The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 5, 1883

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p.2 Struck By Lightning - str. Passport had flagstaff shattered near Cobourg.



The Heeney fleet, with lath and lumber, is in port.

The schr. Magdala has cleared with lumber for Oswego.

The schr. O'Gorman, lumber and ties for Oswego, has sailed.

The steam barge Saxon, from Westport, has discharged a cargo of ties.

The schr. Eureka is loading ties for Big Sodus, and the steambarge Norman for Oswego.

The schr. E. Fitzgerald, Chicago, 22,500 bush. corn, and T.H. Holland, Chicago, 21,500 bush. corn, have arrived.

The tug Admiral D.D. Porter, Commodore Sullivan in command, has arrived with four timber laden barges in tow.

The str. Pierrepont is kept busy these days. She did a great deal of service yesterday and carried big crowds. She arrived back from Sackett's Harbor this morning and left for Brockville in order to carry the Gananoque Artillery from camp to their home. Capt. Andy Miller is good for all the work placed upon him.

The schr. J.R. Benson, which capsized in Lake Erie a short time ago, has arrived and is now on Shickluna's dry dock at St. Catharines. She is a pretty bad looking wreck, her mainmast being broken off short by the deck, and the top masts of her fore and mizzenmasts are also gone. It will cost a considerable sum to put her in shape again.

An American despatch says the Spartan was floated by the tug Winslow, but she listed down, guards under, and began to sink, when she was run ashore. Her bow is in eight feet of water and her stern in ten. There will be no trouble in raising her, weather permitting. She is in an exposed condition.

The Mail says today the steamer Hastings commences her season's engagement to Lorne Park. Captain Tom Donnelly is in command, and this alone should ensure her a successful summer, for not only is he noted for careful attention to passengers, but he is one of the few fresh water Captains possessing a Master's certificate from the British Board of Trade. It is his first season up there, but those who have already patronized him express a hope that it will not be his last.

An Aldermanic Jaunt - to Sackett's Harbor; old ship Orleans described.

An Obliging Captain - Capt. Hinckley of Maud.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 5, 1883