The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 15, 1887

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The tug Thompson and four light barges left for Oswego this morning.

The schr. Grantham is on her way to the city with corn from Chicago. Freight 5 cents.

The sloop Pilot, steambarge Nile and barge Isis, have arrived from Deseronto with lumber.

The steam barge Water Lily is sunk in the Rideau Canal below Battersea. A steam pump was sent down this morning.

Capt. Peter July, formerly of the prop. D.C. Whitney, died in Cleveland on Monday night from diabetes. He was buried at Cape Vincent yesterday.

Capt. Clifford of the prop. W.B. Hall, in port yesterday, says he was out in the recent storm on Lake Superior, and that it was the roughest he ever experienced. The waves broke over the Hall, washing her from stem to stern, and twice he thought she would go down. The crew all worked hard, passing the coal back off the deck. Fifty tons of coal was washed overboard. Her cargo was uninjured.

Arrivals: steamer W.B. Hall, Duluth, 28,809 bush. wheat; schr. B.W. Folger, Oswego, 200 tons coal.

Clearances: schr. Eliza White, Oswego, 130,606 feet lumber; steamer W.B. Hall, Fairport, Ohio, light.

The Caulkers' Strike - Spun oakum was supplied the ship caulkers working at Portsmouth and they refused to use it, desiring to spin their own oakum. A strike was the result, and the demands of the men were agreed to. Three of them, Messrs. G. Fenwick, W. McCullough and W. Kennedy, left for Perth today to work at a steamboat being built by Mr. Robinson for Seeley & Moffat.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 15, 1887