The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 19, 1883

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The last of the steamships, Alberta, arrived at noon.

The str. Junita has been hauled out at Washington Island, near Clayton.

The schr. Herbert Dudley has cleared for Oswego with 16,000 bushels of barley.

The schrs. American and Mary Copley have gone into winter quarters at Clayton.

The schr. White Oak gets 3 cents per bushel on barley from Adolphustown to Oswego.

The tug Glide went out yesterday to look up the barge Milwaukee, but no trace of her could be found.

H.H. Warner's beautiful $50,000 yacht Siesta was in port yesterday with a party of hunters who had been down the canal. They carried a pack of hounds with them.

The Athabasca left South Bay yesterday, and was passed by the prop. St. Magnus striking for the south shore. In the blow of Saturday the steamship lost her pontoons.

Capt. Maurice Langan, master of the schr. Joseph R. Maston, has left Chicago for Port Rowan. He is a brother of Capt. Langan, of the Fitzgerald. Capt. Patrick Langan, of the C.J. Wells, is also another brother.

George Barlow and James Whitbord married Erie girls a few days since, and on their wedding day sailed on the schr. Annie for Milwaukee. Word was received that both were lost with the ship.

The propeller Roanoke, from Ogdensburg, bound for Chicago, picked up the crews of the schooners Leadville and Blazing Star off Long Point. The Leadville sunk and the Blazing Star went ashore at Long Point.

The St. Magnus, from Port Arthur to Montreal, with a general cargo, arrived this morning, bearing the appearance of the rough weather passed through. While at anchor at Long Point she had to leave her large anchor and chain, the crew being unable to raise them.

The schooner J.N. Carter, lumber laden, went ashore near Kincardine. Capt. Donnelly and five men launched the Kincardine life boat and went to their assistance, picking off the crew. All reached shore safely. The vessel is lying on a sandy bottom half a mile from shore, and will be got off when the weather moderates.

Yesterday morning the tug D.G. Thompson, steamer Calvin and prop. Europe arrived with the steamship Algoma from Prescott. The divided craft tied up at Swift's wharf, where during the day, she was visited by hundreds of persons. Each visitor had something to say of the great proportions of the craft, and the probable cost. One man declared that it would cost $60,000 to take the vessel from Montreal to Buffalo. He was stretching the truth greatly. The Algoma will go west as soon as tugs can be secured.

A Company has been formed of the following to run a steamer on the Rideau Canal between Kingston and Smith's Falls, where connection will be made three times a week for Montreal: Messrs. W.J. Webster, D.H. Webster, W. Gilmour, R.J. Eilbeck, Kingston; Thos. Kenny, Jones' Falls, and Captain Carrs, Smith's Falls. The boat will be built at Westport and cost $5,000 or $6,000. She will carry about 4,000 bushels of grain in bulk, besides merchandise and passengers. Capts. Fleming and D. Noonan will be connected with the new craft.

p.3 Allusions To Capt. Langan - in Wolfe Island churches.

Personal Mention - Capt. Scott and str. Persia delayed nearly a week by storm.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 19, 1883