The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 20, 1883

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The Glide and tow have arrived with 1,200 tons of coal from Oswego.

The schr. Nevada, from Chicago, with 20,300 bushels of corn, is in port.

The schr. Prince Alfred has gone into ordinary. Her canvass has been stored.

The schr. Oliver Mowat has left for a load of coal at Fairhaven. She will probably go into ordinary after discharging it.

Mr. Merryman, one of the firm engaged in raising the schr. Sam Cook, says a diver reports the hull in splendid condition and undamaged by the current. They will commence raising the cargo on Saturday.

The rate from Chicago to Kingston is 4 1/2 cents on corn and 4 3/4 cents on wheat. The following vessels have been chartered: Schrs. M.J. Cummings, 20,000 bush. corn; Mary Copley, 19,000 bush. corn; Hartford, 22,000 bush. corn.

Canadian steamers carrying passengers must be inspected in American ports and must be equipped as the law provides that American steamers must be equipped. The cost of inspection is $25 for the first 100 tons and 5 cents per each ton over 100.

Collector Hamilton has issued a notice to the effect that in future any violation of the Customs regulations in regard to outward and inward reports of any kind of vessels, will be followed by the usual fines. Coasting licenses must be renewed at once, good for a year. These licenses cost nothing.

The managers of the Rothesay offended the public by selling return tickets from Brockville to Ogdensburg on the understanding that the steamer would remain until 6 p.m. When the boat arrived at the 'burg the purser informed the passengers that the hour of departure would be 4:15.

The Canadian schooner Lady Dufferin sustained serious injury in Chicago on Wednesday. The vessel had just arrived, laden with cedar posts, and a propeller was moving along out. The result was that the propeller struck the Dufferin a heavy blow and crushed in her bows. She made water rapidly, and had not her cargo been of a buoyant character she would have gone to the bottom. The damage will prove a big item, and somebody will have to foot the bill, as the Dufferin was in no wise to blame for the accident. The vessel is owned by Cameron and others, of Port Burwell, Can., rates A 2 and has a valuation of $10,000.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 20, 1883