The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 20, 1884

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p.3 A Yacht Race - to be held on 26th.

Late Mr. Calvin's Funeral -

Here & There - The 9 Mile Light House keeper gives us abundant evidence that he has been attending to his duty, and that the bell has always been run during the fogs.


The schr. Philo Bennett is lying at anchor near the shoal tower.

The schr. Eliza White has arrived at Breck & Booth's wharf with 200 tons of hard coal.

The tug John A. Macdonald has reached Quebec with the first raft of square timber this season.

The Captain of the Niagara says the prop. Prussia was lost on Lake Superior with all hands. She sunk in the lake.

The steam yacht Swan has reached Montreal and will be used in carrying powder to and from the magazine on St. Helen's Island.

Swift's wharf - Arrivals: schr. Emma, Oswego, cargo of cement, 350 bbls.; prop. Niagara, Manistee; str. Corinthian, Toronto; prop. Canada, Montreal.

The tug Jessie Hall has arrived from Montreal with four barges. The tug Thompson and a tow is here with 1,800 tons of coal from Charlotte. The prop. Niagara, from Manistee, is unloading 6,000 deals.

Big John Canadian, the well-known Caughnawaga pilot, ran the Lachine Rapids along with seven other Indians at 2 o'clock yesterday morning in a boat 22 feet long by four feet beam. Big John was delighted at the performance and says that this is the first time that the rapids have been run in the dark.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 20, 1884