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

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p.1 Murray Canal Demonstration - laying cornerstone; many people think shorter route would have been better. [Trenton Courier]



The steam barge Nile and barge Bedford have arrived at Rathbun's wharf.

The schr. Sylvester Neelon arrived at Garden Island today with staves from Toledo.

The schr. Jessie Breck has arrived at Breck & Booth's, from Oswego, with 700 tons of coal.

The schr. Maggie McRae is anchored in the harbour. She has got a cargo of barley for Ogdensburg.

The schr. Clara White has arrived from Trenton with lumber and is being unloaded at Anglin's saw mill.

The str. Ida is on the ways at Powers' shipyard getting a new wheel. She will leave for Ottawa tomorrow morning, on her last trip.

The str. Algerian arrived this morning at Swift's wharf, but did not proceed further westward on account of the gale. This is her last trip.

The schr. Pandora cleared on Saturday for Oswego, but when off Four Mile Point she had to right about and return. The gale was too stiff for her to go further.

The schrs. Buckeye, New York State and Sam Flint, which cleared, light, from the M.T. Co.'s dock today could not proceed further than Portsmouth owing to the gale.

The schr. Wilcox, since she cleared with a cargo of iron ore for Charlotte, has met with rather hard luck. First she ran aground on Snake Island and now the news comes that the tug Active towed her into Charlotte harbour in a bad condition. She is minus her masts and is otherwise badly damaged. The Active made $100 by towing her into port.

On Friday the str. Corinthian was due here, but owing to the heavy gale on the lake she did not leave Cobourg until 4 a.m. on the same day. She ran into Presque Isle for shelter. The gale increased in force. Yesterday the steamer broke from her moorings and grounded on a sand bar. There she rested until released yesterday afternoon. She had not arrived here at 3 p.m. today.

M.T. Co.'s arrivals: schrs. Comanche, Chicago, 20,000 bushels of corn for Edwardsburg; Bangalore, Toledo, 12,200 bushels of wheat; Acadia, 12,200 bushels of wheat, St. Catharines; tug Thompson, Oswego, three barges, 1,800 tons coal; tug Active, three barges, 1,800 tons coal. Departures: tug Thompson, six barges, 3,600 tons coal; schr. Maggie McRae, laden with barley for Ogdensburg; tug Active, Oswego, light.

Rebuilding The Burned Property - wharf and warehouse at Stella, Amherst Island.

p.3 Incidents Of The Day - The further hearing of the case of Capt. T. Donnelly, of Kingston, vs. Mr. Ross, of Quebec, has been postponed until Nov. 4th.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 20, 1884