The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 20, 1882

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The schr. Grantham is being stripped.

The schooner Seabird is loading ties for Oswego.

The schr. Julia cleared this morning for Oswego with 8,000 bush. barley at 2 cents.

The schr. Acacia has sailed from Fairhaven to load barley at Whitby for Oswego. She also gets 2 cents.

The tug Active cleared last night for Montreal with five barges, carrying 60,000 bush. wheat, 15,000 bush. peas, and 1,200 tons coal.

Buffalo is evidently a good place for shortages. Recently nine vessels arrived there from Toledo and Detroit with deficiencies ranging from 25 to 153 bushels.

The Brockville Recorder was mistaken when it stated that the Insurance Company intended to contest the claim on the sunken schooner Sam Cook. Upwards of three months ago the claim, amounting to $12,000, was paid.


Schr. Erie Stewart, Port Dover, 18,360 bush. wheat.

Prop. Argyle, Toledo, 6,000 bush. wheat.

Schr. Jessie Macdonald, Oswego, 136 tons coal.

Prop. Dromedary, Montreal, freight.

Prop. Nashua, Cleveland, freight.

p.3 A Horse's Trip - The schr. Oliver Mowat is unloading her cargo at the K. & P.R.R. wharf, Cataraqui Bay. To get a horse out to the vessel it had to be hoisted upon a car, then run out and delivered on a stage erected for the purpose. Until the cargo is discharged the horse will be shipped and unshipped by this car. The Roberts' Iron Company will import about 400 tons of coal.

Collision In The Canal - As an American barge was passing through No. 2 lock, Lachine Canal, yesterday morning she struck against the propeller Lake Ontario. The Captain of the barge, sitting near the rail, was knocked overboard and rescued with much difficulty by the crew of the propeller. The two vessels subsequently became jammed together. After some considerable work they were enabled to proceed.

Flight of Birds Southward - The birds have begun to emigrate Southward in flocks, and vesselmen say they now come across colonies of them in their flight. Capt. Saunders of the schooner Oliver Mowat reports that on his last trip from Charlotte to Kingston and while midway across the lake, a great number of birds, of various colours and species, fluttered about the rigging and deck of the vessel. They presented a charming sight. Many of them remained on board over night. They were very tame and if the cabin windows had been open would have likely flown into the warm room. During the trip the Captain caught a young owl. On a recent trip he fired about twenty shots at an old one but only raised the feathers. Captain Dix, of the schr. White Oak, reports that his vessel was also crowded with birds on his last trip across the lake.

Here & There - Yesterday the schooner Republic ran into the schooner F.B. Gardner off Port Huron, damaging both to the amount of $700..

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 20, 1882