The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 16, 1889

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p.1 Seizure Of A Schooner - Respecting the seizure of the schr. Gaskin at this port for having had repairs done at an American port and neglecting to report the matter to the customs officials, Capt. Gaskin says the commodore of the tow to which the Gaskin belonged had forgotten about the repairs to the schooner and consequently did not notify the custom house officer. Some time ago the Gaskin had her forefoot destroyed. The boat could not be hauled out here, and the owners of the Port Dalhousie dry dock were asked if they would repair her. The dock was full and would not be empty for a long time. The proprietor of the Port Robinson dry dock was asked to repair the schooner. He could not do the work, and the boat had to go to Detroit, where she received the repairs. The work would have been done in Canada if it could have been done at once.


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

The schr. Singapore arrived this morning from Charlotte with coal.

The str. Algerian from Toronto this morning had 110 passengers.

Arrivals: barge Lark, Fair Haven, 482 tons coal; barge Jet, Fair Haven, 641 tons coal.

During the past few days a great many mariners have been discussing the loss of the steamer Ocean Wave. The date of the disaster has not been properly fixed. Capt. M. Staley says the steamer Ocean Wave was lost off Long Point in 1853, and the members of her crew were drowned. The bodies were washed ashore at Wolfe Island, and buried near Sand Bay.

General Paragraphs - The str. Glide has been hauled out on Davis' dry dock. She will receive a new stem and wheel and other repairs. The barge Cleveland will receive a new forefoot and be thoroughly caulked on the same dock.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 16, 1889