The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 30, 1883

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The schr. Pride of America is being fitted out at Oswego for the Fall trade.

The tugs Glide and Jessie Hall have cleared for Montreal with 12 barges laden with 230,000 bushels of grain.

The schrs. D.G. Fort, Westside and Myosotis have secured coal charters from Charlotte to Chicago at $1.25 per ton f.o.b.

When a diver went down and examined the prop. Prussia it was found that she had been very badly injured, having a large hole in her hull about midships and several others along her bow. It was at first supposed that her injuries were of a slight nature. It is now apparent that the work of raising her will be greater than at first anticipated, as the steam pumps will be of little use until the breaks are temporarily repaired. As soon as this is done she will be pumped out, raised and dry docked.


A correspondent from Belleville says: In the morning the weather was black and rainy. The races began about 1:30 o'clock, and the first round was a close race, but the Garfield was a little ahead. Then she sprung a leak and it took two pumps and as many pails to keep her from sinking; the water at times would be two or three feet over the floor. The Garfield sailed the race out and got second money. She was then ran ashore to keep her from sinking. The Garfield also sailed three miles out of the course, not seeing the buoy in time. The first-class race resulted as follows: Cygnet first, Garfield second, Norah third. Norah finished first, and the others won on time allowance.

The second-class race resulted as follows: Iolanthe first by 10 minutes 38 seconds, Gracie second, Victoria third, the latter being beaten by 21 minutes. The Victoria evidently did not show herself as anticipated.


A very high wind has been blowing from the east since Monday morning, and at times on the lake it has increased to the severity of a gale. As a consequence those who have been out sailing for pleasure have had a sick time of it. The Royal Templars of Temperance excursion party, bound for Grimsby on Monday, got no further than the Beach. The steamer Hastings took a crowd from Toronto on Tuesday to Grimsby Camp Grounds, and on the return trip the wind and sea gave her a terrible shaking up. When almost opposite Port Credit the Captain found it necessary to put back to Burlington Canal, which was reached about 8:30. The water at times swept the decks, and it is said that it was fully a foot deep on her lower deck. Nearly everybody on board was sick, and those who carried flasks were anxiously sought after. The excursionists were glad, notwithstanding the inconvenience it entailed, at finding themselves once more on terra firma. Some of them put up for the night at the Ocean and Lakeside Houses, while others took the late train for the city. The Hastings is still at the canal. The waves are rolling completely over the piers, and the storm equals any that has been experienced in that section for a long time. An idea of its effect may be gathered from the fact that there were four men at the wheel, and even then the Hastings frequently got into the trough of the sea.

A Steamer Aground - Rochester, Aug. 29th - The steambarge Saxon, with a cargo of 14,000 bushels of wheat, grounded on the shore, Lake Ontario, off Wilson. The crew are safe. A heavy sea is running.

p.3 A Foreign Visitor - a seal at Howe Island, not the first.

Here & There - Oswego Yacht Club Regatta - Katie Gray 1st; Cricket 2nd; Laura 3rd

A contract has been made by the Dominion Salvage & Wrecking Co. to get the steamer Brantford City off the rocks near Lockport, Shelbourne, and take her to Halifax for $40,000. The Company will also get 40 % of the value of what cargo they save. Capt. John Donnelly is working at this craft.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 30, 1883