The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 19, 1888

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The schr. Grantham has laid up at Amherstburg.

The schrs. J.R. Proctor and Philo Bennett are loading for Oswego.

The props. Munro and Canada, laden with grain, passed down the river today.

The steamer Empress of India passed here yesterday for Montreal with a cargo of apples.

For parties in Toronto R. Davis, boat-builder, is estimating the cost of building a steam yacht seventy feet long.

The elevators worked all yesterday discharging grain from vessels into barges, and relieving the blockade into the harbor.

Hanson Burke, a Swedish sailor, from Chicago, fell from aloft in the schooner Comanche off Point au Barques, and was instantly killed.

The steamer Sirius, owned by S.G. Johnston, Clayton, has been sold to Henry Darrou, Alexandria Bay, where she will be run the coming summer as a pleasure boat.

The schr. Hartford is at Clayton, laid up for the winter. The Hartford has had a successful season in the iron ore and grain trade on the lakes. C.E. Rees, W.H. Consaui, G.H. McKinley and Captain W. O'Toole, Clayton, are the owners.

At the annual meeting of the Oswego yacht club the following officers were elected: Commodore, Allen Ames; vice-commodore, Switz Condle; secretary, W.B. Phelps, jr.; treasurer, Elliot Mott; fleet surgeon, Dr. J.W. Eddy. The membership is larger than ever. The proprietor of the Doolittle house contributes a handsome and valuable cup to be sailed for in 1889.

Yesterday the gates at lock No. 3 in the Cornwall canal broke and traffic has stopped until they can be repaired. Fortunately many of the light and laden barges had passed through. The Montreal Transportation company worked yesterday, discharging vessels, sufficient barges having arrived. It was expected that the last of the fleet of propellers would be unloaded tonight.

Later - The damage to lock No. 3, Cornwall canal, is repaired. The canal is all right again.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 19, 1888