The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 9, 1885

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p.3 A Very Fast Steamer - The steamer Hero ran from Kington to Bath on Friday, stopping at Amherst Island, in one hour and fifteen minutes.

Leaving the Sailors' Union - Twelve members of the Seamen's Union have decided to leave it. The seceders claim they are being dealt with unjustly by the president. A new branch is talked of.

The prop. Van Allen has arrived with a cargo of deals.


The schr. J.G. Worts is at Collinsby with timber.

The str. St. Lawrence will go on her summer route next Monday.

The schr. Ganges cleared for Toledo today to load coal for Marquette.

The str. Algerian passed down this morning. She had a large passenger list.

The schr. Bessie Berwick, from Toledo, is unloading timber at Garden Island.

The schr. Oriental left for Detroit today. She will load lumber for Garden Island.

The schr. Jessie Breck has cleared for Weller's Bay, where she loads ore for Cleveland.

The yacht Atalanta, of Belleville, has been launched after numerous repairs were made.

The barge William, owned by the K. & M.F.C. is sunk at Lachine. She is laden with grain.

The schr. Pathenon (sic - Parthenon ?) has arrived with 600 tons of coal for Swift. She came from Charlotte.

The steambarge Niagara, which has been receiving general repairs left for Montreal today.

The schr. Jessie Breck will probably leave today for Toledo, there to load timber for Garden Island.

The schrs. N.W. Taylor and Wawanash are at Collinsby, towed in by the tug Jessie from Charleboix, Mich. laden with timber.

The new yacht Norvana, owned by Dr. Brownlow, of Ogdensburg, will be launched in a few weeks. Her speed will be very great, while for beauty she ranks with any on the river.

Capt. Craig has chartered the steamer Star, lying at Montreal, and will run her on the Bay route. She will arrive here in a few days. Mr. C. Moreland, formerly steward on the Hero, will act as purser on her.

The steamer Quinte, which has been running between Picton and Trenton, has been replaced by the steamer Puritan. Yesterday the latter steamer made her first trip. In going into Big Island wharf, near Massassaga Point she ran aground. The tug Rescue released her. On her return trip last night, she again ran aground, at Kill Point, near Picton, and remained there until this morning, when the Hero pulled her off.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 9, 1885