The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 9, 1887

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p.5 District Dashes - Anxiety was felt for the safety of Capt. Johnson Parkinson, South Marysburgh, last week. He undertook the contract of floating the schr. Parthenon, and taking her to Presque Isle. He got her off, and when she floated he ascertained her centre-board was fast. She floated around a day or two before he got everything in good working order, but finally succeeded in taking her to her destination.



The schr. B.W. Folger is loading lumber for Oswego.

The schr. Morwood is loading iron ore for Cleveland.

The rate on grain from Toronto to Kingston is 2 cents per bushel.

The schr. H. Dudley cleared for Oswego today with lumber.

The schr. Philo Bennett is in port from Oswego with 172 tons of coal.

The schr. Hannah Butler sailed into port this morning from Toronto with grain.

A new steel keelson has arrived at Eilbeck's dock for the steamer John Thorn.

The schr. N.T. Greenwood has gone to Howe Island to load stone for Toronto.

The barge Mona was hauled out at Peter Mitchell's ship yard today for repairs.

The steamer Reindeer has been here, getting a new wheel. She broke hers on her second trip.

The steambarge Anglin and sloop Reindeer have arrived from Deseronto with lumber.

The steamer Khartoum discharged 2,000 bushels of rye from Gananoque at Richardson & Son's elevator today.

The sloop Dolphin has cleared for Alexandria Bay with 30,000 feet of lumber. The schr. Fabiola went out light for Fairhaven.

The tug John A., which went aground at Laprairie, has been successfully released by Thomas O'Brien, wrecker, and is now in the Lachine canal.

C. Crowley, while assisting in loading the schr. Norwood with iron ore this morning, slipped off a car. A large piece of ore fell on one of his legs and bruised it badly.

Capt. Colwell has given the schr. Caroline Marsh a new coat of paint, which makes her look as good as new. She has been chartered to carry 16,500 bushels of grain to Kingston from Toronto at 1 3/4 cents per bushel.

The prop. Tioga arrived at Chicago from Buffalo on Tuesday, having made the fastest trip on record between the two ports, 63 hrs. 30 mins. The fastest time previously made was by the prop. Jewett in 65 hrs. 45 mins.

The props. Persia and California, from Montreal, called at Swift's wharf yesterday en route to St. Catharines and Toronto respectively. They were each delayed six hours by fog. The California will load grain at Toronto for Montreal.

The Welland Canal was to have been ready for the locking of vessels through it on May 5th. It is not ready yet, because the towpath is not in order. Horses, therefore, cannot be used. What's the result? Schooners and tows have been delayed at the canal from May 5th to the present May 8th. Their owners have had to pay the crews for doing nothing, and the bill is not a light one.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 9, 1887