The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 15, 1883

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p.2 Gathering Salmon Ova - at Pigeon Island for gov't fish breeding station at Newcastle.



The nominal rate on corn from Chicago to Kingston was 7 1/2 cents.

The schr. Gleniffer, Detroit, 20,185 bush. wheat, has arrived.

The schr. W.I. Preston, from Chicago, with 17,921 bush. wheat, is in port.

The tugs Thomson (sic - Thompson ?) and Glide have cleared for Montreal with barges carrying grain and deals.

The schr. Anna (sic) Falconer has returned from Ogdensburg.

The schr. Julia, with 200 tons coal, has arrived from Oswego. The coal rates are 25 cents per ton.

The prop. Armenia arrived on Saturday evening, loaded with 1,100 bags of salt, and cleared yesterday for Chicago.

The schr. Nellie Gardner, with corn for Buffalo, went ashore at South Point in Thunder Bay early this morning and is a total loss. Crew saved.

The barley rates have opened at from 2 to 2 1/2 cents. The schr. Anna M. Foster gets 2 1/4 cents from Consecon to Oswego, and the White Oak 2 cents from Kingston to Ogdensburg.

The tug Frank Perew with six barges has arrived from Montreal. She left with two barges for Trenton having 600 tons of rails for the Ontario and Quebec R.R.

On Friday morning, while the barge Cleveland was coming up the river in tow of the Bronson, the tiller knocked a young man named Germain overboard, abreast of Pillar's wharf. He was drowned. A rope was thrown to him and he caught it once, but lost his hold. A boat was also launched, but he could not be rescued. His father lives at Valleyfield.

A Strange Collision.

A few days ago a very strange collision occurred between the schr. M. O'Gorman and a locomotive on the K. & P.R.R. The engine struck the vessel about amidship scattering her deck load of shingles in all directions. The vessel was not wrecked though considerably injured. The Captain of the O'Gorman asserts that he was on the right track and that he had his lights out. The engine was happily not forced off her track.

Newsy Items - Black Bros., Brockville, have sold the steam yacht Constance to Edwards Bros., timber manufacturers, near Ottawa, the consideration being $700. Her new owners will take her to her new home by way of Kingston and the Rideau Canal.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 15, 1883