The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 26, 1883

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Today's Marine News.

The tug Glide with two barges having 1,200 tons of coal is in port.

The schrs. Glenora and John Gaskin are loading grain at Duluth for Kingston.

The props. Lake Michigan and Shickluna from Detroit discharged portions of their grain cargoes here last night and proceeded on to Montreal.

The schr. St. Louis is at Richardson & Son's finishing out a cargo of rye for the upper lakes. She loaded a portion at Brockville.

Capt. D. Manson and G. Wright & Co., of Port Hope, have purchased the schr. Erie Belle. The owners have recently purchased a new main sail for their craft, and she is now one of the best equipped vessels on the lakes.

The dredge J.H. Munson with two scows, in tow of the tug Emma Munson, have arrived at Belleville and are now at work doing a much desired work - the dredging of the harbor. $10,000 will be expended.

As the str. Corinthian was entering Toronto on her down trip, a part of her machinery connecting the piston rod with the walking beam gave way. She managed to reach Milloy's wharf in safety, but it was found that the break down would disable her for several days. The broken machinery was taken out and sent to Montreal, where the parts will be repaired. If her machinery is not back before the arrival of the next boat she will probably be towed down. This was her last trip for the season.

The season has closed at Collinsby. No more timber will be rafted and sent east. The Company would have sent forward another raft but the owners of the timber asked that it be wintered at Collinsby rather than at Quebec, where they would have to pay 20 cents a stick for looking after it. At Collinsby they paid nothing. The three rafts that are bound down the lakes, consigned to the Company, are wintering at Port Dalhousie, Rondeau and Port Stanley respectively. There are 400,000 cubic feet of lumber in the three consignments.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 26, 1883