The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 27, 1884

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p.2 Partisan Rewards - editorial questioning ex-M.P. for Prince Edward County J.S. McCuaig as to his motives for awards to be given to men who rescued shipwrecked sailors along shores of county. (almost a full column)

p.3 The Steam Yacht Albani - Ex-Mayor Comstock's steam yacht Albani, from Brockville.


The sloop Portland is undergoing repairs at Fraser's dry dock.

The schr. Oliver Mowat is chartered to carry coal from Oswego to Hamilton.

Swift's - Arrivals: strs. Passport, Toronto; Algerian, Toronto; prop. St. Magnus, Charlotte; str. Ida, Ottawa.

The sloops Idylwild and Arctic, bunchwood, and two barges with pine blocks are unloading at Breck & Booth's dock.

The schr. Jessie Breck is loading timber at Toledo for Garden Island. She has been chartered to carry another load at $60 per m.

The Chicago Inter-Ocean says the new steamer Tilley "is the handsomest and best Canadian vessel which has been turned out yet."

Capt. Garratt's new steamer Ida left this morning for Smith's Falls on her maiden trip down the canal. She carried a big cargo of freight.

Sailors in port would like to know why the storm drum is not elevated when storms are approaching. There is evident neglect somewhere.

On Monday night the schr. Belle, of Hamilton, loaded with coal for Belleville, sprang a leak on entering the gap. She was beached at Indian Point. The Captain and crew went to Belleville on the Hero last night.

M.T. Co. - Arrivals: schr. Penokee, Chicago, 21,000 bushels wheat; schr. Penankee, Detroit, 20,821 bushels wheat; steam barge Lincoln, Duluth, 16,250 bushels wheat; schr. Lisgar, Duluth, 22,420 bushels wheat.

On Tuesday the schr. Jessie Drummond, coal laden for Toronto, sprang a leak near Big Sodus and was compelled to run in here this morning. She has three feet of water in her hold. Her rigging is considerably damaged.

Capt. Murray, of St. Catharines, has secured the contract for dredging Presque Isle harbor. This is part of the work awarded to Silcox & Co., in connection with the Murray Canal contract. The dredging of the harbor will cost about $2,000,000.

Last evening as the prop. C.N. Pratt was backing out from Gunn's wharf her anchor caught the rigging of the yacht Garfield and damaged it considerably. The topmast was wrenched from its place. The yacht looks as if she had been at sea in a heavy gale.

Last evening the captain of the schr. Ellen Spry applied to the chief of police for protection. He carries a non-union crew, and expected that a raid would be made on his vessel. Two officers were detailed to watch the vessel. No raid was made. The crew were much frightened. The President of the Seamen's Union was asked about the matter this morning, and he denied that any unlawful act was contemplated. If sailors wished to work at a cheap rate it was none of their business.

The prop. Oneida, which sank near Clayton and which was raised after a great amount of trouble, has been thoroughly repaired at Buffalo. Last spring this wreck was bought up by L. and W.B. Dimick for about $3,500, who determined to raise her. In April the wreckers began work, and on the 2nd of July last succeeded in releasing her. The repairs involved a cost of $10,000. She was broken amidships and otherwise badly damaged. All decayed timber was carefully removed, and wherever any repairs were needed they were carefully bestowed. For about a hundred feet amidships she was thoroughly refastened, and elsewhere where necessary. She was also recaulked all over. Her engine and boiler were carefully overhauled. A few days ago the Oneida was inspected by the underwriters, who have given her a straight A 2 rating. Her passenger outfit is quite complete and has been but little used. Her owners have not yet fully decided where to place her. They ask about $30,000 for her. Capt. C. Chatterton is her master.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 27, 1884