The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 3, 1886

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The schooner St. Louis will take a load of ties from Trenton to Chicago, starting on Tuesday next.

Three barges, 300 cords of wood; schrs. Blanche and Greenwood, 800 tons coal, are at Breck & Booth's dock.

The prop. Myles and consort are unloading their second cargo of deals at the penitentiary dock, but not by convict labor.

In trying to make a dock in Cape Vincent the scow Olive Branch, with lumber from Kingston, struck the steam tug Curlew, damaging it considerably.

The prevailing rates on 'Change at Chicago yesterday was 3 3/4 cents per bushel for corn to Buffalo; 2 1/2 cents to Georgian Bay, and 5 1/2 cents to Kingston, free of canal tolls.

The schr. A.G. Ryan, loaded with bunch wood at Deseronto for Gananoque, capsized yesterday off the shore of Big Island about 1 mile from Deseronto. The crew saved part of their clothing.

Arrivals - prop. California, Chicago, mdse. and corn; schr. Nevada, Chicago, 20,424 bush. wheat.

On Tuesday morning the steamer Thompson, towing two barges, ran on rocks near Yorkshire Island, Main Ducks. The barges were also stranded. The Thompson's life boat was lowered, and the crew rowed to an island, where they encamped during Tuesday and Wednesday nights. The party was composed of Capt. Murray, T. Murphy, W. Hazlett, D. McSurley, P. Brady, Martin, Redford, McDonald, and the cook, Mrs. Nolan. On Tuesday the Active and Glengarry hove in sight, the former commanded by Capt. Gaskin, and the latter by Captain McMaugh. The barges were rescued by the Active in time to save them from demolition. The wind was blowing fiercely. The Glengarry could not assist the Active in her work because of the shallowness of the water. The barges and crew were brought to the city, and the Active returned on Wednesday to the Ducks. The wind was not so stiff, and the Thompson was pulled off the rocks. On being examined after her arrival here, it was found that she was damaged very seriously. Her smoke stacks were destroyed; cabins shifted, and machinery displaced. There is a large hole in her bottom, and she and the barges are leaking badly. The Thompson is partly insured.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 3, 1886