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

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The barge Eagle was launched yesterday, and is now loading grain for Montreal.

The Glide and tow with four barges, having 71,000 bush. of grain, has left for Montreal.

The schr. Grantham has arrived at Garden Island with pine timber from Grand Marias.

The repairs to lock 5, Cornwall Canal, were to have been completed today and navigation resumed.

The str. Hero carries a party of Odd-fellows from Napanee to the Thousand Island Park on the 23rd inst.

The str. Rothesay called here this morning and took the passengers for Montreal that would have gone down by the mail boat.

The schr. Halstead, from Chicago, with 35,100 bush. corn, and schr. Olivia, Oswego, 200 tons of coal, have arrived at the M.T. Co.'s wharf.

Portions of wreck cast ashore near Grand Haven, Mich., lead to the surmises that the schr. Nellie and Annie is lost. She had a crew of five.

John Trowell, son of Capt. Trowell, of the str. Algerian, has been promoted from the position of Purser on the prop. California to that of Captain. He will competently fill the post.

A Washington despatch states that the Treasury Department has decided that Canadian tugs cannot tow American vessels from Canadian waters beyond the first American port in which they make entry.

The Armstrong has been engaged to run an excursion party from Clayton to Kingston on Saturday, the 18th inst. The party starts from Floyd, N.Y., a station on the line of the New York Central Railway.

Yesterday morning the barge Seneca was loaded with 19,050 bush. of corn, from the schr. Gaskin, in two hours and twenty minutes. Marine men talk of delay in Kingston. Can this time be beaten in any port on the lakes?

A bet was offered today that it would be impossible for the tug Active to make a trip to Toledo and back without spending two Sundays in the Welland Canal, the option being given the tug to leave Kingston any time after Tuesday. The bet was not taken.

There has been delivered to J.Y. Palmateer, Point Traverse, two barrels, supposed to contain whiskey, which have been stored at James Cooper's warehouse, South Bay. It is supposed that this stuff was part of the cargo of the prop. City of Montreal, lost while ashore at the Main Ducks. Information can be had of the goods by applying to J.Y. Palmateer.

Captain James Mawdesley, of the steambarge Clinton, was handed the following official order from Mr. Wm. Ellis, Superintendent of the Welland Canal:

"I hereby forbid the steambarge Clinton towing the tow-barge Grimsby or any other tow-barge on Welland Canal. (Signed) C.H. Carter."

Capt. Mawdesley says for the past ten years he has handled one of his barges on the long level of the Canal, and feels hurt at being stopped now. He also says he will wager he can handle his barges as well as any tug.

Here & There - The Seamen's Union has removed its quarters to the Globe Hotel, Market Square.

The curbstones at the locks on the Welland Canal will be dressed so that hawsers will not be cut as heretofore.

The new Deseronto barge was launched today. This latest acquisition to the Rathbun Co.'s steam fleet is a noble craft, reflecting much credit on Mr. Wm. Evans, the master builder.

Atalanta won Fisher Cup at Chicago, beat Cora.

The Break Repaired - in Cornwall Canal, lock no. 5.

Presenting A Burgee - to Capt. Craig, of str. Hero.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 9, 1883