The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 7, 1883

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p.2 Regatta at Cobourg - Iolanthe, Emma and Verve race, won by Emma.

p.3 Yachting Items -

Medicos On Water - trip through Thousand Islands on str. Maud described; new route taken.


The schr. Folger is loading iron ore for Fairhaven.

Shipbuilding was never more brisk than it is this year.

R.J. Eilbeck has purchased the damaged portion of the schr. Maggie McRae's cargo.

Mr. R. Davis has bought and raised the barge Minnie Francis, burned 7 years ago. He has been offered a good advance upon his investment.

Capt. J. Vanalstine, of the schr. W.T. Preston, a great favorite in this port, is very ill and confined to the cabin of his vessel. He belongs to Oswego. He has many visitors and sympathizers.

Mr. Davis has gone up the Bay, and rumour has it that he is about to sign a contract to build, during the winter, a fast boat, whose lines will be somewhat similar to those of the Varuna.

The coal arrivals are: C. Gearing, Oswego, 154 tons coal, M.T. Co.; schr. John White, Oswego, 350 tons coal, R. Crawford; schr. A. Falconer, Sandusky, 393 tons coal, J. Swifth & Co.

The contract for completing the dredging in the Oswego River was let to Franklin Lee of Buffalo. The contract calls for the excavation of twenty-five thousand cubic yards, of which ten thousand is to be removed this fall. The price paid is 30 cents per yard.

The prop. St. Magnus, which passed up yesterday, had as a portion of her cargo the house made by Rathbun & Son for the Colonization Company at Medicine Hat, and a quantity - one of several shipments - of rails for the road to connect the Asseippi and still further western districts with the frontier towns.

The incoming grain vessels, consigned to the M.T. Co., are: Belle Mitchell, Chicago, 21,571 bush. corn; Hoboken, Chicago, 20,781 bush. corn; G.B. Sloan, Chicago, 20,871 bush. corn; W.I. Preston, 18,500 bush. rye. The tug D.G. Thompson was expected this afternoon from Montreal with 750 tons of iron rails. They will be taken to Trenton by the tug Frank Perew. The iron is for the O. & Q.R.R., and this cargo is a portion of 7,000 tons, for the carriage of which the M.T. Co. has had the contract.

In the suit brought by Edward P. Loomis, owner of the cargo of potatoes and apples lost in the boats Carrie and Cora, while in tow of the tug Cummings last fall, Judge Coxe, of the United States District Court, has rendered a decision in favor of the plaintiff for $2,500. The amount claimed by Loomis was $5,500 (?). Judge Coxe, in his report, says that the evidence shows that the owners of the canal boat were also to blame. There can be no appeal from this decision.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 7, 1883