The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 26, 1883

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p.2 A Life Saver - Alfred Easson, mate of Glenora, saved Capt. Smith.



The prop. Shickluna is stranded near Algoma Mills.

The steamer Chieftain is on her way from Hamilton with a large raft.

The schr. Jessie Breck is loading timber at Hamilton for Garden Island.

Negotiations for the sale of the str. Nellie Cuthbert are going on at Belleville.

The tug Perew arrived yesterday with two barges, having 200 tons of rails for the K. & P. R.R.

The steam barge Whitney and consort clears for Buffalo, where they take in a cargo for Chicago.

The str. Chieftain left her barges at the Welland Canal to sail down, and proceeded to Hamilton for a raft.

Capt. W.J. Daly, of Ogdensburg, will dredge Sackett's Harbor, the contract calling for the expenditure of $8,000.

The following schooners arrived at Garden Island yesterday with timber from Toledo: Siberia, Saxon and Denmark.

The steamer Prince Arthur is now fitting out and will commence tri-weekly trips from Clayton to Montreal as soon as possible.

The props Celtic and Ontario had a race to Toronto from Kingston. Though the Ontario left here two hours before the Celtic she arrived in Toronto only five minutes ahead of the Celtic.

The weight of the steambarge Whitney's cargo, reduced to an oat basis, is equal to 106,000 bushels. The forwarders do not dispair seeing crafts of the size of the Onoko, (which carries 160,000 bushels of oats) coming to Kingston, the Welland Canal undergoing, of course, some slight improvements.

The arrivals for the Montreal Transportation Company are: Schr. Oliver Mowat, Toronto, 18,000 bush. wheat; schr. Dundee, Toronto, 15,000 bush. wheat. The tug Glide clears tonight with four barges, having 80,000 bushels of grain and 160 tons of phosphate.

The Captain of the Prussia says that since he joined the Salvation Army the work aboard his vessel goes on much more smoothly than ever before, as he now skips a great many "hard words" that he frequently used in other seasons, especially when things went wrong.

The shovellers of the M.T. Co. are thinking of getting an electric light for night operations. A box of candles is of little use in the hull of a craft the size of the Whitney. A meeting has been held in connection with the new scheme and Mr. Grattan appointed Secretary and Correspondent. More anon.

The schrs. Bismarck and Bavaria did some pretty fine sailing during their last trip. From the time they left Garden Island, during nearly four weeks, they never lost sight of each other and arrived here yesterday, the former coming in a "few lengths ahead." Both Captains (Milligan and Dix) are jubilant over the sailing qualities of their respective crafts, and claim that they can show their sterns to any schooners on the lakes.

On her arrival this morning the str. Hero was by Capt. Lewis placed on the new dry dock below Cataraqui Bridge to get more securely fastened the anchor which was made for her last winter. The bottom will be thoroughly cleaned. When completed and being allowed to carry more steam by the Government Inspector, it is expected the boat will beat all former records. The route, during her stoppage will be filled by the steamer Maud.

Coasting Regulation Changed.

A circular has been received by the Customs authorities to the effect that, to make the Customs regulations as little burdensome upon coasting vessels as possible, the reports outwards may be made at the port from which the trip commences, and may name the last Canadian port at which the steamer intends to call before taking clearance for a foreign port on the intended voyage, and at all intermediate ports it will only be necessary to leave inward reports. This change will save a great deal of trouble and time.

A Brutal Officer.

George Gibbs, sailor, was taken to the Detroit hospital from the propeller Kincardine, both legs and hips, right shoulder and both hands being terribly burned. He says he was engaged in the hold passing coal, and got chilled through while standing in water for upwards of three hours, and went into the boiler to get warm. The boat pitched badly, and Gibbs' head struck against the beam, and he was found in the boiler in the condition mentioned. He says the Captain permitted him to lay in the hold without any attendance. When sent to the hospital, it took an hour to get his clothes off, the skin peeling off with each garment. He will die.

Here & There - The schr. Oddfellow ran ashore at the lighthouse midway between Cobourg and Port Hope. She had a load of hay for Newcastle from Kingston.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 26, 1883