The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 11, 1884

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The schr. Prussia is at Garden Island with timber.

The schr. Laurie cleared today for Montreal.

The Active came back from Oswego this morning, light.

The schr. Benson is loading iron ore at Weller's Bay for Cleveland.

The Clara White has arrived with lumber and wood from Deseronto.

The schr. Wilcox is at the K. & P. spile dock loading iron ore for Cleveland.

The steambarge C.N. Pratt has arrived at Manistee with 223,000 deals for Quebec.

The sloops Murray and Trent have arrived with 210,000 feet of lumber and lath for McRossie.

The schr. B.W. Folger cleared from Gananoque to Oswego today with 8,000 bushels barley.

The sloop Lorraine cleared today for Cape Vincent, from Richardson's with 3,000 bush. of wheat.

The marine business is extraordinarily dull at present, and there are no prospects of it brightening.

The prop. Acadia, Montreal; Canada, Montreal; and Corinthian, Hamilton, are reported at Swift's wharf.

The steamer Nashua, of the O. & L.C. Line, is making her seventeenth round trip between Chicago and Ogdensburg for the season.

The schr. James G. King, Ashland, has arrived at the M.T. Co.'s dock with 500,000 ft. of deals. This is the largest load of deals that has ever arrived at this dock.

The sloop Minnie, Wolfe Island, 1,000 bushels of peas; sloop Holme, Wolfe Island, 800 bushels of wheat, 600 bush. peas, and 100 bushels of barley, have arrived at Eilbeck's dock.

Capt. Scott, of the Persia, says the passenger traffic this year has been unusually good, being 20 per cent better than last year. The Persia will make her last trip about the middle of November.

The prop. Acadia started up the lake from Swift's wharf last evening about 5 o'clock. When she got a short distance past Nine Mile Point the wind blew so strong that she was forced to turn around and run back.

The following barges, laden with deals, left today in tow of the tug Kate for Quebec: Alabama, whose deck load is 38 deals high, carries 240,000 ft.; Rock City, 200,000 ft.; H.L., 190,000 ft.; Eva, 280,000 ft.; Doe, 110,000 ft. They are consigned to Ross & Co.; John, Chaplas & Co., Quebec; 500,000 feet will be shipped to Chaplas & Son this fall and the business in this line will be ended.

p.3 Suing For Compensation - Peter O'Brien, the American sailor, hurt while unloading timber off the schr. Wilcox, intends to sue the owners of the vessel for compensation, for injuries and loss of time. It will be sometime before he can use his leg, and he contends that his wound was caused through the incompetency of the mate.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 11, 1884