The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 28, 1883

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p.2 Brief Items - The schr. E.H. Rutherford, from Toronto, with 1,800 (sic) bushels wheat, is at the K. & M. wharf.

Since Saturday the schooners S. Neelon, G.M. Neelon, Mary Copley and T.R. Merritt have arrived at Garden Island with staves.



On Saturday the Mixer, while towing a vessel from Garden Island, got a rope in her wheel. Yesterday Capt. J. Donnelly went down in a diving dress and cut the line out.

Hundreds of people visited the Montreal Transportation Company's wharf yesterday and inspected the four big crafts now there, viz: The D.C. Whitney, Wayne, John Gaskin and Glenora.

The tug Prince Alfred has gone to the rescue of the Shickluna, which struck a rock near Algoma Mills and sank. The vessel struck the only rock in the channel. As soon as the vessel is taken off she will be dry docked at Owen Sound.

The President of the Sailors' Union says that if the Commodore and crew of the yacht Hebe were to join the union they would always be under its protection and in distress quick relief would be sent to them. The union takes members from a midshipmite up.

The prop. Scotia will be in port tomorrow. She has been thoroughly overhauled on the dry dock at St. Catharines. Her officers are: Captain Kiah, of Hamilton; 1st officer, William Henry, of Prescott; 2nd officer, Charles Jakes, of Collingwood; chief engineer, F. Munro, of Kingston.

The arrivals at the M.T. Co.'s wharf are: Schr. G.C. Finney, Chicago, 20,000 bush. corn; schr. Ariadne, Port Hope, 9,404 bush. wheat; schr. Queen of the Lake, Toronto, 12,127 bush. wheat; schr. C. Gearing, Belleville, 6,200 bush. wheat. The tug Perew clears for Montreal with four barges carrying 83,000 bush. of grain.

The St. Lawrence Steamboat Company have issued a large number of tickets. They are of rubber composition and worth 15 cents apiece. Capt. T. Taylor, Inspector of Hulls, is in the city. He is here to examine the steamer Princess Louise. He has just returned from London where he inspected a steamer which is to run upon the Thames.

Capt. July, of the D.C. Whitney, is much pleased with his trip to Kingston. The steambarge's cargo over ran 25 bushels. The wheel is 10 feet 6 inches in diameter and makes 77 revolutions a minute. From Port Colborne to Kingston it revolved 89,308 times. This morning the reporters and forwarders took the cigars from the genial Captain on a bet regarding the nationality of the Chief Engineer. The Captain said he was a Scotchman. J.D. Thompson claimed him to be a Lancashire man and guessed correctly. All went to Old Sam's for the best Havanas.

The Wrecking Company have chartered the steamer Hastings for two years and she is now being fitted out for wrecking purposes. The after saloon is being pulled off and all necessary remodelling made by G. Menary. The forward saloon will be left intact. The steamer will be ready in ten days. New tow posts will be placed in her. She is of light draft and can approach any wreck. When not engaged in wrecking she can be used as an excursion steamer. An upset price has been placed upon her and the wrecking Company may purchase her.

Personal Mention - N. Simmons, of Marysburg, has been appointed a Fishery Inspector for the Bay of Quinte.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 28, 1883