The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 16, 1886

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The schr. A. Falconer, with wheat from Toronto, has arrived.

During Wednesday night's gale the steamer Rideau Belle lay at Newboro.

Props. California, Montreal and Shickluna, Ogdensburg, called at Swift's wharf.

Eilbeck has chartered the schr. P. Bennett to carry another cargo of grain to Oswego.

The str. Khartoum is discharging 1,200 bushels of peas at Richardson & Son's elevators.

The steamer Rideau Belle ran aground near Brewer's Mills last evening. She reached here at midnight.

The tug Col. By and barge Gipsy Queen, from Ottawa, with 110,000 feet of lumber, is coming to the city.

The prop. Scotia and schr. Craftsman are loading coal at Ashtabula for Fort William. The schr. A.M. Foster, sunk at the Grove Inn dock, has been raised.

The steamer Ida started for Montreal this morning at 4 o'clock. Two of her crew, the purser, Mr. McCorney, and pilot McKenny were left behind.

The prop. Celtic and schr. Grantham, laden with coal for Fort William, were not in the storm on Wednesday night. They anchored at Sarnia.

The steambarge Nile and consort are en route to the city with lumber from Deseronto from the Rathbun agency. The steamer Reliance is coming here to load lumber for Oswego.

Arrivals: prop. Shickluna, Ogdensburg, light; schr. Annie Falconer, Toronto, 14,442 bush. wheat; schr. J.H. Breck, Charlotte, 711 tons coal; schr. St. Louis, Chicago, 22,000 bush. wheat.

Cleared: schr. Ben Folger, Oswego, 8,215 bush. barley; steamer Pierrepont, Cape Vincent, 200 sheep; steamer Maud, Cape Vincent, 410 lambs.

The schr. Gipsy, ashore at Mud Island, American channel, is owned by Mr. Cook of Clayton. She came from Oswego, and has on board 55 tons of coal for Clayton. She is lying on her beam ends. Today part of her cargo was transferred into the steamer Khartoum, and she was afterwards released.

During the gale at Deseronto the schr. Kate dragged anchor and was blown high and dry on Unger Island. It is feared she will be a total loss. The schr. W.J. Suffel is ashore on the Indian reserve, near the McCullough store house. One of Gilmour's batteau, lying at anchor, broke loose and drifted to the chemical work's dock where it was badly damaged by pounding against the wharf. As the steamer Gipsy was leaving the wharf on Thursday morning for Picton, the schr. Pilot ran into her, breaking through the paddle box and breaking the stem of the Pilot. The str. Varuna in coming from Picton broke her rudder post and was taken in tow by the str. Gipsy. On nearing the Deseronto wharf the tow line broke, when the Varuna was dashed against the dock and lumber piles, damaging her stern and upper works to quite a large extent. She is being repaired today.

p.8 Looking Into The Past - description and history of dockyards; Sir Robert Barry had a yacht named the Bull Frog; hulks sunk; St. Lawrence sold to Drummond for $25; Lady Charwell, Royal George and Princess Charlotte on stocks; Ives family fished up some of the cannon from sunken hulks.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 16, 1886