The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 8, 1887

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The schr. Grantham, now at Oswego, will load coal for Toronto.

The tug Glyde cleared with six barges, laden with coal for Montreal.

The schr. E.R.C. Proctor is in port from Oswego wth 297 tons coal.

The tug Glyde arrived yesterday with four barges, light, from Montreal.

The steamer D.D. Calvin is discharging timber at Garden Island. She came from Toledo.

The tug James A. Walker went down the river yesterday for the first time. Her machinery worked satisfactorily.

Purcell's gang removed from the schooner Maggie McRae last evening, 448 bushels of damaged corn.

The prop. Bruno has gone to Charlotte to load coal for the west, and the prop. Niagara is taking on coal at Oswego for Toronto.

The schr. W.R. Taylor will leave for Toronto today to load barley for Toledo. She will bring timber back to Garden Island.

The Dominion authorities have instructed Capt. Harbottle to furnish a list of the officers and crew of the steam barge Scotia and the coal barge Oriental. It is evidently the intention of the marine department to have the matter investigated.

The prop. Bruno, on discharging here yesterday, was 454 bushels of wheat short. She had thrown it overboard to relieve the steamer from a shoal on which she had run on Lake Huron. One of her consorts, the schr. Laura, was twenty-five bushels short, while the schr. Maggie McRae had 445 bushels of corn damaged. The damage was caused by stress of weather. The injured grain was purchased by Capt. Gaskin.

No tidings have been received of the whereabouts of the schooner Bessie Barwick. She was in tow of the prop. Celtic, bound for Kingston, and as the latter met with a mishap to her crank pin the Barwick had to be left to her own resources. The crew of the Celtic last saw the Barwick off Michipicoten, about 100 miles from Sault Ste. Marie, on Friday, Oct. 28th. The Barwick has not yet arrived at the Sault. It is hoped that she has got safely into one of the lesser ports, where in all probability she will have to winter, as ice has formed along the shores of Lake Superior. The gales have been frightful on the upper lakes, and it is no wonder that the owner of the Bessie Barwick is anxious about her and her crew. The Barwick loaded with wheat at Port Arthur.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 8, 1887