The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 4, 1883

Full Text

p.2 Death Of Mr. Simpson - W.B. Simpson formerly Collector of Customs at Brockville, Kingston and Montreal.


Marine News.

The tug McArthur has gone to Toronto to bring down several rafts of timber.

The str. Prince Louise is now ready to resume her trips. She glides through the water like a duck.

The str. Nellie Cuthbert has been sold for $1,200 ? to Messrs. Tait & Bellrose, of Penetanguishene.

D. McEwen & Son have placed the engine and boiler in Campion's new yacht built at Belleville by Capt. Cuthbert.

The steam barge D.M. Wilson, Chicago, 35,000 bush. wheat and corn; schr. J.G. Worts, Toronto, 23,000 bush. wheat have arrived at the Kingston & Montreal Forwarding Co.'s wharf.

Yesterday the str. Corsican passed up for Hamilton having a lot of passengers aboard. The engineer says he secures all the steam he desires by the use of coal.

The steam barge Albion and barge Ark are at Garden Island from Detroit with timber. The schr. W.T. Greenwood from Hamilton, with staves, has also arrived.

A fine looking yacht, the Cleo, went ashore near the Lake Shore House, West Point, and now lies in a safe position in the sand on the beach. The Cleo is well worth looking after by her owner.

The Chicago Inter-Ocean says the steam barge D.C. Whitney is not the largest craft that ever plowed the waters of Lake Ontario. It says the Northerner which came to Kingston was larger. No such vessel ever entered this port.

The arrivals at the Montreal Transportation Co. are: Schr. Vienna, Port Whitby, 9,719 bush. wheat; schr. Manitowac, Chicago, 35,316 bush. wheat; tug Perew, Montreal, two barges light. The tug Perew cleared for Montreal with six barges having 100,000 bushels of grain and 400 tons of phosphate.

During Saturday night the prop. Enterprise came into port intending to stop at Swift's wharf. She ran into the end of the wharf at the west side doing $400 worth of damage. The wharf timbers were snapped off like pipe stems. The owners of the Enterprise will foot the bill. Several years ago the str. Passport ran into the same wharf.

Media Type:
Item Type:
Date of Original:
June 4, 1883
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
Rick Neilson
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 4, 1883