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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 13, 1884

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The schr. Elgin cleared today for Fairhaven, laden with iron ore.

The steam yacht Island Wanderer arrived at Davis' dock today for repairs.

The damage to the Enterprize's cargo is estimated by the Chicago Inter-Ocean at $4,000.

Men commenced to raise the steambarge Adventurer (sic - Adventure ?), sunk at Gunn's wharf, today.

The Jessie H. Breck cleared from the K. & P.R.R. dock last evening for Cleveland with iron ore.

Swift's wharf - Arrivals: prop. Cuba, Montreal; str. Corsican, Toronto. Departures: str. Crusoe, Rideau Canal.

Capt. Merriman, the wrecker, has arrived at Brockville and will again attempt to raise the schr. Sam Cook.

M.T. Co. - Arrivals: prop. Alma Munro, Chicago, lightened 7,000 bushels wheat; tug Thompson and five barges, Montreal, light.

The steam yacht Island Belle, of Clayton, arrived here last night to undergo repairs before beginning regular trips on the river.

Last night the schr. Nellie P. Downey ran into the barge Oswego, laden with coal, outside the pier at Oswego, and was sunk. It seems that the Glide had started for Kingston with her tow of coal barges. The weather being boisterous the tow was turned back and came in contact with the schooner as she was leaving the harbor. The schr. Downey is owned by Mr. Downey, of Napanee, and is valued at $3,800.

The prop. California, from Chicago with a cargo of 26,500 bush. corn, bound for Montreal, was sunk about one mile north of Sand Beach Harbour. The passengers and crew escaped. While running for Sand Beach Harbour to escape the gale the California struck a hidden reef. An effort to back her off proved ineffectual, but only made her position worse, and she commenced to pound on the rocks so badly that her master, Captain J.V. Trowell, ordered her to be scuttled. This was done. Besides corn the California had a large amount of mustard and flour aboard. The California was one of the largest and most seaworthy of the entire Canadian fleet of propellers. She was thoroughly rebuilt in Hamilton about a year ago at a heavy cost. She is valued at $30,000, and is owned by Crangle & Co., of Montreal. The corn is valued at about $15,000, which will swell the total loss to $45,000. Telegraphic advices would indicate that her condition is not hopeless. The vessel is resting quite easy. Her cargo of 26,500 bushels of corn will, however, be a total loss. The California is insured for $20,000 in the Canadian or Western pool.

Here & There - Irwin & Sloan, Oswego, have dissolved. The business will be continued by Messrs. O.F. Gaylard, Robert Downey, J.I. Weed, and D.M. Irwin, under the name and style of Gaylard, Downey and Co.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 13, 1884