The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 12, 1882

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p.3 Whats The News? - the rates of the insurance on cargoes was increased at the first of the month, and will be increased again on the first of next month.

Personal Mention - Mr. Chase of Chicago, who has made a specialty of elevator and grain warehouse architecture, was in the city yesterday, and commenced to prepare plans for new buildings to be erected by Messrs. Richardson & Son.


The schr. Sarah White has sailed for Charlotte with ties.

The tug Glide has been hauled out and will ship a new wheel.

The schr. Pinafore, laden with telegraph poles, was to leave this afternoon for Owego.

The last raft of the Collinsby Rafting Co. for the season leaves this evening for Quebec in tow of the Ontario, of Morrisburg.

The schr. St. Louis is having two new hawse pipes at Anglin's wharf. The repairs are being made while the vessel awaits a barley charter.

The steamer D. Bowen is on the marine railway at Deseronto, being repaired and painted. The schooner British Queen is loading with barley at the same place.

The prop. Lake Michigan arrived yesterday afternoon for Montreal and is now loading 100 tons of railroad iron at the Montreal Transportation Company's wharf for Oswego.

Railway ties to the immense number of 1,200,000 have been shipped this year by the Messrs. Rathbun. This is enough to lay over 430 miles of railway. Their shipments of various kinds of lumber will exceed 100,000,000 ft.

Arrivals at Garden Island: Norway, Sault Ste. Marie, 18,885 ft. of pine timber; Siberia, Sault Ste. Marie, 18,000 ft. pine; Augusta, Toledo, 18,241 ft. oak; Cavalier, Toledo, 14,160 ft. and Ayr, 13,134 ft. do., from same place.

After her return from Oswego last night the tug Conqueror left for Oswego with two barges, laden with ties. When she returns she will take the schr. Pandora to Wellington, there to load barley for Buffalo, remaining with the vessel when she takes in her cargo. On her return she is commissioned to tow two barges to Oswego, light, and bring back four barges coal laden.

The schr. Gulnair is sunk in the harbour channel at Toronto. On the way from Toledo to Kingston she sprang a leak. It was decided to run in. The water gained fast, and the chances of making port appeared doubtful. The pumps did not avail much, and when the Queen's wharf was reached the schooner had almost filled. Directly in the middle of the channel she settled down. Her bulwarks are out of the water. Pumps will be got to work immediately. Fortunately the cargo was timber.

Captain Donnelly returned last night from Cape Vincent, having successfully pulled off with the tug Conqueror the schr. Pulaski, which ran ashore in the blow of the day before above the grain warehouse. The Captain thought the vessel's lines would be strong enough to pull her off, but after they had been snapped the wrecking hawser was brought into requisition and proved equal to the emergency. The vessel has been little damaged by the accident. The Captain wanted the tug Conqueror to take her to Oswego, but the Customs authorities objected to such an infringement of the coasting law.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 12, 1882