The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 21, 1883

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p.2 Vessel Ashore - Chicago - schr. Lillie E., of Manistee, a mile south of life-saving station, crew of seven and Capt. Chas. Brooks rescued.



The schr. M. O'Gorman is ready to go out for Oswego with a cargo of ties.

The Tay Canal will be pushed through. The appropriation for the work this year is $88,000.

A Port Huron wrecker says the schr. Sam Cooke can be raised without any trouble.

The schr. Gazelle, while en route from Trenton to Kingston on Saturday ran on Nigger Island.

The tug Perew cleared last night for Montreal with five barges carrying 100,000 bushels of grain.

The schr. Eureka is loading ties for Sodus and the schr. Undine ties, posts and shingles for Oswego.

The first vessel to float on Devil's Lake has been put on it this spring by Tett Bros., of Bedford Mills; the craft is propelled by steam and bears the name Mary Bedford. She is carrying cordwood, taking 35 cords at a load.

A prominent resident of Lennox County is negotiating for the purchase of a $20,000 palace steamer with a speed of twenty miles an hour to ply between Picton, Bath and Napanee. A great scheme surely!

The harbor presented a very pretty appearance on Saturday evening and yesterday forenoon. The waters were all commotion and dozens of big schooners danced about and in several instances dragged their anchors. The harbor has seldom had more vessels in it at one time.

Owen Sound Steamship Line.

This is a new line of steamers that will run from Owen Sound this season, carrying passengers and freight from that port to Prince Arthur's Landing, calling at intermediate ports on the Georgian Bay and the Sault Ste. Marie. The steamer Magnet, Capt. McLeod, and Spartan, Capt. McGregor, are iron side-wheel vessels, and both well known to the travelling public, as first rate passenger boats. These boats will run in connection with the Toronto, Grey & Bruce Railway, leaving Owen Sound on the arrival of the evening train from Toronto. The Magnet and Spartan will make connection with the Canada Pacific Railway at the Landing, whence their passengers and freight will go forward to Winnipeg and points west. The Africa is the third boat of the line, commanded by Captain La France, and her route will be from Owen Sound to Georgian Bay ports and the Sault Ste. Marie.


Schr. Magdala, Toronto, 10,050 bush. wheat.

Schr. F.L. Wells, Oswego, 175 tons coal.

Schr. Parana, Chicago, 27,400 bush. corn.

Schr. Ariel, Oshawa, 10,000 bush. peas.

Schr. Ella Morton, Toronto, 10,000 bush. wheat.

Schr. Ellsworth, Chicago, 23,400 bush. corn.

Schr. A.M. Foster, Whitby, 5,600 bush. wheat.

The Montreal Transportation Company have had about 70 vessels to unload since April 25th.

Schr. Mary, Port Stanley, 14,500 bush. wheat.

Schr. Defiance, St. Catharines, 8,500 bush. wheat.

Schr. Hyderabad, Toronto, 20,200 bush. wheat.

Prop. California, Toronto, lightened 7,000 bush. wheat.

Schr. Philo Bennett, Toronto, 6,000 bu. wheat.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 21, 1883