The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 6, 1886

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p.8 Portsmouth Council - A petition is being prepared by the council for presentation to the Minister of Marine, praying for a grant to repair the gov't breakwater at the entrance to the harbour.

Portsmouth Paragraphs - The marine railway is being extensively repaired prior to the hauling out of the steamers Norseman and Hero at the close of navigation.


The schr. Philo Bennett is receiving repairs.

The schr. White Oak is loading timber for Oswego.

The schrs. Grantham and props. Celtic and Myles, from Duluth with wheat, are in the Welland canal en route to Kingston.

The barley trade is opening well with rates from bay and river ports to Oswego, ranging from 2 cents to 2 1/2 cents per bushel.

The tug Col. By and tow have reached here from Ottawa with 100,000 feet of lumber and 2,000 ties for Rathbun & Co.

Arrivals - barge Princess, Oswego, 600 tons of coal; barge Jennie, Oswego, 75 tons coal; Hyderabad, Oswego, 540 tons; tug Active and three barges, Oswego, coal.

The steambarge D.D. Calvin, Monday, started to pass some vessels to get near the lock at Port Colborne, so as to get an early start. The engineer mistook the back-up whistle and went ahead, and the steamer crashed into the bridge, knocking it off the pivot and damaging it badly. The steamer sustained no damage. The wrecked bridge blocks navigation.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 6, 1886