The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 2, 1884

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p.2 Saturday's Yacht Race - not finished due to lack of wind.

ad - str. Maud - A Cheap Excursion - to Islands on 5th.



The schrs. Gaskin and Glenora are loading ore at Toledo.

The schr. Erie Belle is undergoing repairs at Davis' dry dock.

The schr. Emerald arrived at Garden Island today with timber from Lake Erie.

The steamer Crusoe reached Richardson & Son with 627 bush. peas from the Rideau.

The sloop Trent has arrived at Eilbeck's with 30,000 feet of lumber for Mr. McRossie.

Calvin's fourth raft, ten drams, left Garden Island on Saturday in tow of the Chieftain for Quebec.

The tug Thompson will arrive tomorrow with steel rails for the K. & P. Co. from Montreal.

Rathbun Co. - The schr. Sea Bird is at the K. & P.R.R. dock loading cedar posts; schr. Parthenon arrived light from Oswego and is loading lath for Charlotte; schr. White is loading stone for Port Hope; Philo Bennett, loading ties for Oswego; sloop Lorraine, wood from Trenton to Wolfe Island. Departures - Two Brothers, light, to Trenton.

Montreal Transportation Co. - Arrivals: Schr. Dundee, Port Arthur, 20,867 bush. oats; prop. Scotia, Duluth, 16,300 bush. wheat; schr. Mary Battle, Duluth, 21,479 bush. wheat. Departures: tug Jessie Hall, three barges and 58,746 bush. grain for Montreal.

The str. St. Lawrence arrived from Clayton on Saturday evening and lies at Davidson & Doran's wharf. She will receive her piping, painting and upholstering here. Capt. Pierce, her designer, says he intends to put all the men he can secure at work on her at once in order to have her ready for summer travel by July. He says her tonnage will be 250 tons. He had her drawings photographed today. When the steamer is completed she will draw 4 ft. 8 in. of water.

Swift's - Arrivals - prop. Persia, Montreal; str. Corsican, Montreal; prop. Celtic, Montreal; str. Crusoe, Westport.

The schr. Alexander, formerly owned by Capt. Malone, has been creating a sensation in Chicago. She broke from her moorings and floated about, to the danger of other crafts. The Harbor Master has sent her to the graveyard. It is doubtful if the Alexander will ever be put into actual service again. She has had her day, having at one time been considered the largest, fastest and best vessel afloat. She was built at Port Dalhousie in 1857.

Yesterday the steambarge Tecumseh, which brought timber to Collinsby, came here for repairs to her engine. While passing the steamer Rothesay, on the ways, the steambarge struck that vessel's rail, doing considerable damage. On the first mate of the steambarge being spoken to this morning about the accident to his boat he said: "On Thursday we came down the lake, towing the barges Cavalier and Cameron, laden with square timber. Opposite Thirty Mile Point I was awakened by a noise, and on asking the night watch what had happened, he replied that he could not tell. On examination we found that the cylinder had been blown out of the engine. To wood up with pine and let go our barges was the best plan I could see, which we did. We arrived here yesterday. The barges are at Collinsby unloading lumber." The Tecumseh will be repaired at Davis' dock.

Personal Mention - Capt. T. Donnelly to Montreal for Dominion Wrecking & Salvage Co. meeting.

Here & There - The Rothesay, being repaired at Powers' yard, is expected to be afloat by June 16th.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 2, 1884