The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 20, 1883

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The prop. Prussia may go to Port Dalhousie for general repairs.

The str. Hastings has been ordered home to take on wrecking apparatus for the Fall business of the Wrecking Company.

Geo. Devanna, son of Capt. Devanna, of this city, was drowned about a month ago by falling from the boom of a vessel at Esconaba.

Last night was so still that the noise of the steam pumps on the prop. Prussia was heard all over the city.

Capt. Merryman has returned to the rescue of the schr. Cooke, near Brockville. About 30 tons more of ore must be taken out before the vessel can be raised.

The smell of the putrid grain in the prop. Prussia is frightful. It is wonderful that men can work amongst such rotten stuff.

The steam barge Clinton and barges arrived here yesterday, and the cargoes have been partially discharged. It is probable that a survey will be held on the Clinton. The cargo of the Gibraltar is all right.

The tug Active, with schrs. Gaskin and Glenora, leave for Port Arthur tomorrow. The schooners will carry 2,000 tons of rails.

The steam barge Resolute, built at Deseronto, is ready for service. She will be commanded by Capt. Gowan, of the Reliance.

John Hazlett, of the new str. D.D. Calvin, now at Cleveland receiving her engine and boiler, left yesterday to oversee the work and bring her down on her first trip under steam.

The Canadian schooner Cecilia was attached at Port Huron to satisfy a claim to towing and for advanced freight money. She is bound up with a load of brick for Port Arthur.

An enterprising Canadian steamboat man proposes to send the prop. Glenfinlas, a 547 ton steamer, over the great cataract (on fire if need be) providing he is fully indemnified for the sacrifice. His proposition is made to Mr. Noble, Passenger Agent of the Central Hudson Railway. Mr. Noble is not satisfied with a single propeller. If an entire lake fleet were placed at his disposal, so that the spectacle could be made interesting, he would talk business. After the proposition of Capt. Zealand the Maid of the Mist must be regarded as out in the cold.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 20, 1883