The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 6, 1883

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p.1 The Jaws of Death - How The Sewell Went Down -

p.2 Belleville Regatta -

A Steam Boater Drowned - deck hand from Alexandria drowns off Picton wharf.



The schrs. Mede and Knapp have cleared for Oswego to load coal.

The schooner S. Neelon has arrived at Garden Island with oak timber from Bay City.

The tug Glide cleared yesterday for Montreal with a tow carrying 60,000 bushels of grain.

Tomorrow's steamers, Royal Mail Line: Bohemian, for Montreal, at 5 a.m.; Algerian, for Toronto at 5 p.m.

Freights are looking up westward. The rate has advanced to 5 1/2 cents on wheat from Chicago to Kingston, and 5 cents on wheat from Detroit here.

Capt. Hunter, of the Bohemian, in his blue uniform and gold ornaments, was photographed today. The Captain is an old Kingstonian, and although living out of the city for a number of years, recognizes men and places quite readily.

The boilers of the new steam barge, on the stocks at Garden Island, will be the best on the lake. The plate going into them is steel, and the holes for the rivets are being drilled instead and punched. The barge will, when launched, be taken to Cleveland for her engine, which is being built under the supervision of one of Calvin & Son's engineers.

Last night an accident occurred at Montreal by which the barge Ox, of the Kingston and Montreal Forwarding Company, was sunk. While lying in the harbour the steamship Redewater backed against her, and in fifteen minutes the barge had sunk in about 30 feet of water. The crew escaped safely. The barge contained at the time about 5,000 bushels of wheat, a portion of the cargo of the prop. Davidson. The grain was insured but the boat ws not. The steamship owners will be held responsible for the damages.

On A Cruise - The yacht Gracie passed here yesterday for the Islands with the following on board: Capt. Roy, J. Edgar, L.E. Lennox, John Covert, and M. Roy. The Yacht Iolanthe also passed down. The crew were E. Corby, E. Force, J. Jenkins and Wm. Campbell. Sailing master Jno. Hunter.

A Stabbing Affray - between sailors from sch. F.M. Knapp, Capt. Augustus Blair.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 6, 1883