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

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The str. Algerian called at Swift's this morning.

The prop. Indian and consort have gone into ordinary.

The str. Hero now burns coal. She makes more steam and runs faster.

The schr. Gazelle is loading maple timber at Rathbun's for Deseronto.

The schr. Grantham, from Ashtabula, is unloading timber at Garden Island.

The steambarge Johnson towed the John A. Macdonald to Garden Island last night. She will get a new shaft.

The Alexandria, from Trenton; Ontario, from Oswego; Sumner, from Alexandria Bay; and Hero, from Belleville, called at Gunn's wharf yesterday and today.

At the M.T. Co.'s wharf - The prop. Alma Munro, Chicago, lightened 7,000 bush. wheat; and prop. Acadia, Chicago, 4,000 bush. wheat. Departure - The Jessie Hall, Prescott, to take the disabled steamer Thompson's tow.

In the last trip of the schr. R. Gaskin to Kingston very rough weather was experienced. E. Millan says he was at the wheel for four hours while on Lake Erie. The wind blew with great force and he was nearly washed overboard several times.

Explosion On A Barge - Prescott, Aug. 18th - A serious explosion occurred this morning about 11 o'clock. The barge Seneca, loaded with coal from Oswego, en route for Montreal, was lying at Buckley's dock, in this town, when the captain discovered that the barge was leaking. He sent two of his men down the hold to ascertain the extent of the leak. The lamp went out, and one of them struck a match, and the gas which had accumulated exploded, blowing the hatches into the air, and injuring the deck very much. The two men were badly burned, one probably fatally. It seems that when the men went into the hold the lamp went out. They struck a match, the cobwebs caught fire and ignited the accumulated gas.

p.3 Yacht Joe In Port - The government steam yacht.Joe, with Arnoldi of the Public Works Department.

Fishing At The Brothers - for bass.

Aug. 20, 1884

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 19, 1884