The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 4, 1886

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The barges Gaskin and Southampton have gone into winter quarters.

The steambarge Reliance is loading lumber for Oswego.

The schr. Maggie McRae passed up from Quebec with pig iron for Hamilton.

The schr. St. Louis has been chartered to carry 22,000 bush. corn from Chicago to Kingston at 6 1/2 cents.

Murphy's steamer F.E. Spinner is in the hands of the deputy marshall for many debts.

The schr. Dudley will go to Charlotte to load coal for Toronto. She will receive a new foremast at the latter place.

The steamer John Thorn will arrive from Clayton on Thursday. She will undergo repairs to her machinery here this winter.

The schr. Olivia started yesterday for Oswego, but owing to bad weather had to anchor in the harbor. She started again today.

The prop. Kennedy called at Swift's wharf yesterday. The cross head of her small engine was broken. The machinery will be repaired at Hamilton.

The strs. Persia, Canada and St. Magnus, Montreal; Shickluna, Duluth; Ocean, St. Catharines; and Corsican, Toronto, called at Swift's wharf yesterday.

The tug Active, Capt. J. Gaskin, and four barges cleared for Oswego yesterday to load coal. Owing to heavy weather they had to remain at Cape Vincent yesterday.

The steambarge Albion and barge Ark are ashore on Niagara River on the Youngstown side. They were running into port for shelter, when the Ark's tow line became entangled in the wheel of the Albion and disabled her.

Arrivals: prop. Shickluna, Toledo, 5,000 bush. corn; schr. Philo Bennett, Oswego, 156 tons coal; schr. W.J. Suffell, Oswego, 105 tons coal; schr. Maple Leaf, Oswego, 81 tons coal; prop. Cuba, Chicago, 22,000 bush. corn; barge Denmark, Oswego, 600 tons coal.

Cleared: schr. Julia, Oswego, 6,390 bush. barley; prop. Cuba, Oswego, light; schr. H. Dudley, Charlotte, light; prop. Canada, Oswego, light; prop. St. Magnus, Detroit, light.

Arrivals at Richardson's: schr. Craftsman, 4,000 bushels rye from the Rideau canal; str. Khartoum, 1,100 bushels peas from Gananoque; schr. Lorraine, 4,000 bushels of peas from Wolfe Island. The barge Kinghorn is loading 12,000 bush. of peas for Montreal; the schr. Julian (sic - Julia) cleared for Oswego with 6,500 bushels of barley.

On Saturday morning the barge London went ashore near the life-saving station at Oswego. The captain and men were taken off by the life-saving crew. The night had been intensely dark, and the lights on the barges went out, so that the watch on the tug was unable to tell how barges were in tow. Upon entering the harbor the tug pointed well up, but the heavy wind blowing down forced the barges around. The last barge struck, and the captain on the second barge cut the tow line and the boat went on the beach, broadside. It was with difficulty that the other barges were saved. The barge London was formerly the old canal schooner of that name. She was owned by the Kingston & Montreal Forwarding Co. She was valued at about $1,000. She is lying easy on the beach and will be gotten off safely.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 4, 1886