The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 27, 1887

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The steambarge Nile, which was sunk in the Bay of Quinte by a collision with the tug Antelope, has been raised and taken to Deseronto.

The steamer Alexandria, which should have reached here last night, was delayed in the Cornwall canal. She will arrive tonight.

The schr. Mary Everett, which has been fast on a shoal, opposite Wells' Island, for some days, was released yesterday by the tug Curlew, of Ogdensburg.

The steel steamer, constructing at Deseronto, is nearly completed and will be launched in about two weeks. During the winter she will be got ready for navigation. It is expected that she will attain a speed of about eighteen miles an hour.

At Rathbun's dock, the steambarge Anglin, barge Isis and sloop Woodduck, from Deseronto, are discharging lumber; barge Minnie London, from Ottawa, is unloading lumber. On Monday the steambarge Anglin will be loaded with ties for Cape Vincent.

The steamer Rothesay was seized recently by the revenue cutter Bibb for having more than 600 passengers on board. The gangways were closed and the passengers went off one way. They were counted and numbered 596. When this was learned a rousing cheer arose.

The steam barge Free Mason is safe in Sackett's Harbor, wither she ran after the barge Minnie Francis which went ashore near Big Sandy. The barge sprung a leak when about ten miles from Stony Point on her way down Lake Ontario. She became unmanageable. Her crew was taken off and she was cut adrift. The lumber on board belonged to the Oswego Manufacturing company. The boat was owned by R. Davis, Kingston. The craft will probably be taken off the shore.

Lady McDonald, owned and commanded by Capt. Hargrave, Kingston, bound from Chicago to his home port, and laden with 19,000 bushels of wheat, sprang a leak off Big Point Au Sable. On Thursday she put about for Chicago, but on account of the high sea she changed her course for the east shore, and came to an anchor off Saugatuck, Mich. By steady work at the pumps the men managed to keep her afloat. The captain sent to Grand Haven for assistance, and the tug Batchelder (sic) took her in tow for Grand Haven.

Arrivals: prop. Tilley, Duluth, 40,000 bush. wheat; schr. G.M. Neelon, Duluth, 23,000 bush. wheat; schr. J.R. Benson, Duluth, 23,084 bush. wheat; schr. T.R. Merritt, Duluth, 24,000 bushels wheat; schr. Albacore, Duluth, 23,000 bush. wheat; steamer Enterprise, Duluth, 26,400 bush. wheat; schr. Antelope, Duluth, 22,700 bush. wheat; schr. A. Muir, Duluth, 23,000 bush. wheat; schr. A. Falconer, Toronto, 12,738 bush. corn.

Clearances: schr. Singapore, Oswego, 186,855 feet lumber; schr. Starling, Oswego, 200,297 feet lumber; schr. Nellie Hunter, Oswego, light.

A Wonderful Affair - Capt. Boyton's aquatic performances (earlier exhibited in Kingston harbour - ed.)

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 27, 1887