The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 21, 1884

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The tug McArthur left for Oswego last night.

The schr. J.G. Worts, Bay City, is unloading timber at Collinsby.

The prop. California loaded thirty tons of coal at Swift's wharf yesterday.

The schr. Erie Belle has arrived at Collinsby from Toledo with a load of staves.

Swift's - Arrivals: str. Crusoe, Smith's Falls; str. Corinthian, Toronto; prop. California, Montreal.

The schr. W. Elgin is discharging coal at the K. & P.R.R. dock. The schr. Grantham is loading ore at the same dock for Cleveland.

Mr. Emory, of Calumet Island, has purchased the steam yacht Lancet from Col. Hance, of Cape Vincent. The consideration was $5,000 cash.

M.T. Co. - Arrivals: schr. E.G. McRea, Chicago, 20,056 bush. wheat. Departures: tug Glide, Montreal, 2,400 tons coal, and two barges with 40,000 bush. wheat.

The mysterious yacht Joe is reported by the Ottawa Free Press to have stolen away from that port like a thief in the night. Sir Hector Langevin wants to see the much talked about craft.

Next Monday the Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Company purpose declaring a semi-annual dividend of three percent, and carrying a considerable amount forward. Up to Tuesday the receipts of the company were $22,000 in excess of those last year during the same period.

Capt. Merryman is prowling about the river looking for the sunken Lillie Parsons. The Parsons went down about seven years ago with 500 tons of coal. She lay for some time on a sloping rock, with her masts partly out of water, but finally slid off and disappeared. River men assert that she went to pieces while others say she will be found as she went down.

By the explosion on the barge Seneca at Prescott two men named Fortier and Legault were sadly injured. The flesh was torn from Fortier's face, legs and arms. Legault was in agonies on account of the flesh being torn from his hands and feet. Both men are in a critical condition. The hatchway and a considerable portion of the deck were blown to splinters. Fortier, found on the dock, was blown a distance of twenty feet.

Personal Column - Capt. John Donnelly has returned from Toronto, where he made an extensive deal - "but mum's the word."

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 21, 1884