The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 22, 1884

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The str. Princess Louise took the Cape route today.

The schr. Elgin is unloading 200 tons of coal at Breck & Booth's dock.

The schr. White Oak cleared for Fair Haven on Saturday night.

The tug Thompson arrived with five barges from Montreal this morning light.

The schr. Stokes arrived at Gunn's wharf today with sand for the locomotive works.

The schr. Watertown arrived yesterday. She will be fitted up as a ferry boat by her purchaser.

The str. Algerian called at Swift's last evening, and the steamer Ida left the same dock for Ottawa this morning.

The steamer Ida will carry excursion parties between Smith Falls and Ottawa during the Provincial Fair week.

The machinery of the tug Sherwood, burned in the Bay of Quinte a day or two ago, has not been injured, but the boat is a total loss.

Capt. Calloway, of the schr. Myosotis, is in port for the first time this year. He has grain from Chicago. Unless freights increase he intends to lay his vessel up at this port.

The following vessels have arrived at Rathbun's: schr. Gazelle, lumber and shingles, Deseronto; scow Sovereign, lumber and shingles, Deseronto; schr. Post is loading lath and lumber for Cape Vincent.

The steamers St. Lawrence and Ontario had a race on the river a few days ago. They ran from Alexandria Bay to Ogdensburg. The Ontario started two miles ahead of the St. Lawrence, but the latter arrived at Ogdensburg fully 30 minutes ahead of the Ontario.

A Clayton despatch says: "Arrangements are being completed to put on a new daily line of boats between Kingston and Montreal. The new boats, two in number, are to be of the same model as the steamer St. Lawrence but larger, and will be built in Johnston's ship yard the coming winter. Mr. Pierce, who made the model of the St. Lawrence, will have charge of the work with Mr. S.G. Johnston, as master builder."

Benjamin Campbell is searching for a raft of oak sunk in the St. Lawrence river. He has succeeded in finding what he thinks must be the timber. It seems to be in three parts, in forty feet of water. Mr. Campbell's father was engaged in the lumber business before the war of 1812 and had got out a large quantity of oak timber in Clayton, made it into a raft, and started for Montreal with it. When he heard that war had been declared he cut the withs and the floats and let the timber sink. The raft is said to have covered five acres of surface and is valued at $75,000.

Magistrates Court - Capt. Gaskin and E. Williams, charged with obstructing Princess and Queen street slips were given a week in which to remove the obstructions.

Incidents Of The Day - A small sloop arrived today with 300 baskets of peaches from the U.S. They sold for $1.50 a basket.

A man was drowned off the schr. F. Wells a short distance outside of the piers at Port Hope on Thursday evening last.

The str. Hero will make special trips between Belleville and the city during fair week.

A Conflagration At Stella - store house and wharf of Mr. Thos. Polley lost by fire.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 22, 1884