The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 17, 1884

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p.2 The tug McArthur, while trying to get the schooner Mary Ann Lydon off Weller's Bay, ran aground herself. She swung herself off, however.

Rideau Canal System - meeting at Desert Lake about scheme of joining Devil Lake - Buck Lake system with Rideau.

Late Local News - The str. Hastings brought into this port the schr. A.M. Foster, which was sunk at Cobourg. The vessel was raised by a steam pump and the water kept clear enough to permit of her being towed down the lake. Her bottom is damaged and her topsides broken.

p.3 Shipments for New Orleans - Mr. W. Power sent today for New Orleans the following ship models, which will be exhibited at the World's Fair, to be opened on the 16th proximo: steamship to be built of steel; composite steam pleasure yacht; ocean pleasure sailing yacht; sailing cotton ship.


The str. Hero will in future only run between Kingston and Deseronto.

The schr. Singapore is loading 12,000 bushels of barley at Eilbeck's dock, for Oswego.

The str. Norseman has laid up at Port Hope. Capt. G. Crawford will return to Kingston.

The tug H.A. Calvin left Portsmouth on Saturday for Montreal with two barges and 17,000 bushels of wheat.

The str. Resolute, on her last trip, brought over to Deseronto the anchor, rigging, etc., of the schr. Agnes Hope.

The barge intended as a consort for the Nile will soon be completed at the Deseronto shipyard.

The schr. Fellowcraft, from Dresden, was lightened of 14,000 bushels of wheat on Saturday. She had 1,400 bushels of damaged grain in her cargo.

The prop. Persia went up the lake yesterday. She will lay up at St. Catharines, and Capt. Scott will, as usual, spend the winter in Kingston.

The crew of the schr. Gearing are entitled to recognition for gallantly rescuing those of the schr. Mary Ann Lydon which ran ashore at Weller's Bay.

The schr. Jennie and schr. Rainbow arrived yesterday from Oswego and South Bay with 3,000 barrels of apples, consigned to Ottawa. The consignment goes by the K. & P.R.R.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 17, 1884