The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 6, 1889

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The schr. Wawanosh arrived this morning from Toledo with 23,000 bushels corn.

The strs. Spartan from Toronto and the Algerian from Montreal called at Swift's yesterday afternoon.

The schr. Albacore has been chartered for a cargo of corn from Toledo to Kingston. The rate is said to be 3 cents.

The schrs. B.W. Folger, Herbert Dudley, Hanlan and Eliza Fisher laden with lumber cleared this morning for Oswego.

The claim of the yacht Katie Gray to first place in the 36 foot class at Oswego is causing discussion. The place was awarded to the Vision, of Cobourg, on time allowance, but the Oswego people claim that the calculation was wrongly made.

Judgement has been rendered in the case of R.H. Bradfield & Co., against A.W. Hepburn, the owner of the steamer Alexandria, in favour of the plaintiffs for $58.44, the value of window glass alleged to have been shipped by the Alexandria from Montreal to Morrisburg and lost in transit.

One of the prettiest schooners on Lake Ontario at the present time is the Ella Murton, commanded by Captain Saunders, says the Empire. During his stay in port Capt. Saunders has been busily engaged in repainting the Murton, and the result is very apparent. Decks, cabins, spars, everything that could be reached by a brush has been touched up, and from the dock the Ella Murton looks more like a yacht than a freight schooner.

A Vessel In Distress - Milwaukee, Wis., Sept. 6th - The steamer City of Traverse, of the Lake Superior line, was towed in here yesterday by the steambarge Annie Laura, in a disabled condition. The Traverse was bound from Lake Superior with a full compliment of freight and passengers. When off Little Point au Sable, the rudder stock was broken by the pounding of the heavy sea and the rudder was carried away. The steamer fell off in the trough of the sea and for a time she was at the mercy of the waves. Many of the passengers had not yet retired and those who had were soon awakened by the rolling of the vessel. Capt. Twitchell and his crew did everything possible to keep the steamer's head to the sea. Calmness of the officers, combined with the discipline of the crew, restored confidence in the minds of the passengers. After several hours hard work the steamer was brought up in the wind and rode easily from that to ten o'clock in the morning when the Annie Laura was sighted.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 6, 1889