The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 19, 1884

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p.1 The Late D.D. Calvin - history, shipbuilding, rafting, wrecking. (2 columns)

Steamer Hastings Trip - had 400 excursionists on board; when near Clayton broke shaft, towed back to Kingston by tug A.W. Wright.

p.2 A Card - letter to editor about trip on Hastings, Capt. Donnelly thanked.

p.3 Here & There - The yacht Laura is being fitted out for the season.


The schr. St. Louis looks well after being repainted.

The tug E. Bonar, Belleville, brought down three drams of timber to Garden Island.

The Rathbun Company will ship to Oswego for P. McLaren a large quantity of lumber.

The schr. Singapore, Capt. Patterson, is fitting out. She is going to Oswego to load coal for St. Catharines.

The steamer St. Lawrence will be launched on Thursday next. An excursion will be run from Kingston.

M.T. Co. - Arrivals: schr. Paragon, Whitby, Bowmanville and Oshawa, with 10,000 bush. peas; prop. Acadia, Port Arthur, lightened 3,000 bush.

The steamer Lancet, owned by Dr. Brownlow, of Ogdensburg, has been purchased by Col. S.B. Hance, of Cape Vincent, for $3,750. The Lancet is speedy.

The schr. W.R. Taylor is ashore near Salmon Island. She was bound for Kingston. It is four years ago since she travelled in the same course, and the same fate happened to her.

Swift's - Arrivals: prop. Persia, Montreal; prop. Ocean, Toronto; str. Corsican, Montreal; prop. Celtic, Hamilton; and str. Crusoe, Smith's Falls.

Upon vessels and steamers in the harbor and upon the premises of many of the shipping firms, floated flags at half-mast today, a mark of respect for the late D.D. Calvin.

On Saturday the schr. W.R. Taylor (Capt. Leonard), timber laden from Bay City to Collinsby, ran on a shoal between Salmon Island and the "The Brothers." The tug Folger pulled her off, after 100 pieces of timber had been removed. The schooner went on hard and is leaking. She is being unloaded, but a force of men are required to keep the pumps going.

A Heavy Job - Yacht Removed - steam yacht Turner, of Gananoque, loaded on r.r. car for Orillia.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 19, 1884