The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 15, 1884

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p.1 Deseronto Notes - The remains of the tug Sherwood, recently destroyed by fire, have been raised, brought to Deseronto, and hauled up on the marine railway. The boiler and engines will again be utilized.


Late Marine Notes.

M.T. Co.'s arrivals: tug Bronson, Montreal, seven barges, light; prop. St. Magnus, Duluth, 28,000 bushels wheat; prop. Tilley, Duluth, 40,000 bushels wheat. Departures: tug Thompson, Oswego, three barges and schr. J. King, to load coal; tug Active, Charlotte, three barges, to load coal; schrs. Gaskin and Glenora, laden with lumber. These vessels will proceed from Oswego to Charlotte, where they will load coal, 2,500 tons, for Brockville.

Last evening the schr. Wilcox cleared with a cargo of ore for Cleveland. The wind was fair. When she got a short distance from Snake Island she grounded on a shoal. A man was despatched to Kingston in a skiff for the steamer Hastings, but before he got to the city the Hiram A. Calvin sighted the vessel and went to her assistance. The Wilcox is now being partly lightened of her cargo, which is being transferred into the Calvin. She is one foot above the water fore and aft.



The barge Anna is being overhauled at Portsmouth.

The str. D.D. Calvin and consort cleared for Toledo yesterday. This will be their last trip for the season.

The captains of lumber vessels at Port Hope have decided not to carry lumber for less than $1.25 per m. The (rate offered is) $1.

The charter of the prop. Myles, with 41,000 bushels of wheat, from Duluth to Kingston, calls for the highest rate going at Duluth on the day of loading.

Vessel captains complain that the Nine Mile Point light is the worst kept light on the lakes. They say it is impossible to see it a short distance off.

The tug Edmund and three barges are on their way from Ottawa to Rathbun's with ties.

The schr. Clara White cleared for Trenton, light, today.

The Harris fleet, three barges, from Ottawa, were expected to arrive at Rathbun's today.

The schr. H. Dudley is chartered to carry 16,000 bushels of barley to Oswego. She is now loading part of her cargo at Richardson's wharf.

The sloop Pilot arrived at Richardson's dock today with 2,500 bushels of barley from Wolfe Island.

The steam barge C.N. Pratt cleared for Weller's Bay today to load ore for Cleveland.

The prop. Persia, St. Catharines, and str. Corinthian, Montreal, called at Swift's today.

The captain of the canal boat who lost his wife through scarlet fever reached Oswego on Saturday night. He had expended all his freight money, and did not have enough left to pay for unloading the boat. This became known to the employees of the Oswego Manufacturing Company, and on Sunday they unloaded the lumber.

John Quinn, diver, says it will be impossible to raise the schr. Mott this year. She lies in 40 feet of water, off Colchester Reef.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 15, 1884