The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 12, 1883

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The schr. Eureka is enroute for Niagara with lumber.

Where is the schooner Huron? She left Collingwood for Chicago and has not been heard of since.

The schr. Nellie Theresa has cleared for Bowmanville, with elm timber consigned to the organ factory.

The schr. Midland Rover, from Ashland, Mich., is now discharging her deals into the scow Albani for Quebec.

The schr. Ariel, from Cleveland with coal, has arrived. Half her cargo goes to Belleville. The freight is $2.25 per ton.

The purser of the prop. City of Montreal has taken a mate, and yesterday the craft displayed a large amount of bunting in honor of the event.

The schr. Typo was docked at Oswego yesterday. The vessel is considerably damaged at the bottom and twisted out of shape. A survey of her is now being made.

The barge Huron, owned by Hall & Co., Ogdensburg, left Brockville for Oswego, having on board 644,000 feet of lumber, the largest cargo ever taken out by one vessel.

Capt. "Jim" Haddon, the heavy weight from Port Hope, formerly of the schooner Two Brothers, is now walking the deck of the schooner Great Western as master.

Last night the steamer John A. Macdonald, belonging to Calvin & Son, ran on Chapman's Shoal, below Clayton. She went on with a full head of steam. Permission has been granted by the U.S. Government to rescue the craft with the owner's tug.

The steambarge Indian and consorts, the steam barge Metamora and consorts and the steam barge D.D. Porter and consorts are at Collinsby. The Metamora and Porter had some racing from Byng Inlet. The Metamora passed the Porter, though the former always left port first.

The steamer Chieftain, which came here for another pump, arrived back at Port Colborne on Monday. By the aid of the two pumps the Norway was floated, but before she got far the largest of the pumps gave out, allowing her to fill again and roll over on the steamer Chieftain alongside, breaking the steamer's smoke stack and disabling her machinery. The crafts, locked together, were towed to port. The topmasts of the Norway were cut away on Wednesday to get the Chieftain clear of the wreck. Men are now at work trying to right the vessel up.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 12, 1883