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

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The tug Peerless and two barges cleared with 4,000 ties for Cape Vincent.

The schr. Norway has arrived at Garden Island with a cargo of timber from Toledo.

The schr. Bismarck, of Garden Island, has been stripped and relieved from active service.

The Montreal transportation company will build this winter two barges for lake service.

F. George, who was on the barge Brandon sunk on Lake Superior, returned to the city last night. He tells a thrilling experience of the disaster.

An attempt will be made on Wednesday to raise the steamer Oconto, sunk near the lighthouse at Fisher's Landing in 100 feet of water.

Collins, drowned off the prop. Tilley at Port Colborne, shipped at Kingston having come here from Liverpool. He was buried at Port Colborne.

The schr. Sylvester Neelon is lying here awaiting orders to sail for England. Capt. Milligan is in command. She received a new centreboard this week.

The prop. Armenia, from Toledo, is discharging timber and staves at Garden Island. On the route she broke her piston rod and had to get it repaired at Port Dalhousie.

It is thought the schr. Blanche is sunk near Poplar Point. A steam yacht scraped her bottom near the point on something which is supposed to be one of the masts of the unfortunate vessel.

The schr. W.Y. Emory, from Charlotte, has arrived with 330 tons of coal for Swift. The schr. Folger, from Oswego, and schr. Proctor, Charlotte, both laden with coal for Swift, are en route to this city.

The schr. Acacia had a rough passage from Charlotte to Toronto one night last week. The valve in her latrine was forced out and considerable water ran into her. She had 390 tons of coal on board.

Gentlemen interested in the steamers of the Richelieu & Ontario Navigation company have gone to New York, Albany and Boston to get pointers with a view of improving the steamers for next year.

Mariners contend the government should place two buoys on the shoal opposite the Kingston penitentiary; one between Cedar Island and Knapp's Point and two on the long shoal at Oak Point. The localities mentioned are very dangerous.

It was Capt. Beaupre, of the schr. Watertown, who rescued Frank Turner, the only survivor of the yachting accident, near Brockville. Capt. Beaupre hauled Turner into the yawl. The drowning man was nearly exhausted, and his first words were, "My God, I am the only one saved?"

The United States Treasury department has decided that where an American vessel en route to a foreign port springs a leak and sinks in American waters, and it becomes necessary to bring pumps from a foreign port for the purpose of raising her (domestic pumps not being obtainable) the duty assessed on such pumps may be refunded.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 8, 1888