The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 27, 1882

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The schr. Jessie Macdonald is loading lumber for Oswego.

The barge Otonabee has arrived from Portland with 127 tons of soap stone.

The Atalanta is a pretty sailer, but was not swift enough to beat the Mischief.

The schr. Watertown came in light from Ogdensburg during the night. She will load iron ore for Cleveland.

The schr. Annie Falconer, with rye from Brockville, was towed up the river this morning. She will finish her load at Henry Mooer's.

The schr. Forest Queen has gone to Howe Island to load barley for Oswego at 2 1/2 cents. This is the best freight rate yet given from Kingston.

Thirty feet of the Rideau Canal bank, between Hog's Back and Hartwell's Lock, gave way, and traffic is suspended till the necessary repairs have been made.

The tug Active yesterday towed the schrs. O.M. Bond and Hartford to Belleville. Yesterday while the tug was in that harbour she ran on a shoal, her bow being raised a foot and a half out of water. She was got off after considerable trouble.

Vessel men are now counting up the number of their trips, the cargoes they have carried, and the records they have made. These will be discussed during the winter. It is questionable if the act of Capt. Stephen Tyo and the schr. Nellie Sherwood can be beaten. He sailed on Jan. 18th, 1881.

Capt. Blanchard, of the schr. Jessie Macdonald, had a little difficulty in Oswego. The Palladium says he engaged a gang to unload ties from his vessel. He went away for a short time and on returning found that those who usually unload the schr. waiting to go to work. He thereupon discharged the gang employed and put the others on. The first gang procured an attachment and the vessel was tied up. The Captain settled the claim, which amounted to about $34, and the proceedings were withdrawn.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 27, 1882