The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 15, 1885

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The sloop Parmelia, Clayton, has arrived, light.

The steamer Maud has had her mirrors placed in position. They are in elegant plush frames.

The tug Seymour passed up the American channel yesterday with three barges, light, for Oswego.

A yacht race will occur at Clayton on July 4th. A number of local yachts will take part in it.

Messrs. D. Rourke, J. Crowley and J. Duncan have shipped on the schr. Albatross, lying at Collinsby.

The schr. White Oak came in yesterday morning from Oswego with 300 tons of coal for the gas company.

The schrs. Elgin, 300 tons coal, and Annie Foster, 175 tons coal, have reached here from Charlotte for Swift.

The schr. Bolivia, Chicago, 23,000 bush. corn, and schr. Bentley, Toronto, 22,000 bush. wheat have arrived.

The steam barge D.D. Calvin called at Breck & Booth's on Saturday and afterwards left with a tow of barges for Lake Superior to load lumber.

The tug Sir John and the steam barge Ontario have reached Napanee, and are now engaged in dredging the river. Election time you know.

On Saturday the steambarge Enterprise reached Collinsby with the schrs. Albatross, Albacore and Antelope. They were laden with timber from the Georgian Bay.

Some days ago the prop. Dominion injured her stern post. On Saturday Capt. T. Donnelly fitted the boat with a new one, thereby saving her the time and expense of being hauled out.

A new barge owned by one of the forwarding companies was launched on Saturday. She is said to have cost the large sum of $15,000, and to have a carrying capacity of 35,000 bushels.

The steambarge D.R. Van Allen, loaded with deals for Quebec, is aground on sandy bottom in Waters' Bay, near Brockville, and the crew are throwing over deals to lighten her.

The schr. Wm. Elgin came in from Charlotte early on Sunday morning, and appeared as if she had passed through a heavy storm. About eleven o'clock a gale hit her and carried off her fore boom and sheet post. The captain says Saturday was as bad a night as he ever experienced.

The str. St. Lawrence left this morning to resume her trips on the route between Cape Vincent and Alexandria Bay. She will make three trips a day. A professional cook from New York arrived on Saturday and assumed control. The officers of the craft are: Capt. Estes; Mate J. Estes; Steward Roadley; Engineer Dickinson and Purser Baker. The craft will carry a double crew.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 15, 1885