The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 31, 1882

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The schr. Julia is loading grain for Oswego.

The schr. E.H. Rutherford has arrived from Hamilton with 15,500 bushels of wheat.

The tug Active and five barges, from Montreal, came in last evening with 800 tons of iron rails.

The schr. Bandora (sic - Pandora ?), lying in shelter at Weller's Bay on Sunday, dragged her anchor and was driven ashore.

The steambarge Erin has been chartered to carry rye from Napanee and Belleville to Walkerville at 5 cents free of elevation.

The steamer Conqueror pulled the Alma Munro on Sunday off the reef near Gananoque, but broke a heavy hawser in the pull.

The schr. Singapore, after being shifted around from one wharf to another in Toronto, finally got away, arriving here this morning with 12,673 bushels of wheat.

The steam barge Norman has been sold by E.W. Rathbun, of Deseronto, to Hallett Hix ? of Athol, Prince Edward County, for $9,000. She will hereafter be commanded by Capt. Collins.

The Gas Light Company continue to dump refuse into the lake at the foot of Queen street. The tarry substance soon covers the timber of the vessels in the vicinity, and in consequence an injunction is threatened.

The schr. Norway, engaged in picking up the timber of Macdougall, of Barrie, was driven high and dry upon Presque Isle shore, making havoc in a cabbage garden - a most humiliating position for any vessel. The str. Hiram Calvin could not pull her off and the Chieftain left this morning to lend her aid. The big blow of today will bother her.

Last evening the steam barge Adventure (Capt. William Corrigan) left for the Rideau Canal, having been chartered to collect a cargo of grain for Messrs. Richardson & Sons. She ran upon a snag near Washburn's Cut, knocked a hole in her bow, filled and sank. All hands were saved. The craft will be pumped out and brought to Kingston for repairs. She is owned by Messrs. A. Gunn & Co.

Personal Mention - Henry Rooney has been with Calvin & Cook, Calvin & Breck and Calvin & Son, for 40 years. A long innings.

Out In The Storm - The Belleville Ontario says that on Saturday night the str. Norseman, with a load of cattle and about fifty passengers, left Port Hope harbor for Charlotte, but before she got far the waves rolled very high and the wind increased to a hurricane. The passengers became alarmed; in fact there were few on board thought that the steamer could live out in such a sea. A few went to the Captain and prayed him to make for the Canada shore as soon as possible. The women could scarcely be comforted. The master of the boat, seeing that there were no chances of crossing the lake in the gale, tried to run back. Now the difficulty of turning around presented itself. The wheelsman attempted to bring the boat about. She lay over on her side and the waves dashed over the deck, carrying away all floatable material. It was with the greatest difficulty that the passengers managed to avoid being swept overboard. The gangways were broken and the water rushed over the boat. Other damage was done, but the steamer managed to make port safely.

A Happy Surprise Indeed - Capt. Daniel Noonan, of str. D.C. West, marries daughter of Capt. Fleming of str. Gipsy.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 31, 1882