The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 30, 1889

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The tug Thompson and barges arrived today from Charlotte with coal.

The steamers Algerian from Toronto, Spartan from Montreal, and the Cuba from Chicago, called at Swift's yesterday.

The schr. Loretta Rooney, of Kingston, was among the first to navigate the Murray canal. She loaded timber at Trenton.

The directors of the Richelieu & Ontario navigation company have decided to run the boats between Montreal and Toronto till Oct. 1st.

Thomas Stanley, aged 42 years, of this city, deck hand on the steamer Freemason, fell out of a bunk at Ottawa and broke his collar bone.

The schooner Persia, Oswego, has on board a pleasant party composed of prominent citizens of Picton, Ont., who are making a tour of the lakes.

The repairs on the steamyacht Sport, wrecking by running between the spars of the sunken Vickery, have been completed. The boat is out again.

Yesterday the schr. Gulnair cleared for Fairhaven, where she will load coal for Hamilton at 40 cents per ton. The schooner received a new bilge pump and rudder while here.

The steambarge Manistee and consorts Angus Smith and M.L. Coyne, have reached Oswego from Kingston. Harvey Bennett, who left Oswego 30 years ago, is captain of the Angus Smith.

Capt. Visgar, of the New Island Wanderer, states that a flash light is to be placed on the Wanderer next season, and that she will have control of the trips around the islands both day and night.

There is a little sensational history connected with the schooner E.A. Vickery (sic - A.E. Vickery ?), recently wrecked on the St. Lawrence river. It is said to be owned by Frank F. Cole, a Chicago man, from whom his wife obtained in 1885 a divorce, and who was awarded by the court $50 per month alimony. But $200 of the amount has been paid, leaving a balance of $2,626.12 in favor of Mrs. Cole. Last week she secured in Chicago an execution for the balance, and an injunction has been issued forbidding the insurance companies from paying the losses sustained by them on the foundering of the schooner until Mrs. Cole's suit is tried. The spars of the schooner are now all broken off and the channel clear. The schooner is not to be raised.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 30, 1889