The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 28, 1887

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p.1 The M'Garrigle Escape - said to have flown on deck of schr. Edward Blake - some history of schooner.

A Sailor In Trouble - John Dinsmore, a sailor, found drunk lying on railroad track; one of the crew of the prop. Niagara at the Welland Canal; here he was paid off by the captain, getting $18.


The prop. Myles is in port and looking fine. It will be remembered that she ran on the shoal off the penitentiary last fall and sank at Davidson & Doran's foundry dock. The captain, in coming in last night, steered very wide of the disastrous shoal. By the way Capt. Merriman, who so successfully and under disheartening circumstances raised the Myles, is now having more than he can handle in attempting to raise the prop. Chamberlain near Cheboygan. On Tuesday the chains under the craft broke and the vessel will probable be abandoned. The wreckers commenced operations eight weeks ago. The outfit includes the tug Forest City, scow Aunt Ruth, two pontoons capable of lifting six hundred tons, two steam pumps and chains, 1 3/4 and 2 inches, for raising the steam barge. The expenses have now exceeded $10,000, and average nearly $200 a day. The crew number 25. The steambarge was valued at $65,000 when sunk, the machinery alone being worth $35,000.

p.4 The Toronto Regatta - second class race won by Laura - details.



Miners say that coal is discharged from vessels on Sunday at Port Arthur and Fort William.

Sailors, just arrived, report that a terrible gale blew on Lake Erie on Thursday and Friday evenings.

A new steam yacht called Onaganoch, built by R. Davis, was shipped per K. & P.R.R. to Gravenhurst.

The steamer Ida is again running in connection with the Olive. She will run between Montreal and Kingston, making one trip a week.

The fine of $400, imposed on the schr. Annie W. Hodgdon, for alleged violation of the Canadian customs law, has been paid by the agents.

The schr. Norway, of Garden Island, experienced a heavy gale on Lake Erie on Thursday and Friday nights last. She is loaded with timber bound for Kingston. She is one of the tow of the str. D.D. Calvin, but was not connected with her on the nights mentioned. The wind wrecked the Norway's sails badly. It was reported that she sank in the storm, but the rumour is false. She will arrive here in a few days.

Arrivals: steambarge W.B. Hall, Duluth, 29,000 bush. wheat; prop. Myles, Duluth, 42,000 bush. wheat; prop. Shickluna, Duluth, 16,500 bush. wheat; schr. Gulnair, Duluth, 22,500 bush. wheat; schr. Herbert Dudley, Toronto, 13,762 bush. wheat; schr. W. Jamieson, Toronto, 9,969 bush. wheat; schr. St. Louis, Duluth, 23,300 bush. wheat; schr. Caroline Marsh, Duluth, 16,156 bush. wheat; schr. Jessie H. Breck, Duluth, 22,000 bush. wheat; schr. Clara White, Oswego, 127 tons coal; schr. Trade Wind, Toronto, 10,000 bush. wheat.

Clearances: schr. White Oak, Oswego, light; prop. Scotia and consorts, Oswego, light; schr. S. Neelon, Chicago, 566 tons iron ore; schr. Dundee, Oswego, light; schr. Philo Bennett, Oswego, light; schr. E.P. Beals, Charlotte, light; schr. J.R. Benson, Ashtabula, light; schr. J.R. Merritt, Ashtabula, light; prop. Tilley, Ashtabula, light.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 28, 1887