The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 8, 1883

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p.3 Here & There - sale of schr. Pride of America postponed until 13th.


The Sea Bird is on the Portsmouth Marine Railway for repairs.

The schr. O'Gorman brought a small cargo of coal from Oswego for Capt. Crawford.

The schooner Cecilia is chartered from Toledo to Garden Island at $53 per M. feet of lumber.

The Belleville Ontario asks us if the Maud can beat the Hero or Varuna? Ask the Captains.

The schr. Dundee has cleared for Oswego with basswood, lumber, shingles and lath. Rate 70 cents.

The schr. Norman has arrived from Oswego with 240 tons of coal for the cotton mill. Freight 25 cents f.o.b. in and out.

The yacht Atalanta lost the Chicago race owing to the blundering and inefficiency of the crew. The yacht has a race with the Cora on Saturday.

The last arrival for the K. & M. Forwarding Company has a great whistle. When it is blown Manager Stewart is compelled to walk the floor such is its shock.

The tug Glide has arrived from Belleville with the barge Corn Crib and the hoister. Capt. J. Dawson was in charge of the latter and reports that he was well treated by a Belleville boarding mistress.

The K. & M. Co.'s barge Ox was injured by the collision at Montreal to the extent of $3,000. The wheat which the barge contained belonged to Messrs. Magor Bros. & Co. The wheat was worth $1.20 per bushel, and was insured in Milwaukee.

Men are hard at work repairing the broken lock on the Cornwall Canal. The barge which caused the damage was laden with coal and the wonder is how so small a craft proceeding at a slow rate, could carry away a ponderous pair of oaken locks. The str. Corsican was stopped at the locks and several others have had to halt. The repairs cannot be completed short of tomorrow morning.

On Monday morning while the Active was towing the schooners Gaskin and Glenora out of Port Dalhousie the piston of the engine broke. The tug went back for repairs, and the schooners ran up their canvass and set sail for this port. The Gaskin arrived during the night with 37,400 bushels of corn; the Glenora was in sight at 9 o'clock and towed in by the Active which, having been repaired, made for Kingston. The Glenora carried 43,000 bushels of corn.

There was great excitement at Owen Sound on Sunday. The steamer Magnet left Friday with 680 excursionists for Midland City and there was nothing heard of her on the 6th. All the news they got was that she left Midland City at 5 o'clock Sunday. As it was only about six hours run there were fears that she was lost with all on board. The people were almost crazed as there were some on board from nearly all the families in town. A lady who had some friends on board was so overcome by anxiety that she died suddenly. A tug went out to look for the Magnet but the wind was so high she had to come back.

The excitement was intensified on Monday, but at noon it was allayed by the arrival of the steamer. She had been delayed by a fog and bad weather.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 8, 1883