 bushels of corn, and proceeded to Montreal.

The schr. M. Hall has arrived from Toronto with 5,000 bushels of wheat.

A stiff gale blew from the south today. It interfered with forwarding operations in the harbour.

Garden Island - The schr. Anglo Saxon arrived from Toledo with 107 pieces of oak timber for Calvin & Co.

The tug Folger towed down the river yesterday the schrs. Sweepstakes and Barker, grain laden, from Chicago to Ogdensburg.

A freight of 5 cents per bushel is being offered for the carriage of barley to Buffalo from Wellington lake shore, Prince Edward County.

Rathbun's Wharf - Arrivals - steam barge Adventurer (sic - Adventure ?), Westport, lumber; steambarge Heney and three barges, Ottawa, ties; steambarge Nile and consort, Ottawa, ties.

The schr. Gleniffer, laden with oak timber from Toledo, ran ashore above South Bay Point in a fog. The tug John A. Macdonald went to her assistance and succeeded in getting her off, and towing her to Garden Island.

The schr. M.L. Coyne, in entering the harbour yesterday, run upon the shoal off Point Frederick. The Bronson pulled her off. The Captain complains that the buoys were removed off the places where he had always known them to be. They must have been shifted by the action of the water.

Kingston & Montreal Forwarding Co. - Barge London, Montreal, 150 tons pig iron, for the Canadian Engine & Locomotive Co.; barges Ox and Virginia, Montreal, the former with 1,100 tons, and the latter with 500 tons salt for A. Gunn & Co.; barge Rapid, Montreal, 30 tons of earthenware, for Robertson Bros.

Captain Frank Pro Tem, of the schr. Anna M. Foster, and ex-mate of the schr. Fitzgerald, is expected to arrive this evening from Oswego. His well-wishers are keeping a sharp lookout, as Frank intends to join the happy band of benedicts and remember the boys.

The Hamilton Spectator says: When the Picton ran ashore off Lake Erie her boats were found to be valueless. The first boat when launched had a hole stove in her bottom by the man who jumped into it. The other boat was as bad, and the metallic boat sank. The crew got ashore by means of a line brought to them by a man who swam from the shore. Twenty minutes after the Picton was ashore about 40 feet of her hull parted in a light sea, and within 24 hours the whole vessel was in kindling wood.

Montreal Transportation Company - Arrivals since Saturday: Schrs. Pulaski, Chicago, 22,060 bush. wheat; F.B. Gardner, Chicago, 24,479 bush. wheat; M.L. Coyne, Chicago, 30,584 bush. wheat; St. Louis, Toledo, 22,000 bush. wheat; American, Chicago, 19,000 bush. wheat. The tug Bronson left for Montreal with six barges carrying 100,000 bush. wheat, 125 tons of phosphate, 40 tons of soap stone, and 16,000 bush. peas. The tug Bronson also towed to Prescott the schr. Stampede, laden with 18,000 bush. of high mixed corn for J.P. Wise.

The pilot of the str. Algerian reported yesterday that there was something amiss with the lights of the two upper light ships on Lake St. Louis, that coming down he could not see the middle light until he had passed it. He, however, fortunately saw the vessel itself in time to avoid getting aground, but had to pass inwards in another channel and turn back to get into the proper course. Captain Howard called on the agent of the Department of Marine and urged immediate action or some of the steamers would be found on the shoals. The agent left for Lachine to rectify what ever was wrong.

The str. Gipsy has ceased to run. The water became low, the proprietors were afraid of damaging the hull. The Ottawa Free Press says the str. Gipsy supplies a long felt want. A boat for the Rideau route must neither be too large nor too small, and be so constructed as to carry a good many passengers and supply them with sleeping accommodation. The str. Gipsy has proven herself the right boat in the right place. To make two trips a week between Ottawa and Kingston is harder than to accomplish double the distance on other waters, the locks and stopping places taking up nearly half the time. In two seasons the str. Gipsy has not missed a trip. This was something marvelous. Of course such a boat requires careful handling and such she must undoubtedly have from Captain Fleming and those acting under him.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 9, 1882