The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 2, 1883

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p.2 ad - For Montreal & Intermediate Ports - the enlarged and improved passenger & freight steamer Alexandria, Capt. Smith, with schedule.


The schr. Garibaldi brings wheat from Hamilton at 2 cents.

The steambarge Bruno is at Swift's wharf awaiting orders.

The propeller Niagara towed the schooner Laura to Toronto.

The schooner Huron is putting in a load of iron ore for Fair Haven.

The schooner Jessie Breck has unloaded at Collinsby and left at noon for Hamilton.

The tug Active, launched yesterday at Power's shipyard, had to be pulled off the ways the carriage having been detracked.

The injunction against the scow Frank Smith, loaded at Belleville with withes for Collinsby, has been raised. The cost of the writ will be met by the party who issued it.

The new propeller Myles has been chartered in Toronto to take wheat to Montreal at 5 cents. This is the first charter through at Toronto this season. The propeller will then load for Prince Arthur's Landing.

The marine reporters are complaining of too much privacy in marine matters. News is always kept quiet. We have no trouble here, as owners and Captains are always willing to let the public know what is really transpiring.

Mrs. Wright, of St. Catharines, who so romantically became possessed of a fortune reported in last night's paper, is the wife of Capt. Emerson Wright, of the prop. Dominion and formerly of the prop. Prussia. The Captain and his good lady are heartily congratulated in their wind fall.

The schooner Oliver Mowat, with a cargo of corn on for Fairhaven, scudded out of the harbor last night with Capt. John Saunders in command. The Mowat is one of the best lake schooners and her record has been greatly improved under the careful management of a trained mariner.

Captain Fraser's Empire dry dock is now in working order, and the barge Russel, belonging to the Metamora fleet, is receiving repairs. The barge Manley will be placed in the dock tomorrow and the schooner Norway goes upon it on Monday. After then it is hoped that from one to two vessels can be docked daily. Caulkers are in much demand.


Schooner Wm. Elgin, Oswego, light.

Schooner Julia, Oswego, 200 tons coal.

Schooner Kate Eccles, Cobourg, 8,863 bush wheat.

Schooner Caroline Marsh, Port Hope, 4,700 bush wheat and 5,925 bush peas.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 2, 1883