The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 9, 1883

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p.2 Newsy Items - Rathbuns own six vessels: Quinte, Puritan, Deseronto, Armenia, Pilgrim and Reliance; also building another for Oswego trade.

ad - Picton and Belleville - Royal Mail Daily Line - str. Hero, T.J. Craig, master, with schedule.



The schr. Leadville is loading corn at Toledo for Kingston.

The schooner Fanny Campbell will bring walnut logs from Toledo to Kingston at $60 per m.

The schooner Sligo has been chartered to carry staves from Duluth to Garden Island at $45 per m.

The steamer Chieftain and schooners Norway, Grantham and Albacore have cleared, light, from Garden Island for Toledo.

Prof. Dupuis' yacht Helen deranged her machinery while running into the harbor on Saturday evening. Two men in a skiff towed her to Gunn's wharf.

The Murray Canal is being pushed forward to completion as fast as the weather will permit. A large dredge is to be put in operation at the head of the Bay in a few days.

The dredge Munson, now here, will continue the work of dredging the channel at Consecon. She left for there this afternoon. The work of dredging will consume something over a month.

The yacht George Frederick, while off Garden Island yesterday, broke her mast and drifted ashore. Her crew were safely landed and hospitably entertained. There were five gentlemen on board.

The steamer Hiram Calvin succeeded in pulling the propeller Lake Ontario off the Shoal. She ran upon it near Morrisburg. The steamer was proceeding at full speed at the time of the accident and the shock was very severe, throwing those who were standing on board off their feet, and shaking up everything generally. There was considerable alarm among the passengers, amounting almost to a panic, but order was soon restored.

A Port Huron wrecker has contracted to raise the sunken schooner Sam Cooke, for Hall & Co., of Ogdensburg. He is now awaiting a permit from the Canadian Government before proceeding with the work. The necessary machinery for the work is now at Ogdensburg, and will be taken to the scene of the wreck. It is proposed to sink an old barge directly in front of the Cooke in order to break the force of the current. The raising will be done by pontoons and it is likely several divers will be employed. Before the actual work of raising commences, however, most of the ore now in the wreck will be taken out, so that the hull will not be injured when being brought to the surface. If success attends the work the craft will be converted into a lumber barge.

Here & There - yacht Cygnet won 20 mile race at Cleveland, beating the Ives of Detroit by 50 minutes.

Oswego tugs being fined right and left - Seymour fined $200 because her whistle was in front of smoke stack instead of behind.

Paying Big Sums - If reports be true the men employed at the shoals and those who have tugs and other machinery at work are making much money. The Government, one would imagine, believes that the Conservative interests here are located on the shoals, as all the money goes to them rather to some other work for which it was appropriated.

Change of Time - Maud now leaves for Cape Vincent at 2:30 because of change of time on R.W. & O.R.R.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 9, 1883