The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 20, 1889

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The schr. Julia is loading barley at Cole's dock for Oswego.

The prop. Acadia, from Montreal, and str. Spartan from Toronto called at Swift's last night.

Arrivals: prop. Lake Michigan, Chicago, 27,000 bushels corn; schr. B.W. Folger, Oswego, 250 tons coal; schr. Eliza Allen, Charlotte, 238 tons coal.

The schr. Annie Foster, Capt. Kennedy, is discharging coal at Breck & Booth's dock. She made the round trip between Oswego and Kingston in 28 hours.

The schr. Wawanosh, Bay City, Mich.; str. Armenia, schrs. Denmark and Norway, Cheboygan, Mich., and Laura, Toledo, are unloading timber at Garden Island.

Last evening as the prop Stimson, with the barge Newsboy in tow, laden with grain from Chicago, was coming into the harbor, she ran ashore a short distance from the shoal tower. The captain felt the vessel grinding on the bottom and he reversed the engine. She was got off without much difficulty.

p.2 THE WRECKING LAWS - The minister of customs will be getting into hot water continually until the wrecking laws are amended. Cases are constantly occurring in which the law, as it stands, has to be infringed or valuable property left to go to ruin. Wise men must see that a continuation of the present order of things cannot be thought of. Public opinion cries out against it, and the government can respect public opinion if the senate will not. The fact is that the wrecking laws should be laid to one side as the president of the United States laid aside the retaliatory laws, and common sense brought into play in the control of matters affecting the commercial marine. Can this be done? What's to prevent it? Can't the honorable the minister of customs exercise his prerogatives a little more? Can't he do as the secretary of the U.S. treasury does, grant his permission to the boatmen to do the work which emergency calls for? He needn't be afraid of the senate. The present wrecking laws must go, and if needs be the senate must go with them.

p.4 Two Stranded Vessels - str. City of Cleveland and schr. John Martin near Duluth, coal laden.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 20, 1889