The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 16, 1884

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p.2 editorial about grain trade - how temporary reduction in tolls didn't speedily result in changes and so experiment was dropped too soon.



The schr. G.G. Houghton, grain, Chicago, passed down to Ogdensburg today.

The tug McArthur arrived from Quebec today and left at once for Collinsby, where she will be laid up for the season.

It is said to be altogether likely that the Folgers will, this winter, build a boat something like the St. Lawrence, and equally as fast, for excursion purposes.

The new steamer Ida has been found too small for the trade in which she is engaged. Next winter she will be lengthened 10 feet and supplied with new boilers.

The schooners Monticello and J.T. Mott had a collision on Lake Erie a few days ago. The Mott struck the Monticello so violently that her bow was stove in and her headgear carried away. After floating for about an hour she sunk in about an hour in 7 fathoms of water east of Colchester Reef. The Mott was in port here with grain a few weeks ago.

Last evening the tug Active, two barges, and the steam hoister went to the rescue of the barges Nebraska and Toledo, laden with coal and aground yesterday at Hickory Island. The latter were lightened into the other barges which departed for Montreal at 9 o'clock. The Active and tow then returned to the city. On rounding Point Frederick, at midnight the shore was hugged too close and the Active struck on the rocks; so did her tow. They were fastened until 7 a.m. when the Jessie Hall pulled them off. The Hall brought the barges to port, and returned and assisted the Active to pull the steam hoister off. No damage was done.

A Steamboat Incident - Last evening, while the steamer Hero was proceeding through the Upper Gap, up the Bay of Quinte, Capt. Craig's attention was drawn to a family difficulty between Dr. Kennedy and his wife in the upper saloon. While consulting with Mrs. Kennedy the captain was struck a violent blow over the left eye by the doctor. The assistance of the crew was soon brought into requisition, and the doctor securely handcuffed and carried below, where he was bound hand and foot. He was released at Adolphustown and got off the steamer at Belleville. Captain Craig will institute an action for damages against the doctor, as he was attacked without the slightest provocation. Many of the passengers who saw the affair approved of the captain's course. The Hero, having the enviable reputation of being the cleanest and best managed boat on the Bay of Quinte, the captain is bound to maintain the best of order while he has command.

Incidents Of The Day - Mr. James Rooney, of Garden Island, has got out the model of a new steam yacht which he intends to build for Mr. George Spottswood during the winter. The vessel will measure 40 feet in length and have five-foot beam. Mr. Rooney claims that its speed will be 15 miles an hour.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 16, 1884