The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 18, 1886

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Schr. A.J. Rogers, Sandusky, 23,000 bush. corn, arrived yesterday.

Eight vessels, seven of them with grain, passed the Welland Canal yesterday.

The Thistle carried 4,500 lbs. of fish from Amherst Island to Sackett's Harbor yesterday.

The prop. Tilley and four barges are expected to arrive from Chicago tomorrow with 121,000 bush. of wheat.

The steambarge Nile, and barges Bedford and Isis arrived today from Ottawa with 300,000 feet of lumber for the Rathbun Company.

The sch. White Oak and A. Falconer, grain laden, reached Ogdensburg on Sunday night at 9 o'clock. Capt. Taylor, sr., took charge of the Falconer from Kingston.

The tug Thistle, of Collingwood, which carries fish from different points to Sacketts Harbour, for Clark & Roberts (sic - Robbins ?), arrived here today. The steamer is waiting for freight to arrive by propeller.

Cleared - schr. Acacia, Oswego, 165,725 ft. lumber; schr. Julia, Oswego, 86,960 ft. lumber; schr. Annie M. Foster, Oswego, 85,000 ft. lumber; schr. Jamieson, Oswego, light; schr. Speedwell, Charlotte, light; schr. Guiding Star, Fairhaven, light; schr. Sea Gull, Oswego, 157,022 ft. lumber.

On Wednesday last the prop. Scotia and barges Oriental, Southampton and R. Gaskin left Kingston for Saginaw Bay, where they load timber for Collinsby. On Saturday night at 11:45 Matthew Campbell, of this city, one of the crew of the Oriental, went on watch. A few minutes after the mate saw Campbell fall overboard. Capt. Stevens tried to notify the crew of the Scotia of what had happened but failed owing to the hurricane which lashed the water against the vessel furiously. And so Campbell perished. It is conjectured that he was struck while in the water by the boat behind the one he fell off, and was killed and not drowned. He was about twenty five years of age.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 18, 1886