The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 24, 1883

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p.2 The McArthur Fine - The fine of $142, imposed by the Collector of Customs at Oswego on the tug McArthur of the Collinsby Rafting Company, for picking up the tug Cummings and two canal boats and towing them into Oswego on Thursday night has been paid. The McArthur left on Sunday night. It is entirely probable, says the Palladium, that the Treasury Department will remit the fine when informed of the circumstances.

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The steam yacht Annie Gilbert has arrived here to be inspected.

The big schooner Angus Smith will bring 37,000 bushels of wheat from Milwaukee to Kingston at 4 3/4 cents.

The wreckage of the barge Bedford is now lying along the shore at Sand Bay near Ferris' Point.

The tug Frank Perew and two barges cleared today for Trenton with 700 tons rails for the Midland Railway.

The Government have been buoying Lake St. Louis and other navigable ports between here and Montreal.

A principle portion of the receipts by vessel at Oswego at present appears to be coal ashes and cinders from Kingston.

Beyond the arrivals of a few vessels from Chicago and the steamers of the regular passenger lines navigation is at a stand still. Many vessels are going into ordinary.

A Toronto telegram says marine has utterly died. Not a consignment of any commodity at that port for weeks. Longshoremen are idle, and there is no sign of a change for the better.

The steamer Walter L. Frost left Port Colborne on Saturday and was towed back in the afternoon by two of the harbor tugs, which found her a few miles off the harbor in a disabled condition, her engine having broken down.

Samuel Clark, whose leg was hurt on board the propeller Armenia, at Cornwall, a few days ago, is said to be in a very low condition. Amputation, it is thought, will most likely have to be resorted to.

The schooner M.L. Breck had a collision on Saturday at the Burlington piers. She ran against one of them, staving in her bow and causing a bad lead. The hole was filled with oakum and tallow and covered with canvas. The vessel was finally assisted out of her difficulty by a steamer.

Here & There - The Hero had two private excursion parties yesterday, one from Belleville to Picton, and the other one from Lake on the Mountain to Picton. She carries another one on Wednesday next from Belleville to the Sand Banks. She is getting to be more popular than ever.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 24, 1883