The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 14, 1884

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p.3 Here & There - The steam barge Crusoe, while backing out of the harbor today, broke her wheel.

F. Mallefaut and M. Kelly, divers, left today for Little Current, on the North Channel, Georgian Bay.


The props. Canada and Persia were in port last night.

The schr. Annie Falconer is loading lumber at Rathbun's.

The str. St. Lawrence, at Clayton, will be launched next week.

The sloop Idlewild left Richardson & Son's today for Deseronto with 1,800 bushels of wheat.

The schr. McLennan, of Dexter, was launched at Davis' yard yesterday. A new stern was put in.

The only grain vessel on the way from Chicago to Kingston is the G.C. Houghton. The outlook is bad.

The tug Lillie and steam yacht Lillie and Minnie, of Alexandria Bay, are at Davis' ways undergoing repairs.

Tett's fleet, consisting of the barges Manitoba, Quebec and Ontario, arrived at Rathbun's yesterday from Ottawa with 410,000 feet of lumber.

The schr. E.P. Beall, Capt. Borland, arrived yesterday in tow of a str. from Grindstone Island with a cargo of stone. She will ship a crew here and proceed to Chicago.

On Monday the schr. Magdala, with barley for Ogdensburg, ran aground at the Narrows near Brockville. She is lying easily. The accident was due to an attempt to pass the Narrows in a light breeze.

The largest steamer entering Ogdensburg harbor is the W.H. Haskell, which arrived there with 57,000 bushels of corn. Captain Millen says she will bring out of Chicago plump 60,000 bushels of grain, or equal to five cargoes of the old N.T. Co. boats. She is a staunch, well built vessel, and with her 57,000 bushels draws 13 1/2 feet of water.

Capt. Dix and his crew of Kingston men left the schr. Belle Hanscomb at Toledo. The schooner arrived there from Oswego with a cargo of coal. Capt. Dix, according to custom, proceeded to collect the freight in order to pay the men and other expenses. The owner objected and forbid Dix doing so. The retirement of the Captain and all hands followed.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 14, 1884