The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 20, 1884

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The Chieftain arrived today from Charlotte with three barges, coal laden.

The prop. Cuba, before she departs for Montreal, will receive a new rudder.

The steambarge Indian and schrs. Gaskin and Southampton have been laid up.

The schr. Wm. Elgin has arrived from Oswego with 300 tons of coal for M. Mellon.

The steamer Corsican, from Montreal, did not reach Swift's dock until 9 o'clock last night.

The steamer Corsican, Toronto, and Corinthian, Montreal, touched at Swift's last night.

The steamer Passport passed down for Montreal last night. She will be at once laid up.

The str. Corinthian passed up this morning, having a large number of passenges on board.

The Tecumseh and her barges, Cavalier and M.C. Cameron, are at Collinsby laden with lumber from Lake Superior.

The Clara White cleared for Trenton last night, light, but when she got as far as the upper gap the wind blew so fierce that she was compelled to return to the city.

The M.T. Co.'s arrivals are: schr. D.G. Fort, Detroit, 23,176 bush. wheat; schr. Myasotis, Chicago, 22,020 bush. wheat; prop. Cuba, Chicago, lightened 6,000 bush. corn; prop. Celtic, Chicago, (lightened) 6,500 bush. wheat. The departures are: tug Thompson, four barges, Montreal, 70,000 bush. of wheat; tug Active, three barges, Oswego, two laden with lumber and one light. The barges will load coal at Charlotte.


Jas. Ragan, a farmer from Wolfe Island, son of Mrs. Nobbs of this city, was a sailor on the schr. J.G. Masten which is reported to have been lost. There is much anxiety here as to the whereabouts of the craft. Felix Quigley, son of Patrick Quigley, of Wolfe Island, was also on board the Mastin. His father was in the city anxiously inquiring if there were further news about the vessel to hand. Thomas Mitchell, from Kingston, on the schooner, has been asked about by friends.

The Latest Particulars.

The Masten is safe. A Mackinac dispatch says: "The schooner J.G. Masten, which became separated from the tow of the Keystone during the recent gale on Lake Michigan, passed down on Tuesday evening under canvas. Three of her head sails were missing; otherwise she appeared to be uninjured."

Incidents Of The Day - coal cost $4.80 a ton at Oswego, not 80 cents (as reported earlier).

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 20, 1884