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

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The steamers are delayed on the river by the fogs.

The schr. Ariadne is at Swift's, from Oswego, with 300 tons of coal.

The schr. B.W. Folger is loading peas at Gananoque for Kingston.

The strs. Corsican, from Montreal, and Corinthian, from Hamilton, touched at Swift's today.

The steam-barge Nile and barge Bedford have cleared with a general cargo for Rideau Canal ports.

The schr. Clara White has cleared for Toronto, light, and the schr. Pilot has arrived at Rathbun's from Deseronto with lumber.

Capt. Dandy, of the schr. B.W. Folger, was presented with a beautiful Cleveland and Hendricks flag by Mr. Kehoe, of Oswego, recently. It is 14 ft. long, has a white centre and a red and blue border.

Arrivals for the M.T. Co. - prop. Drake, Milwaukee, 45,400 bush. wheat; schr. Freeman, Napanee, 10,792 bush. wheat. The departures are: tug Thompson, Montreal, six barges, 127,000 bush. of grain.

The tug Edmonds has arrived at Rathbun's with three of Easton barges laden with 75,000 feet of lumber. The lumber will be taken to Oswego in three of the M.T. Co.'s barges. The Edmonds also towed here the disabled tug Easton.



A few days ago the Revenue Cutter Bibb ran into Charlotte harbor. Its officers boarded the schr. Annie Falconer (Capt. T. Taylor) and asked to see his way bills and manifests. Capt. Taylor did not then have a form announcing his broken sea stores, and as a consequence the case was reported to Washington. The vessel is liable to a fine of $500. The law on this point is about twenty years old and has not been enforced for nearly as many years. The officers of the revenue cutter said that as the Canadians were becoming particularly strict (the seizure of the Island Belle at Gananoque being cited) they intended to enforce the law to the very letter. Canadians, therefore, must deplore the unfortunate action of the Collector at Gananoque, and if our government desire a modification of matters the sooner they arrange the Island Belle affair the better. No government could have acted more leniently than that of the United States in recent years.

Murray Canal Visit - politicians to lay stone on bridge pier.

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