The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 25, 1883

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The schr. St. Louis is loading iron ore for an American port.

The schr. Speedwell, with 12,300 bush. wheat, has arrived from Toronto.

The barge Gibraltar, of the Erin's tow, has been thoroughly overhauled.

Several Canadian schooners are lying at the Chicago docks waiting for cargoes owing to the extreme dullness in freights.

According to a new regulation on the Welland Canal all vessels over 600 tons burthen are required to have ten inch snubs.

There was a break in one of the Corsican's boilers in consequence of which the steamer delayed at Lachine until repairs are made.

The steamer Pierrepont went to Gananoque last evening, having been chartered to carry the Gananoque Field Battery to Brockville today.

The schr. Flora, of Picton, arrived yesterday with the jettisoned cargo of the prop. City of Montreal, which ran some weeks ago on the Ducks.

The steamer Spartan ran ashore on Cariboo Island, Lake Superior. The Captain wires from Sault Ste. Marie for a tug, two steam pumps and a diver.

The Active and her consort made the round trip, from Kingston to Toledo and return, in ten days. The actual running time was only seven and a half days.

While the schrs. Denmark and Bavaria were loading timber at Grand Marais a sand bar formed outside the harbor, and it cost $200 to cut a channel through it.

The Collector of Customs has issued orders to the Landing Waiters to prevent the landing of steamers carrying excursionists on Sundays. The American boats are the offenders.

The tug Active brought into port last evening the schr. Gaskin, 37,379 bush. corn, and schr. Glenora, 43,000 bush. corn, from Toledo. The schr. D. Freeman also arrived with 10,700 bush. of wheat from Port Whitby.

The steamer Chieftain left Garden Island on Saturday evening for Port Dalhousie whither she leaves the schrs. Saxon, Oriental and St. Lawrence. From that port the tug went to Hamilton for a raft bound for Quebec.

The schr. F.B. Gardner, unloaded at the M.T. Co.'s wharf on Saturday, was 500 bush. wheat short. The cargo was taken in at Chicago in 500 bushel drafts. One more of these was counted than the vessel received.

The towage charges on the Welland Canal are still excessive. The tugmen will not give up a fat thing without a struggle. A vessel went through the canal last week in twenty hours at a cost of $125. The job was worth about $60, and then there would be a profit.

Several steambarges and their consorts running between Chicago and Lake Ontario ports have gone into ordinary owing to the high towage charges in the Welland Canal. For goodness sake when is this thing going to cease? Will the Government wake up to the seriousness of the situation?

The steamer Hastings had to leave the wrecked Eliza Quinlan ashore at South Bay Point owing to the wind blowing very fresh. Capt. VanBlack had not enough cedar to float the vessel, and although the Hastings drew the vessel some fifteen feet it was impossible to take her off. It is probable that another attempt will be made to rescue the craft.

New Time Table - The Ferry Company on Saturday altered the trips between Kingston and Cape Vincent. The str. Maud will leave the city at 6 o'clock a.m. and 3 o'clock p.m., suiting the new time table of both the Grand Trunk R.R. and Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg R.R. The Cape people will have an extra hour in Kingston in future

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 25, 1883