The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 8, 1886

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The schr. Grantham will clear for Detroit tomorrow.

Hon. M. Bowell says the government grant of $10,000 to the Belleville harbor was made provisional the condition being that the city council supplement the grant by another $10,000. This it is impossible to do.

Schooner Clara White, Capt. Eccles, has had a somewhat novel, though apparently not unprofitable, experience. She ran to Toronto last week from Kingston with lumber, which she afterwards took to Hamilton, but, failing to discharge there, returned to Toronto and has finally succeeded in getting rid of her load.

There will be no steamer down the river tomorrow morning. The cross-head of the air pump was broken on the Corsican while she was lying at the wharf at Toronto. The steamer Passport took her place and went east this morning. The Corsican will be on the route on Thursday.

The steamers John Thorn and Ontario have been sent to Charlotte. There they will be engaged during the excursion season. The Thorn will run between Sea Breeze and Ontario Beach, and the Ontario between Charlotte and Alexandria Bay on five days of the week; on Saturdays and Sundays she will carry excursionists out upon the lake.

Cleared: schr. Nevada, Chicago, light; schr. A.E. Vickery, Charlotte, light; schr. Thomas Howland, Big Sodus, light; schr. Lem Ellsworth, Sodus Point, light; tug Thistle, Sackett's Harbor, 4,400 lbs. Fish; schr. Emerald, Chicago, light; schr. Annie E. Foster, Oswego, 79,843 feet lumber; schr. R. Gaskin, Detroit, light; prop. Scotia, Sibiwam, light; schr. B.W. Folger, Oswego, lumber; prop. Scotia and consort, Detroit.

Arrivals: schr. H. Dudley, Toledo, 15,000 bush. corn; schr. Flora Emma, Sodus Point, 266 tons coal; schr. Grantham, Toledo, 700 tons coal; schr. American Union, Sandusky, 30,000 bush. corn; prop. W.B. Hall, Duluth, 10,694 bush. wheat.

A Very Hard Blow - squall struck harbor, str. Chieftain had difficulty controlling a raft she was taking down river, and a sloop off Point Frederick had her canvas torn; Caparet. Murray upset in small boat but he was rescued by yawl from schr. Baltic.

Drowning Of Mr. M. Campbell - The crew of the shr. Oriental, off which Mr. M. Campbell was drowned, in Lake Erie, were spoken to regarding the accident. They state that the Oriental was behind the prop. Scotia, which towed her and the schr. Gaskin. When Campbell fell overboard, the sailors heard him cry, "Give me a rope" several times. A line was thrown, but before it reached Campbell the Gaskin struck him. Campbell was then lost sight of.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 8, 1886