The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 10, 1885

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The schr. Bessie Berwick has cleared from Garden Island for Toledo.

The Lorraine is loading posts and lumber at Rathbun's for Wolfe Island.

The tug D.G. Thompson, four barges and a schooner arrived from Montreal today.

The sloop Maria has arrived from Trenton with 5,400 feet of lumber for McRossie.

The steamer Passport, from Toronto, called at Swift's this morning. She had 60 passengers.

The schr. Mary Copley (sic - Copely ?) is unloading coal at Swift's dock. She returns to Oswego, and goes into ordinary.

The str. Van Allen arrived from Ashland yesterday. After lightening part of her cargo she proceeded to Quebec.

The schr. Wawanosh and W.R. Taylor cleared from Collinsby today in tow of the tug Jessie. The former vessel is leaking badly and will be docked at Port Dalhousie.

The schr. Columbine arrived from Cleveland. She discharged 100 barrels of coal oil and proceeded to Brockville with the balance of her cargo, which is coal.

The tug Wright, sold to Stickney, Cram & Co. of East Saginaw, some days ago, is here. She is waiting the arrival of a dredge and two scows, from Saginaw, and when they arrive the tug will clear with them for Dickinson's Landing. The dredge will operate at the mouth of the Cornwall canal.

The barge William was laden with 19,200 bushels of corn, from Kingston to Montreal, where she sunk at the entrance to the new locks at Lachine. The corn was insured. The barge, the property of Kingston and Montreal Forwarding Company, was not insured. She can be raised and saved without damage.

Three canallers were put in at Chicago for Kingston cargoes. The schr. Jamaica gets 3 cents per bushel for 21,000 bushels of corn, and the shippers pay the canal tolls. The schrs. Nassau and J.H. Meade will load 20,000 and 28,000 bushels, respectively, for Kingston, at 3 1/2 cents per bushel. Each vessel will have to pay her own canal tolls. Vessel agents were quite hopeful of an early improvement of grain freights.

The schooner Lafrinier, of Cleveland, on Saturday night let go anchor off Clayton. The wind began to freshen from the south-west. After getting in readiness the anchor was "hove short" and the vessel started. She took a stretch across the river and was about to "come to" on her starboard tack when the centre-board began to pound and the vessel was about two feet out of water on Almeda shoal at the head of Alvord's Island. The tug Curlew at last released the unfortunate vessel. The damage to the schooner and cargo is light.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 10, 1885