The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 22, 1883

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The tug Active and schooners Glenora and Gaskin cleared this afternoon for Toledo.

The tug Perew cleared this afternoon for Montreal, with six barges having 113,000 bush. of grain.

The prop. St. Catharines, with 13,000 bush. corn, from Chicago and the schr. Gaskin, from Port Hope with 36,000 bush. corn, have arrived in port.

The steamer Swan goes to Gananoque on Friday with a party of twenty Kingstonians, eager to see the laying of the corner stone of a Custom House by Hon. Sir. H. Langevin.

The prop. Scotia, from Chicago with 5,700 bush. of wheat, has discharged and proceeded to Montreal. The prop. Lake Michigan, from Chicago, also lightened 5,947 bush. of wheat.

The schr. J.H. Breck has arrived with lumber from Toledo. While at that port a stick of timber fell upon the foot of Edward Booth, son of the Captain, mashing it. Two toes were amputated and another will probably be saved. He is now at his home on Colborne street.

Capt. D. Noonan has secured the str. Robert Anglin, and will make two trips per week from Kingston to Portland. The craft goes down the canal on Tuesdays and Fridays. Connections will be made with the steamer Ontario every Saturday at Westport. The steamer makes her first trip on Thursday. Gunn's wharf will be the starting point.

The Legality Tested - A few weeks ago the Superintendent of the Welland Canal received orders from Ottawa to lock the steam barge Active and her consorts through the Welland Canal on the following day - Sunday. This was done and informations laid against twelve of the locktenders for violation of the Lord's Day Act. The lock tenders were convicted and fined. Yesterday an order was granted by Justice Osler for the issue of a certiorari to bring up two convictions, and their legality will shortly be tested.

p.3 Royal Mail Line - to start calling at Clayton, Thousand Island Park and Alexandria Bay; the misunderstanding with American Custom House officials has been settled.

A Yacht Aground - Hebe, owned by Major Fairtlough.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 22, 1883