The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 12, 1885

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The schr. J.G. Worts is on her way from Detroit to Kingston.

The sloop Lorraine is loading hay at Wolfe Island for Deseronto.

The Maud is to be enhanced in appearance by additional mirrors.

The Two Brothers is loading wood and lumber at Deseronto for Wolfe Island.

The American channel is blocked with ice, and navigation to the Cape is impossible.

Mr. H. Quartz was appointed second mate on the schr. Andrews this morning.

The schr. B.W. Folger is receiving repairs. She will load grain for Oswego in a few days.

The steamer St. Lawrence is being supplied with a new walking beam by the Kingston Foundry.

A raft, containing 14 drams of timber and staves, left for Quebec yesterday in tow of the Hiram A. Calvin.

The schrs. A.L. Andrews and Beale ?, laden with grain, arrived in tow of the steamer McArthur this morning.

The captain of the schr. Elgin discharged his mate and cook today. He does not expect to sail for some time.

Vesselmen say a system of fog horns is sadly needed on the lakes, and especially at such places as Longue Pointe.

The schr. Jessie Breck left Garden Island in tow of the steamer Traveller last night for Cobourg, where she loads timber for the island.

The schrs. Jamaica and Watertown are loading granite at Grindstone Island for Chicago. They will be towed to Kingston in a day or two.

The prop. Celtic arrived from Toronto this morning en route to Montreal. Capt. Cavore says he saw large fields of ice on his way down.

The steamer Hastings was put up at auction today by Hutcheson. The largest bid was $4,900, and as the reserve bid was considerably higher, the sale was not proceeded with.

The steambarge Tecumseh and tow cleared from Collinsby for Cheboygan yesterday, to load timber for Collinsby. The steambarge Indian and tow will leave on Wednesday for the same place to load timber.

At the Chicago board of marine underwriters the following rates on grain cargo insurance was adopted: from Chicago to ports on Lake Ontario, 60 cents; to Ogdensburg, 65 cents; to Montreal, 80 cents. Add twenty per cent, on B-1 vessels.

The tug Curlew passed up the lake from Ogdensburg this morning, having in tow the schrs. Benson, St. Lawrence and three barges, light. The steamer Nipegon, from the same place, passed up with two light barges.

May 13, 1885


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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 12, 1885