The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 1, 1886

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The schr. A. Falconer cleared from Trenton this morning for Oswego with a cargo of lumber.

The strs. Persia, St. Catharines, and Spartan, Toronto, called at Swift's wharf today.

The steambarge Resolute recently cleared from Kingston for Oswego with 355,801 feet of lumber. This is the largest cargo she has ever carried.

Schr. Nassau, Chicago, wheat; W.T. Greenwood, Toledo, coal; T.R. Merritt, Toledo, timber; prop. Myles and consort, Sault Ste. Marie, deals, are in the Welland Canal en route to Kingston. The schr. J.H. Breck is bound down from Cleveland to Brockville with coal.

On Monday the schrs. Katie Eccles and Two Brothers cleared from Trenton with cargoes of lumber for Oswego. The Two Brothers ran aground near Belleville. The str. Belle Wilson tried to release the vessel but failed. She will be lightened of part of her cargo.

At 11 o'clock on Monday night the tug Thompson, (Capt. Murray,) and two barges, light, started for Oswego. The night was dark and foggy. When the boats got near Yorkshire Island (Main Ducks) the tug ran aground in six feet of water. Her wheel is said to be broken. Last evening the schr. B.W. Folger arrived in port from Oswego, and reported that the tug Thompson and her tow were in difficulty. The strs. Active and Glengarry went to their assistance. The two barges, when reached, were leaking badly. They were brought to the city. The tug could not be moved by the Active, and the Glengarry, owing to shallow water, could not reach her.

Later - The steamer Active returned to the tug Thompson this afternoon and will make an attempt to release her.

Arrivals - schr. B.W. Folger, Oswego, 202 tons coal; tug Thistle, Sackett's Harbor, light; tug Ferris, Oswego, barges light; prop. Acadia, Chicago, 3,000 bush. wheat.

Cleared - tug Thistle, Sackett's Harbour, 2,000 lbs. fish; schr. Glenora, Charlotte, light.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 1, 1886