The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 18, 1882

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The sloop Lorraine, of this city, is loading grain at Brockville.

The schr. North Star is loading ties for Charlotte at a special rate.

The schr. A.M. Foster has cleared from Belleville with grain. The schr. Forest Queen is there to load ore.

The steambarge Belle Wilson loaded 4,000 bushels of rye at Brockville, 2,000 at Gananoque and the balance of her cargo will be taken on here. She is bound for Oswego.

The tug Active leaves tonight for Montreal with three barges carrying 60,000 bushels of grain, 1,200 tons of coal, and 100 tons of phosphate.

The shipment of iron ore from Belleville has ceased for the season. Many hundred tons have been taken to Fairhaven. Messrs. Folger Bros., of this city, had the contract to deliver it for the Rathbun Iron Company.

Yesterday a Government Inspector visited the St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Company's elevators and tested the scales. They were found to be perfectly adjusted and correct in every particular. The weighing here is done with accuracy.

The steambarge Erin and her consort Maggie have arrived from Detroit. Capt. Clifford reports that when off Port Stanley, on Lake Erie, on Tuesday week, the vessel was struck by a gale which caused the water to roll mountains high. Vessels ran back, but the Erin and consorts bravely plowed their way forward, until the barge got into the trough of the sea and was in danger of being swamped. As the steambarge was turning the tow line broke and the barge drifted off. The water swept the deck in such quantities that the bulwarks had to be knocked off to give it clear passage. Next day the Erin picked up the Maggie and a run was made for Port Colborne where a protest was entered. The barge, when she arrived here, was leaking, the men having to work at the pumps. She will be caulked.

The Brockville Recorder says that some time ago the schr. Sam Cook sank at the Narrows. She was purchased by Geo. Hall & Co., Ogdensburg, who has since stripped her of sails, rigging, chains, anchors, blocks, etc. The price paid was $500. The Cook cleared from Ogdensburg for Cleveland, with 500 tons of ore. When it became apparent that she would prove a wreck Capt. McKee abandoned her. She was insured for $12,000. The Insurance Company propose contesting the claim, alleging non-fulfillment of the rules on the part of the Captain in not securing a pilot. Capt. Fitzgerald is of the opinion that the cargo has not shifted, that the vessel has been injured only where she struck. An attempt will be made next season to raise her. The cargo is valued at $2,500.


Schr. A.G. Ryan, Oswego, light.

Prop. Erin, Detroit, 20,000 bush. wheat.

Barge Maggie, Detroit, 20,000 bush. wheat.

Barge Cayuga, Oswego, 684 tons coal.

Schr. Seabird, Deseronto, 100 cords wood.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 18, 1882