The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 8, 1888

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The schr. Grantham is loading iron ore for Cleveland.

The schrs. Folger and Singapore are on their way to the city from Oswego with coal.

The steam yacht Carlton has been seized at Gananoque for infringement of the Customs laws.

The water in the St. Lawrence river is two feet lower this month than it was last year at the same time.

The steamer Geneva carried an excursion from Gananoque to Clayton last evening. There were 160 persons present.

The prop. Alma Monroe arrived from Chicago last night and lightened 8,000 bushels. She has gone to Montreal.

The schr. Watertown discharged at Portsmouth 21,859 bush. corn from Chicago yesterday, and cleared for Charlotte, N.Y.

The prop. Raleigh and schr. James Couch are at Portsmouth with 102,416 bush. corn from Washburn, Wis.

The steamer Rothesay will leave Gananoque for Toronto on Tuesday. She will do service between Toronto and Lorne Park during the summer months.

A telegram received this morning from Montreal states that the steamer Passport, on her first trip west, had her bows stove in at Cornwall, and in consequence of the accident had to return to Montreal. Capt. Sinclair was seriously hurt. Mr. Battin (sic - Batten ?), of this city, is pilot on the steamer.

Prop. Scotia and barges Southampton and Gaskin, from Charlotte with coal are at Toronto. The Southampton, while being towed, struck on the bar opposite the Queen's wharf on account of there not being enough water. The Scotia left her there and brought in the Gaskin, but went up next morning and pulled her off without damage.

Captain Rankin of the schooner W.J. Suffel, who left Charlotte the same night as the schooner Blanche, discovered a provision box floating in the water off Wellington on Wednesday morning, and Captain Matthews, of the Lauretta Rooney, told him he saw the same thing. Captain Rankin says he thinks it was the provision box belonging to the Blanche.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 8, 1888