The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 23, 1884

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The steambarge Freeman has arrived from Napanee with a cargo of brick.

The schr. Hartford, Chicago, arrived at Portsmouth with 23,000 bushels of corn.

The tug Easton, barges Rideau, Cataraqui and Toronto, are at Rathbun's dock with wood.

Arrivals at Swift's - strs. Corsican, Montreal; Corinthian, Toronto; props. Celtic, Montreal; S.N. Pratt, Manistee, deals.

M.T. Co.'s arrivals - schrs. J.R. Noyes, Chicago, 20,193 bushels of corn; J.H. Mead, Chicago, 27,035 bushels of corn; tug Thompson, six barges, light. Departures: tug Thompson, four barges, Montreal, 60,000 bushels of grain and 600 tons coal.

On Thursday evening the str. Puritan left Gananoque for the camp ground with a large excursion party on board. When she reached the cut in Eel Bay, the night being very dark, she ran out of her way and went aground but soon freed herself. By close attention Capt. Bass got her into the proper channel.

Last Monday the commander of the United States revenue cutter Bibb at Alexandria Bay served notices upon all owners of private yachts, that they must fly a private signal flag or pennant in connection with the United States flag, or keep the stars and stripes down entirely. The object is to form a distinction between public and private vessels. The owners and captains of the smaller craft were very angry and the air had a decidedly sulphurous smell for some time.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 23, 1884