The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 28, 1883

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p.2 A Rough Night - The schr. Ariadne had a rough time on Thursday night on a trip from Whitby to Kingston, with wheat, freight 2 cents. A heavy wind set in from the south, washing the deck liberally. Several heavy seas were shipped into the cabin, and possibly the cargo has been damaged. A squall carried away the main boom between Presqu'Isle and Long Point, a part of the debris striking Capt. Ure on the head and laying him senseless on the deck. He recovered consciousness ten minutes later, but his head and face have been greatly swollen and cut. The sail dragged in the water for two hours, as the crew had to keep on all the other sail in order to round the Point. The crew regard their first trip with ominous distrust.

ad - Picton and Belleville - The Fast Side-Wheel Upper Saloon Steamer Hero, T.J. Craig, Master, with schedule on Bay of Quinte.



A number of vessels have left Chicago for Kingston.

Today the first raft of timber, Calvin & Sons, left for Quebec. It consisted of 18 drams.

Vessel men are informed that Saturday, the 5th of May, has been appointed for the opening of the Welland Canal.

Lalumiere & Dufresne obtained from the Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Company the contract for supplying, during next season, the necessary milk and cream.

The steamer Maud made her first trip to Cape Vincent today, returning at 2:30 o'clock with all her colors flying. She is fine. Her repairs have been extensive.

The American life stations will no longer be designated by numbers but by names. The stations opposite us are Oswego, Big Sandy, Salmon Creek and Charlotte.

With the opening of navigation, the Big Sodus inner beacon light on Lake Ontario shore, Oswego, heretofore shown white, will be changed to red and will be visible from the lake side.

The steamer Hero, gayly decorated, left for Belleville this morning. She looked handsome, having been fitted up in a style that will undoubtedly make her very popular. Capt. Craig is again in command and H. Nicholson acts as purser. They form a "good team."

The President of the Sailors' Union has been written to by Buffalo lawyers asking if Messrs. Stephen Casson, Burnie Lachance, William George and Charles Duncan are known here and if the writers can be informed of their whereabouts. The men were sailors and deckhands on the schooner Murray and propeller Canisto which collided on Lake Michigan in 1880. Who knows them?

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 28, 1883