The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 11, 1885

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The sloop Dolphin arrived light from Cape Vincent.

The str. Traveller is loading withes for Garden Island.

The schr. (sic) Niagara is bound down the lake to Ogdensburg with grain.

The steambarge Freemason left with a load of merchandize for the canal.

The schr. B.W. Folger has arrived from Charlotte with 195 tons of coal for Swift.

A number of Oswego vessels have been charted to carry coal to Chicago at $1.15 per ton.

The schr. Dudley arrived in Oswego this morning with 16,000 bushels of Richardson's barley.

The schr. Aurora has arrived at Portsmouth with 17,000 bushels of wheat from Port Hope.

The schr. Annie Falconer left Toledo on Friday for Kingston, with coal for J. Swift.

The tug Glyde and barges, grain laden, left for Brockville and Gananoque yesterday.

Swift's Wharf: Arrivals - Str. Persia, St. Catharines; Canada, Toronto; Armenia, Toronto.

The steambarges Nile and Deseronto left today for Rideau canal to load 8,300 bushels of rye for Kingston.

The steamer Alexandria arrived yesterday about noon, and after discharging freight proceeded to Trenton.

The crews of the schrs. Gaskin and Glenora were dismissed on Saturday. The schooners will not leave port for some days.

Capts. Shaw, the schr. Blanche, and J. Cunningham of schr. Panthenon, report that above Four Mile Point there are immense fields of ice.

The schr. Grantham, in running to Port Dalhousie, encountered vast fields of ice in the lake. The captain says he was stuck in an ice floe for sixty-three hours.

The prop. Bruno, after lighting her cargo at this port on Saturday, went up the lake yesterday and took the steamer (sic) Laura, laden with grain for Ogdensburg, in tow.

The following grain-laden schooners have arrived: Schrs. Katie Eccles, Frenchman's Bay and Whitby, 9,000 bushels of wheat; Parthenon, Bowmanville, 2,645 bushels wheat; Blanche, Frenchman's Bay and Whitby, 6,754 bushels wheat; Paragon, Cobourg, 10,200 bushels wheat.

The schr. Two Brothers, Capt. McCammon, arrived from Port Hope with 237 tons of hard coal screenings; 110 tons have been left at the knitting mill and 127 at Campbell's grist mill. As soon as unloaded the schooner will leave for Napanee where she will load 9,000 bushels of grain for Oswego.

The captain of the tug McArthur, which pulled the str. Niagara off the rocks near Long Point, says the vessel ran upon the shoal with full steam on, that when he reached her she was three and a half feet out of the water forward. She carried 22,000 bushels of grain, and before she could be moved 12,000 bushels had to be taken out of her. She received no damage.

The schr. Lorraine is lightening 2,000 bushels of oats and 500 bushels rye. The barges Chicago, 20,000 bushels peas; Seneca, at Amherst Island and Gananoque, 17,500 bushels of peas; Star, Wolfe Island, Gananoque, and Kingston, 19,000 bushels wheat; Winona, Wolfe Island, and Kingston, 14,000 bushels peas; Kinghorn, Kingston 5,000 bushels peas, are loading for Richardson.

The crew of the schr. Jessie Beech (sic - Breck ?), which has recently arrived at Garden Island from Hamilton, with square timber, demanded union wages, $1.25 per day, this morning. Their request was refused and they stopped work. It appears the sailors hired on the schooner to go to Hamilton and back for $1. The wages had not then been fixed by the seamen's union. In the absence of the schooner the union fixed the wages at $1.25 per day. The captain of the Breck is looking for another crew.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 11, 1885