The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 17, 1889

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p.1 He Was Fined Ten Dollars - A short time ago the tug McArthur went from Collinsby to Quebec with a raft. On the way down the raft was left at the Prescott dock and the tug proceeded to Ogdensburg, where she loaded coal. The raft was then taken in tow again and later the tug was seized by order of the Prescott customs officers, because her captain did not report after calling at an American port. A deposit of $100 was left at Prescott by the owners of the tug and the matter of the seizure was referred to the authorities at Ottawa for consideration. Mr. Leslie was fined $10. He is of the opinion that he should not have been taxed at all.


The schr. White Oak cleared for Oswego this morning with ties.

The schr. Jessie Breck is discharging railroad iron at Wallaceburg.

The schr. A. Foster, from Oswego, is discharging coal at Breck & Booth's dock.

The yacht Sirius, of Clayton, took a fishing party down the canal this morning.

The schr. Julia left on Saturday for Oswego, light. She will bring back a load of coal.

The str. Khartoum brought a large party of excursionists yesterday from the city to Simcoe and Horsehoe Islands.

Prop. Scotia and tow have cleared for Manistee to load timber for Collinsby. The schr. J.G. Worts reached here today from Toledo.

The following steamers called at Swift's wharf since Saturday: Corinthian, Persia, Celtic and Kathleen from Montreal; Passport from Toronto; Ocean, from St. Catharines.

On Saturday the tug McArthur left for Quebec with a raft containing ten drams and a lockage. Five clerks in the employ of the bank of Montreal, at Montreal, joined the raft here for a sail down the river.

Arrivals: Schr. L. Wells, Sodus Point, 166 tons coal; schr. B.W. Folger, Oswego, 225 tons coal; tug William Proctor, Clayton, light; schr. (sic) C. Ferris, Oswego, light; schr. (sic) Rosedale, Oswego, 40,000 bushels corn; schr. Oliver Mowat, Cleveland, 541 tons coal; schr. Fleet Wing, Chicago, 324 tons coal.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 17, 1889