The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 18, 1885

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The schr. A. Falconer is loading coal for Toronto at Big Sodus.

The steambarge Saxon is loading stone at Point Anne for Morrisburg.

The steambarge Reliance is loading lumber for Oswego at the Eagle Mill, Belleville.

The schrs. E. Blake, Toledo and Augusta, Lake Erie, are unloading lumber at Garden Island.

The M.F. Co's second rebuilt barge, to be launched in a day or two, is to be named the Maggie.

A prominent vessel man states that the grain now arriving from Duluth was purchased during the Russian war excitement.

Capt. J. Scott, of the prop. Alma Munro, was very sick today when the steamer arrived. A doctor was sent for. He ordered the Captain to go to his home at Tyrconnel immediately.

The Rathbun Co. have made arrangements to run the steamer Resolute from Deseronto to Oswego, carrying a limited number of passengers, to connect with Quinte, from Belleville, tri-weekly, making first trip on Saturday, June 13th.

The steambarge Lincoln and two barges, Clyde and Lisgar, arrived today. The Lincoln had on 16,000 bushels corn and lightened 4,000 bushels; the barge Clyde, timber laden, was dropped off at Garden Island; the Lisgar had on 26,000 bushels of corn and lightened 6,000. The grain laden vessels are en route to Montreal.

A lively row took place on board the str. Cormorant last evening about six o'clock. The sailors "did" the city during the day and became unco fu (sic). The wheelsman of the Cormorant struck one of the crew of the consort Charlie Wall with a capston bar on the head. Peace was shortly afterwards restored.

The following vessels have arrived since last night: Schrs. J.H. Mead, Chicago, 20,217 bush. of corn; O. Mitchell, Chicago, 22,670 bush. corn; Nassau, Chicago, 22,578 bush. corn; Jamaica, Chicago, 20,600 bush. corn. The steambarge Alcona, Duluth, called, and was sent to Portsmouth. She carried 48,000 bushels of wheat. Her consort the barge Alle remained here. She had on 60,000 bushels of wheat.

Wrecked On Dry Land - sailor from barge C. Wall arrested for having bowie knife; was said to have threatened to kill persons on Cormorant; the Cormorant was then on way up lake with his clothes and wages; remanded till tomorrow for evidence.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 18, 1885