The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 16, 1887

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p.1 Sailors' Lively Yarn - two sailors from schr. Blake describe trip with McGarrigle aboard. [Chicago Times Aug. 14th]



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

On dit, that a large standing elevator will be erected during the winter by the M.T. Co.

The steambarge Water Lily and tow arrived from Ottawa today with lumber for the Rathbun company.

The steamer Algerian, after having her keel and rudder repaired, arrived here this afternoon on her Western trip.

The Rideau Canal engineer, Mr. Wise, is having plans prepared for a new iron bridge at Smith's Falls, and a new iron bridge at Manotick.

The steamer Kathleen, Toronto, has been detained at Charlotte, N.Y., she never having been in American waters before, and is subject to a fine of $500.

Arrivals: schr. Singapore, Sodus Point, 411 tons coal; schr. Jessie Macdonald, Oswego, 138 tons coal.

Clearances: schr. Kate Eccles, Charlotte, 3,350 ties.

The Tay Canal will be completed in about two weeks. A government dredge is at work at the mouth of the canal where it enters the Rideau River. The canal is seven miles in length and has had to be excavated and deepened for almost the entire distance. There are three sets of locks. There is now at Perth awaiting the opening much phosphate to be shipped to Montreal.

On Friday the schr. Parthenon in entering Oswego struck the east breakwater. The shock caused the foremast to snap off close to the deck, and it fell backwards, striking the mainmast and breaking that off close to the deck. The shrouds and rigging kept the mainmast from falling over, and against that lodged the foremast. A tug picked up the schooner. The craft will have spars put in her on her return to Port Colborne, where she is owned.

They Come Back Again - sailors from Edward Blake. [Toronto News]

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 16, 1887