The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 27, 1883

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There is to be a raise of sailors' wages shortly.

The M.T. Company have 500,000 bushels of grain to discharge.

Capt. Griffin has grown such a whisker that his friends scarcely know him.

It is said Capt. Daniels, of the schr. D.G. Fort, did not know he was near Kingston until he tasted the water of Four Mile Point.

Capt. Quigley, the "Norwegian" from Oireland, is here again. Everybody is so glad to meet him because he looks so much like Tilden.

The Chicago fleet came down yesterday in lively style. Many vessels made the trip in a week. Capt. Hourigan, in the Salvation vessel, led the way.

Three barges arrived on Saturday with railroad iron from Montreal. The freight is for Duluth and goes forward on the prop. Myles and St. Magnus.

Capt. Paul Hary is here. He is known as the "Prairie king." When he retires from sailing he goes to his native state, of which he will probably be appointed Governor. He is good enough to be given anything.

Where were the flags yesterday? Americans are always blowing about their fine flags, yet not one of the big fleet floated colors yesterday. One Captain said he was afraid to put his flags alongside those of the Salvation Army.

Capt. Cullaway, of the schr. Mysotes, is again in port, after an absence of three seasons. The Captain is a jolly good fellow, one who has had few accidents during his 14 years' service. He attributes this to the fact that he has seven brothers-in-law, all newspaper men. For several seasons he has been in the ore trade on the upper lakes.

The prop. Prussia arrived from Chicago on Saturday afternoon with 18,000 bush. wheat. She lightened about 8,000 and proceeded to Montreal. While passing Chippewa Point about 3 o'clock on Sunday morning she struck a rock, sheered off and knocked a hole in her bow. The steamer ran two miles before sinking. Word came up yesterday and the Dominion Wrecking Company dispatched the str. Watertown, under command of Capt. T. Donnelly, with two pumps to the rescue. The propeller will be pumped out and brought here for repairs.

The arrivals at the M.T. Co. are: Schr. Two Brothers, Oswego, 238 tons coal; schr. Angus Smith, Milwaukee, 36,600 bush. wheat; schr. Wm. Home, Milwaukee, 22,000 bush. wheat; schr. Mystic Star, Chicago, 22,261 bush. wheat; schr. Jennie Matthews, Milwaukee, 22,000 bush. wheat; prop. Prussia, Chicago, 7,499 bush. wheat; prop. Celtic, Chicago, 6,102 bush. wheat; prop. Tecumseh, Chicago, 37,975 bush. corn; schr. Westside, Chicago, 20,284 bush. corn; schr. Myosotes, Chicago, 22,975 bush. corn; schr. E.P. Beals, Chicago, 22,530 bush. wheat; schr. Guiding Star, Chicago, 20,260 bush. corn; schr. D.G. Fort, Chicago, 22,900 bush. corn; prop. D.R. VanAllen, Port Hope, 13,750 bush. corn.

Yacht Race at Gananoque -

p.3 Gone To Belleville - yacht Garfield, Dr. Curtis.

Paying Grain Shovellers - $2.50 per thousand bushels; they have formed a union.

Waiter Found Drowned - head waiter of str. Rothesay, a colored man, went swimming.

p.4 A Novel Craft - at Clayton, steam sloop 30 ft. long x 12 ft. beam; has 4 square paddles on each side.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 27, 1883