The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 10, 1882

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Capt. Courson still plows the deep with the schr. Forest Queen. He came in on Wednesday evening with 200 tons of Blossburg coal for James Swift.

There have been more vessels laid up this fall than ever before with such fine weather. There are several causes for this, principally low freights and high wages.

The prop. Georgian is ashore at Club Island on the Georgian Bay. She has 2,500 barrels of flour in her hold and a deck load of coal. Capt. Donnelly has been telegraphed to take her off.

The steambarge Water Lily ran on the sunken schr. American, lying off the K. & M. Forwarding Company's wharf. The tug Active pulled at her for quite a while before she could be released.

The stern and cabin of a vessel called the Carrie and Cora came ashore on Wednesday at Gull Harbor, near Point Peter, in Prince Edward county. The shore was strewn for some distance with fragments of the cabins and fixtures.

Captain Connors, of the schr. Watertown, has got into trouble at Cleveland. Recently he cleared from Ogdensburg to Chicago, by way of Kingston, where he loaded ore for Cleveland. He made the trip in quick time. At Cleveland the Customs' authorities made him surrender both his American and Canadian manifests besides demanding $900 for tonnage dues. Captain Connors paid the amount under protest. The Captain intended loading coal at Cleveland for Chicago. The authorities at Ogdensburg said he could do so without any trouble.

A Kingstonian Dead - R. Spotten, second porter on prop. City of Fremont, fell off gang plank at Hancock, Mich., and drowned.

p.3 A Diver At Work - Yesterday over a hundred people visited Richardson's wharf, where Andrew Sharpe is engaged in diving - taking out stone. The material is being removed in order to make room for a huge iron tank, a necessity in the erection of the new elevator. The diver remains under water, 12 feet deep, for hours at a time, but at night he is so tired that he cannot do anything. He is paid $15 per day. Whenever he moves a stone larger than he can safely lift, an extra pressure of air is pumped into the dress and the diver comes to the top like a cork, bringing the stone with him. He has thus been engaged for about a week and a half.

Work On The Shoals - Work was discontinued upon the shoals this morning. The pumps and other apparatus have been put in the Government quarters, Navy Bay; the stone barges have been anchored below the bridge. It is said that as a result of the work so far accomplished the water over the shoals has been deepened two feet.

Arrested At Garden Island - 2 boys whose "offence consisted in the cutting up of the old condemned barge Snipe, lying at the Graveyard off Garden Island, and belonging to the K. & M. Forwarding Co."

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 10, 1882