The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 5, 1886

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p.1 The New Steamers - new American line planned for St. Lawrence River; an opposition to R. & O. line. [Montreal Star]



The schr. A. Foster cleared for Deseronto today to load barley for Oswego.

The barge Mary Frances is loading barley at Seeley's Bay for Eilbeck.

The schr. B.W. Folger has been thoroughly overhauled for the barley trade.

The steamer Lotus, owned by Hall & Co., Ogdensburg, arrived yesterday with a barge, light.

The steamer Ida, which ran against a pier near St. Ann's during a fog on Saturday, is being repaired at the dry dock, Montreal.

Yesterday the steamer D.D. Calvin collided with a bridge crossing the Welland Canal. Result, navigation in the canal has been stopped.

The schr. Craftsman will clear for Cleveland tomorrow with iron ore. After discharging the cargo there she loads coal for Toronto, and brings grain from that city to Kingston.

The schr. J.H. Breck, Toledo, timber; schr. Oliver Mowat, Toledo, corn; steambarge D.D. Calvin and consorts, Antrim, Mich.; timber; prop. Glengarry and consorts, Duluth is in Welland Canal en route to Kingston.

The Richelieu & Ontario navigation company's steamers ran the rapids later this season than for any previous one. It is said the company will have all the vessels of this line thoroughly overhauled during the winter, and the superstructures of the steel hulled vessels Spartan and Passport entirely rebuilt.

Arrived - schr. Jessie Scarth, Sandusky, 617 tons coal.

Cleared - prop. Reliance, Oswego, 201,217 ft. lumber; str. Alexandria, Montreal, general merchandize.

p.8 A Man Goes Overboard - On Saturday morning, about four o'clock, while the schr. Polly Rogers was sailing on Lake Huron the second mate, Byron Putnam, was knocked overboard. All attempts to rescue him failed. J. Innes, of Kingston, was sailing the vessel at the time.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 5, 1886