The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 23, 1883

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The schr. Blanche, from Cobourg, with 5,900 bushels of wheat, is at the M.T. Co.'s wharf.

The young ladies of Owen Sound presented the officers of the steamers Magnet and Spartan with a set of handsome colors.

L.B. Lawson has purchased the steam yacht Rawson, and will put her on the route between Ogdensburg and Alexandria Bay as soon as the pleasure season opens.

The schooner Erie Belle, lying at Lion's Head, Georgian Bay, dragged anchor and went ashore on Monday night. She lost her rudder and sustained considerable other damage.

The wind having moderated the tug Active left this morning to look for the schr. Glenora. It is thought she is lying at South Bay, at least the Captain of the mail boat says he saw a big three masted craft there.

The schr. Hartford, bound up the Canal, and the schr. Jessie, bound down, collided yesterday evening about a mile below Port Colborne. The Hartford lost her jibboom and bowsprit, and the Jessie had some of her rigging carried away.

Montreal Line of Steamers.

This line is now composed of the Algerian, Capt. Trowell; Corsican, Capt. Sinclair; and Corinthian, Capt. Ada. Until the passenger travel improves, they will run from Montreal to Hamilton, making three trips each week. Afterward they will not run further than Toronto, making a daily service. The boats have all been improved in their appearance and adaptions for the comfort of passengers. The dining rooms are now placed on the main decks, and guests will be furnished with meals on the European plan. The staterooms and saloons on the upper decks have been arranged, and new carpets and portions of furniture will add to their comforts.

The Merchants' Line.

The composition of this line of propellers is now complete. The division of business, with names of vessels and commanding officers, are as follows: On the Chicago division there are the California, Capt. S. Crangle; Armenia, Capt. Hume; and Cuba, Capt. McCorquodale. On the Lake Ontario division there are the Persia, Capt. J.H. Scott; Ocean, Capt. A. McMaugh; Celtic, Capt. Cavers; and Alma Munroe, Capt. J.H. Scott (sic); Dominion, Capt. R. McMaugh. Taking in Oswego and Rochester, the propeller City of Montreal, Capt. Wm. Boyd. This is a large fleet, composed of fine vessels, and under experienced officers.

A Boat Wrecked.

Chicago, May 23rd - A bottle found on the beach here this morning contained a postal card on which was written: "May 20th, 1883. The schr. Sea Gull has gone down off Chicago, this a.m. I am on the spar. Send help. (signed) James Donohue, Mate." The Sea Gull was a three masted schooner owned in Oswego.

From Wood To Coal - The change in fuel made by the Royal Mail Line from wood to coal will result in an annual loss of from $30,000 to $40,000 to the farmers residing along the Rideau Canal. The quantity consumed each season was between 7,000 and 8,000 cords - more than is required to meet the wants of all the citizens for a year. The money usually spent by the Company here will now go out of the city. The price of wood has fallen from $5.50 to $5.00 per cord.

Yacht For Sale - yacht Sunbeam at Gananoque - sloop rigged, counter stern.

May 24, 1883

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 23, 1883