The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 24, 1888

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The dredge Ontario is at work in the Port Hope harbour.

The schr. Jessie Drummond has cleared for Oswego to load coal for Toronto.

The schr. Julia, which went light to Oswego, is bringing coal back.

The barge McArthur is discharging 240 tons coal screenings in Richardson's dock.

The tug Edmond and barges with wood were discharged at the penitentiary dock yesterday.

The prop. Shickluna has been chartered to carry corn from Toledo to Kingston at 3 cents per bushel.

The prop. Cuba, from Chicago, lightened her cargo of wheat here and proceeded to Montreal. She has about 150 passengers on board.

The schr. B.W. Folger, with a cargo of lumber, was anchored in the harbour today waiting until the high wind, which prevailed, had moderated.

It is stated that evidence in regard to the Oriental disaster is still before the minister of justice. He has not yet decided whether or not to order a prosecution of the owner.

Arrivals: schr. Eliza White, Charlotte, 218 tons coal; prop. Cuba, Chicago, 7,570 bush. wheat; schr. Philo Bennett, Oswego, 177 tons coal.

The prop. Scotia has returned to Garden Island from Toledo with timber. Thomas Mills and T.J. Thompson were passengers on board the steamer. They enjoyed the trip very much.

The schr. White Oak, with a cargo of coal, started from Charlotte yesterday morning at 8 o'clock and arrived here at 6 o'clock, completing the trip of ninety-five miles in ten hours.

The steam barge Isaac May and three barges with timber from Georgian Bay, were anchored in the stream until 10:30 o'clock this morning when they cleared for Ogdensburg.

An expedition has left for Spider Island to release the schr. Frank D. Barker. She will be pumped out, and it is thought with the aid of marine screws she can be easily launched into deep water.

Warner's beautiful steam yacht Siesta is hard on the rocks at Eel Bay, near the spot where the canoeists held a meeting some time ago. She is four feet under water forward. She went ashore late last night. The Island Wanderer tried to pull her off today but could not move her.

This morning about eight o'clock when the steamer Islander, en route for Alexandria Bay, passed Rock Island light, Capt. Miller saw the yacht Gracie close to the shore. On returning the yacht was discovered to be under water, and close to where she lay there floated bed clothing and various other articles. The crew, consisting of Dr. Begg, W. Middleton, and the owner, Mr. Campbell, stepped ashore and were sitting on the rocks looking very melancholy when the Islander passed.

Back From England - "...Capt. Crawford laughs at the rumor that he was over to buy a Clyde built steamer for American service between Rochester and Ogdensburg. It would hardly pay to buy a boat on the Clyde and pay fifty per cent duty to put her in American waters."

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 24, 1888