The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 18, 1888

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The schr. Eliza White has gone to Charlotte to load coal for Kingston.

The tug Walker is in port with the schr. Brandon from Milwaukee with 38,000 bushels of wheat.

The steamer McArthur passed down the river last evening with a large raft from Belleville for Quebec.

James A. Orr offers to back the Varuna from $100 to $500 against the Hero for a race of twenty-five or a hundred miles.

Mayor McCaffrey and the board of public works, Oswego, settled with Capt. Hargrove, of the schooner Lady Macdonald, which crashed into the bridge on Monday, for $250.

John Ormiston, Gananoque, has purchased the steam yacht Mascott, of Alexandria Bay. The yacht is 40 feet long and finely finished. Mr. Ormiston intends changing the name to the Daisy.

A ruling of Secretary Folger has been found which gives Canadian tugs the right to move their tows in American harbors as often as they see fit. Government officials of Duluth levied and collected a fine of $250 directly in violation of this ruling.

The steamer Hastings, which was to have carried an excursion party from Oshawa to Charlotte, ran on the rocks at Pluff Point on Wednesday. The fog was so dense that the captain could not see a distance of fifty feet from the boat. She has gone to the Port Hope dry dock for examination. She ran on the same point where the steamer Norseman got fast five or six years since.

Preparations are being made to raise the schooner Olive Branch, sunk 8 years ago between Main Duck and False Duck Island. The parties have constructed two steel pontoons 60' in length, which they claim will raise anything sunk in fresh water. They have also engaged J.J. Bongard to place a buoy on the wreck for their convenience. The wreck lies in about 45' of water.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 18, 1888