The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 27, 1883

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The Julia, which sunk at Oswego on Saturday night, has been raised and placed on the dry dock.

Capt. J.B. Estes, of the steamer Rothesay, and J. Funican, of the str. Prince Arthur, are at the British American Hotel.

The steamer Algerian passed down the river this morning on her last trip. The Corinthian follows in a few days. The steamers lay up at Sorel.

The schr. Augusta, with timber for Garden Island, ran aground yesterday on the Snake Island shoal. She was relieved by the Garden Island wreckers.

The boat which is being built here for Capt. Collier, of the Pilgrim, and D.W. Allison, is a handsome model. The frame is ready for planking. The best material is being used.

The pontoons to place under the S.S. Athabasca are built and efforts are being made to get the vessel out of the dock by their means. Owing to unforeseen causes, it is stated, she will not get away for a day or two.

The prop. Prussia was fined $200 for not reporting her repairs on her arrival here. The money has been deposited and the vessel is free to leave when she likes. The fine is under consideration yet, and the money may be refunded.

p.3 Here & There - Rathbun & Co., in Oswego, are still fighting the longshoremen. If not permitted to unload their own vessels they will remove from Oswego.

H.B. Olden and the Captain and engineer of the Rothesay, were here making arrangements to have that vessel hauled out at P. Mitchell's for rebuilding. (Portsmouth)

Life Saving Service.

David O'Hagan, Captain of the Nellie Theresa, has the following good word to say of the life saving service at Wellington. He begins his letter by acknowledging the service given him in releasing his schooner, which was barley laden. He says: "We grounded on a portion of the sunken wreckage from the schooner T.C. Street, off Clarke's pier, Wellington, on the 20th Oct. inst. I ran out my anchor to try to heave her off with my own crew and what few men I could hire, but failed to move her. As men were not very plenty I was advised to call on the life-service, which I did. Capt. McCullough and crew responded promptly, and in less than half an hour they were on hand and ready for business. After consultation it was deemed prudent to relieve the vessel of part of her cargo, which was accordingly done. Meantime Capt. McCullough sent one of his men to the station for purchase blocks to heave her off, which we succeeded in doing after lightening her of about one thousand bushels of barley. In about five hours we had the vessel afloat without damage to either vessel or cargo."

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 27, 1883