The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 6, 1883

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The props. Acadia, Ocean and Europe are storm delayed at Swift's wharf.

The schr. Cataract is loading ore for Cleveland, and the schr. Oliver Mowat, ore for Fair Haven.

There is a good demand for vessels to carry barley from Bay ports to Oswego. The figures offered are 2 1/2 cents.

Nothing has been heard from the wrecking expedition which went to the schr. Siberia at Port Rowan.

The Messrs. Swift talk some of building a boat to replace the D.C. West upon the Rideau Canal route.

The str. Alexandra went down yesterday evening with 250 sheep from Deseronto for Ogdensburg. This str. will make one more trip.

The schr. Clara Youell, which was supposed to have been lost while bound from Toronto to Oswego, has arrived at Cape Vincent, where she discharged part of her cargo.

The information comes that the locks at the Valleyfield Canal are not long enough to pass through one of the sections of the C.P.R. str. Athabasca. This is an unfortunate circumstance.

The steamer Rothesay, being one of the largest boats on the lake, to haul her out the Marine Railway carriage requires an addition of thirty feet. This addition Mr. Power provides at once. The boat will receive extensive repairs to both her hull and cabin.

The prop. Oneida is lying in bad shape near Johnston's Light, Clayton. Men are now engaged in removing her cargo. Mr. Merriman has expressed the opinion that she cannot be raised. Her bow is only 6 ft. under, while her stern is in over 13 ft. She is canted over considerably, and so much strained that she is likely to go to pieces. Mr. Merriman was offered $10,000 to bring her up, but candidly expressed the opinion that it could not be done. It is thought the corn in her hold can be taken out in time to be of use to the starch manufacturers.

Not A Purchaser.

Mr. Leve (?), of the new American Line, and Capt. Estes, of the str. Rothesay, were in New York recently looking over several steamers, with a view to purchasing an additional craft for the St. Lawrence trade. If a suitable boat cannot be found a new one will be built. [Brockville Recorder]

Capt. Estes was seen this morning at the British American. He laughed over the paragraph, and remarked that he had only been in New York on a little pleasure tour, that he had inspected a number of new steamers, but not for the purpose of purchasing.

The Conqueror's Position.

Nine of the steamer Conqueror's crew returned last evening. The steamer was run on shore stem straight on, but the wind drove her around so that she lies near broadside on, listed on her beams ends against a precipitous rock. Her main deck at the bow is four feet above water, while there is thirty feet of water at her stern on the outside. The crew waited for the steamer Armenia to take them off with the furniture, stoves, bedding and dunnage of the wrecked vessel, but as she passed by they loaded them on a scow, landed them at Clayton to await the Armenia's next trip, and came to Kingston via the steamer Puritan to Gananoque, thence by the G.T.R.

The steamer will be raised. Capt. Merriman has examined her and reports that she can be lifted with little trouble. There is no insurance on the craft.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 6, 1883