The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 14, 1883

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The schr. M. O'Gorman has cleared for Charlotte with lath and shingles.

The schr. A.M. Foster, with 166 tons of coal from Oswego, has arrived for R. Crawford.

The schrs. Grantham, Emerald, Benson and Suffel cleared last night from Garden Island, light.

The tug Bronson clears this evening for Montreal with six barges and 130,000 bushels of corn.

The new steam barge Freemason, of R. Davis, went out on her first trip this morning. She went to Bath.

The yacht Cygnet, of Toronto, arrived last evening from Oswego and was hauled out at Davis' dry dock for overhauling.

The steam barge Indian, with her consorts the R. Gaskin and Southampton, arrived at Garden Island this morning, with timber from Georgian Bay. The Captain reports a very rough experience during the trip.

The Traveller cleared from Garden Island today with Calvin & Son's fourth raft. Captain Sullivan says that the men in the drams that broke at Victoria Bridge had a close call. Many of them would undoubtedly have been drowned had he not been on hand with the tug to rescue them.

The arrivals at the Montreal Transportation Company are schr. Hanlan, 6,820 bush. wheat; schr. Mystic Star, Chicago, 22,100 bush. corn; schr. Jamaica, Chicago, 20,330 bush. corn; schr. J. Gaskin, Toledo, 37,718 bush. corn; schr. Glenora, Toledo, 43,000 bush. corn; schr. O. Mitchell, Chicago, 22,400 bush. corn.

There was a collision last evening outside the harbour. The schooner Preston was sailing up the lake, heading for Nine Mile Point, and the tug Active and schooner-barges Gaskin and Glenora bound down for the city. The Active cleared the tug Preston, but the jibboom of the vessel injured one of the Gaskin's shrouds; the Glenora, behind the Gaskin, tore the Preston's main sail, but the latter on the second lap did some injury to the Glenora. The whole damage, however, does not amount to $50.

Above The Common - Great dissatisfaction is expressed among the engineers of the Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Company owing to a recently adopted regulation of the Company by which these officers are compelled to take their meals in the common mess room instead of the cabin as formerly. A number have left in consequence. The change was made in order to effect a saving to the Company in board.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 14, 1883