The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 25, 1884

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p.3 Working On Sunday - On Saturday workmen were engaged in repairing the smoke stack of the prop. Niagara, lying at the foot of Clarence Street. The stack was being elevated and was nearly in position when it fell over upon the cabin. Ten men who were underneath it had to quickly jump out of the way. None were injured. The cabin and smoke stack were damaged. Yesterday morning machinists were at work repairing the smoke stack and at night again elevated it to position. They were successful. A policeman was sent in the morning to tell the workmen to quit work, but no attention was paid to the request.


The schr. White Oak is loading ore for Fairhaven.

The barges Eva and Portland load deals for Montreal.

The Princess Louise took the Hero's place on Saturday last.

The schr. Seabird arrived at Rathbun's with wood from Trenton.

The R. & O. str. Algerian has received a new crosshead at Montreal.

Swift's - Arrivals: prop. Persia, Montreal; strs. Corsican, Toronto; Passport, Montreal; Norseman, Charlotte.

The steamer Rothesay was seized at Dickinson's Landing on Saturday for a debt of $22, upon the instructions of the solicitor for a Kingston creditor. The debt was paid off.

The steamer Norseman, due here at 9 o'clock yesterday, did not arrive until after 12 o'clock. The passengers, waiting here to go down the river, became tired and left for home.

The steamer Norseman had a very rough passage from Charlotte to Port Hope on Saturday. It took her eight hours to make the trip. This caused her to be late in arriving here yesterday.

The str. Spartan and the C.P.R. steamer landed 240 east bound passengers at Collingwood yesterday, showing excellent business. The Spartan did not remain long in the mud at the Kaministiqua.

A.F. Barker, Clayton, has received a proposition from Mr. Sisson, of Alexandria Bay, for the purchase of the new steamer St. Lawrence. Mr. Sisson offered $7,000 in addition to the original cost of the steamer. The offer was refused.

K. & M.F. Co., Portsmouth - Arrivals: W.J. Preston, Chicago, 18,000 bushels wheat; Comanche, Chicago, 23,000 bush. corn; schr. Mary Lyon, Chicago, 21,500 bushels corn; tug Chieftain and three barges, light. Departures: tug Chieftain, three barges, 60,000 bushels corn and wheat for Montreal.

Business at the M.T. Co.'s wharf is rushing. Over 200,000 bush. grain arrived yesterday and is being dexterously handled by the shovellers. They commenced at midnight. Capt. Gaskin says the shovellers are giving him much satisfaction. They work willingly and well. The men are all sober.

The Kingston & Montreal Forwarding Company have eight schooners at their docks waiting to be unloaded. The company employ many men as shovellers and ship carpenters. They have repaired their ways and can haul out any of their barges in a very short time. This company have done their share of the grain business. It is well managed.

M.T. Co. - Arrivals: schrs. Westside, Chicago, 20,000 bush. wheat; Hammond, Chicago, 20,300 bush. wheat; Itasca, Chicago, 23,000 bush. corn; Parana, Chicago, 27,100 bush. wheat; Pulaski, Chicago, 23,171 bush. wheat; Scove, Chicago, 19,325 bush. corn; prop. St. Magnus, Toledo, 28,000 bush. wheat; schr. Ellen Spry, Chicago, 37,368 bush. wheat.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 25, 1884