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

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The schr. W. Elgin is loading barley for Oswego.

Today three steam pumps were engaged in the prop. Myles, sunk near the Kingston Foundry dock.

Sixteen hundred bushels of barley from Westport, Parham and Hartington have arrived at Eilbeck's elevator.

On the 13th inst. the tug Proctor left Oswego for Charlotte with the barges Bolivia and E.C. Brunel. In the snow storm the barges broke away. The tug got to Charlotte, but nothing has been heard of the barges. There were six men in each.

The barge Bolivia is ashore ashore on Sandy Beach near Charlotte. The barge was formerly the three-masted schooner of that name which jumped over the Cedar Island shoal last year. The barge Buell also aground was formerly the schooner Erie Queen.

The schr. B.W. Folger, Capt. Dandy, with barley from Consecon, arrived safely at Owego yesterday. After getting well out in the lake he was caught in the snow storm Friday night and ran back, reaching Presque Isle Saturday, covered with snow and ice. He says that in an experience of twenty-eight years he never remembers a sea as heavy as that which was running on Sunday.

A catamaran boat is being built at the locomotive works for Capt. Patterson. It will be completed next spring. The boat will have two iron hulls, cigar shaped, fastened together by iron bands. Each hull will be 4 x 6 feet in diameter, 100 feet long and have three water tight compartments. The boat will be propelled by a 125 horsepower engine, built by McEwen & Son. It was ready and tested today. It weighs 6 tons, has a cylinder 15 in. bore, and a 4 ft. stroke, and in its bed-plate are two guides, each one being 7 x 12 inches. The engine's frame is 25 feet over all, and the size of the shaft is 7 inches by 12 feet. The workmanship of the engine was done under the supervision of Mr. King, foreman of the works. The boat will run on Lake Winnipeg.

p.8 Court of Revision - Mr. Power appealed against the assessment of his dry dock for 1886-87, on the grounds that it is improductive. Taxes, 1886, less school taxes, remitted. No action taken on assessment of 1887.

Incidents Of The Day - John Haslop, Belleville, arrested for bigamy; his first wife, cook on the schr. Freeman, was informant.

The schr. Herbert Dudley which left here on Saturday for Oswego had a rough trip over. "Outside," said Capt. Parsons, "we found a bit of a sea tumbling." The run over was made between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Her cargo of barley was dry. Mariners were surprised at the work of the vessel in the snow storm. Three or four years ago the Dudley made two trips across the lake after navigation at Oswego had closed and the lights in the lighthouse discontinued.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 16, 1886