The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 29, 1887

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The schr. Marie Annette has been raised and repaired at Port Hope.

The schr. Neelon has been raised and taken to Port Colborne. Her injuries are so serious that she cannot proceed westward this fall. Her cargo of iron ore will be discharged.

The new tug Walker was given her trial trip today.

The barge Oriental was to have been rebuilt in the Deseronto shipyard during the coming winter.

The schr. Seaton has been seized by the owners of the schr. Neelon and an action for $3,000 damages begun as the result of the collision.

The str. Norseman is doing a big freight business. On Thursday she carried 221 sheep, 378 barrels of apples and 170 sacks of peas from Port Hope to Charlotte.

A telegram from the operator at Port Dalhousie states that the Oriental has been searched by a diver, who reports that she is going to pieces. Every effort is being made to find the bodies, but without success.

Departures: Lorraine, 4,500 bush. barley, Prescott; schr. Parthenon, 3,800 bush. barley; White Oak, 13,300 bush. barley; Clara White, 4,600 bush. barley, Oswego.

Arrivals: sloop Idle Wild, Wolfe Island, 1,200 bushels barley.

The protracted absence of the schr. C.H. Johnson, laden with coal from Cleveland for the Bayview rolling mills, Milwaukee, is becoming a matter of serious concern. She met two gales and was probably lost.

At a meeting of the Seamen's Assembly, Toronto, the following scale of wages was made for the balance of the season: - $20 to Charlotte, $25 to Oswego or Kingston; if a vessel goes from Kingston to another port to load, $5 more; $35 to Ogdensburg, or $2.50 by the day. Wages were also made $3 per day for vessels going through the Welland Canal.

The schr. W.R. Taylor, commanded by Capt. James Dix, with grain from Chicago to Kingston, is thought to be safe, though there were apprehensions regarding her yesterday. Despatches said she had left Detroit the middle of last week for Port Colborne. The statement was incorrect, for she was on dry dock at Detroit last Monday. Her grain was discharged, repairs made and the grain reshipped when the craft was found to be leaking again and the work had to be done over again. She only left Detroit last Tuesday for Kingston. She is now on Lake Erie, and is expected to reach Port Colborne tonight.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 29, 1887