The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 12, 1883

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p.2 schr. A.G. Ryan chartered to carry lumber from Belleville to Oswego at 80 cents per m.



The barges Finch and Hawk, purchased by Crosthwaite (Croathwaits ?), of Buffalo, have arrived at Port Dalhousie.

The schrs. New Dominion and Albacore have arrived at Garden Island, both with staves from Detroit.

Capt. Fraser has added a fine diving outfit to his dry dock. It was manufactured by John Date (Tate ?), of Montreal.

The Kingston schooner Acacia is in the lumber and coal trade between Toronto and Oswego. Coal rates are low, 28 cents per ton.

The sailmakers at this port are very busy. They cannot secure a sufficient number of workmen to rapidly complete the orders given to them.

The schr. Jessie Breck has arrived at Collinsby with timber from Hamilton. She has been making some quick trips this season.

Rathbun's new steambarge will be out about the middle of June. She will have a 138 feet keel. Oldrieve & Horne will have her outfit of canvas.

Geo. Hall & Co. of Ogdensburg, will not be put out much by the loss of the tug Gardner. They have made arrangements by which the coal trade will be carried on as usual.

Some 5,000,000 bushels of grain are now bound for Kingston in vessels. It is valued at $3,500,000. The bulk of it is consigned to Buffalo. Not a few cargoes are, however, coming to Kingston.

The Picton Gazette states that the schr. F.F. Cole was seized at South Bay, the 2nd inst., for an infraction of the revenue laws. She was subsequently released on payment of $100 to the Collector of Customs at Picton.

The str. Rothesay has been newly painted and looks extremely handsome. Captain Estes has arrived to take charge of her. She will leave here next week for Ogdensburg, where she goes on the dry dock for repairs.

Another attempt is to be made to save the schr. Eliza Quinlan, ashore at Long Point with a cargo of coal. The coal is to be taken out and her hold filled with barrels, with the intention of raising her so she will float off the reef.

Capt. Paul will soon begin work on the shoals. The water is too cold to work in yet. There are numerous boulders to be picked up before the blasting can be done. The stone will be used in wharf building.

The Dominion Wrecking and Salvage Company are making another attempt to raise H.M.S. Phoenix, and when through with this work another attempt will be made to get off the Great Western Line S.S. Aragan, which ran ashore at Anticosti last spring.

The Government have finally decided to erect one life-station at Wellington, in charge of Capt. Hugh McCullough; and another at Poplar Point, in charge of Capt. Leroy Spafford. At Salmon Point the cannon which is to be fired at intervals in snow-storms or foggy weather is to be placed in charge of Capt. L. Hudgin.

The schr. Pride of America on Thursday reached Oswego from Brockville with 24,000 bushels of rye. She was drawing over 12 ft. of water, and while being towed up the river grounded near the head of the island, where she remained several hours. By the united efforts of the tugs Major Dana and Eliza J. Redford she was pushed into the dock at the North Western elevator.

The yacht Emma, of Toronto, formerly of Kingston, has had her new racing canvas placed upon her. It was manufactured by Oldrieve & Horne of Kingston. The yacht is now ready for the season's regattas, and it is intimated that she is prepared to get away from any twelve-toner on the lakes. Her cabin has been remodelled and furnished in an elaborate style.

The schr. Pride of America (Capt. Macdonald) has been seized in Oswego on a writ of attachment for E.B. Smith, of Milwaukee. In 1881 the vessel became disabled on Lake Michigan and was, by a tug owned by Smith, towed to Milwaukee. The tow bill, $700, was presented to Capt. McDonald, and he drew a draft for the amount on James McDonald, St. Catharines, owner of the vessel, receiving in return a receipted bill for that amount. This bill bore the provision that in case payment was refused on the draft the lien on the vessel would hold good. When the draft was presented the owner declined to pay it, and Smith has since been waiting for the vessel in an American port to attach her. When the Sheriff served the papers, Capt. McDonald became furious and refused to take them. The Sheriff left them on board and put two deputies in charge.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 12, 1883