The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 1, 1888

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Unloading: schr. Persia, from Sandusky, 400 tons of coal.

Cleared: tug Proctor and four barges, lumber and ties; tug McArthur, Toronto.

Loading: schr. Grantham, 600 tons of ore for Cleveland; schr. Philo Bennett, lumber, for Oswego.

A.E. Moreland, steward, and Mr. Mills, mate, left today to join the steamer Algerian at Sorel, P.Q.

The str. Varuna broke her wheel near Massassaga Point, on her first trip, and was towed back to Trenton.

Arrivals: tug Seymour, five barges, and schrs. Oades and Downing, light, Ogdensburg; str. Persia, St. Catharines.

The schr. Blanche, coal laden for the Murray canal, ran aground on the north shore off Telegraph Light yesterday. The Quinte freed her.

A citizen at the upper gap yesterday says a small schooner is wedged in the ice. She is supposed to be the B.W. Folger, en route with coal from Oswego to Trenton.

The anchor holding the schr. A.T. Downing, opposite the Martello tower, got fastened in the ledge of a rock this morning and had to be released by the tug McArthur.

Yesterday at one o'clock the steamer Persia, Capt. J.H. Scott, started from St. Catharines on her first trip of the season. She arrived here this morning with her flags flying, and looked as bright as a new silver dollar. She has received considerable repairs and plenty of paint. Her cabins have been renovated and refurnished. The captain is assisted by T. Toupin, first mate; G.E. Ward, purser; and A. Ramsay, first engineer.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 1, 1888