The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 8, 1889

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Arrivals: tug Traveller, Montreal, barges.

Cleared: tug Thompson, Montreal, barges of grain; schr. Emerald, Fairhaven, light.

The Norseman arrived on Wednesday from Port Hope. She will be hauled out at Portsmouth.

Yesterday the schr. Emerald discharged timber at Garden Island and cleared for the west.

The schr. Waubeshene, on her way here from ( unreadable ) railroad iron here.

The steambarge Isaac May, lying at the pier, Port Colborne, rolled one of her smoke stacks off on Wednesday night. The schr. Watertown lost her foreboom.

The schr. Jessie Breck arrived yesterday from Brockville where she had been in service in connection with the steamer Armstrong. The schr. S. Neelon will take the Breck's place.

The chains are under the barge Gaskin, and it is expected that it will not take long to get everything in readiness to bring her to the surface. One pontoon will be used in raising the barge.

Yesterday afternoon at three o'clock the schr. Annie Falconer, Capt. Dandy, headed from Oswego for Gananoque. There was a heavy sea running and the wind ahead and a good many thought the Falconer would bring up somewhere around Stony Island, but she didn't. A despatch received from Gananoque says: "Falconer arrived here at nine o'clock last night." How is that?

The Department Euchred - Ottawa, Nov. 8th - Early last season D. MacMurchy and G.S. Mithie, Toronto, applied for permission to bring the yacht Merle to Canada without being registered and her use permitted in Canadian waters. This was refused and a demand was made by the customs department for the payment of duty. The gentlemen named neither completed registration nor paid duty, and accordingly, after a while, acting Collector Douglas put the yacht under detention. Upon urgent representations the collector was instructed to defer taking action pending representations to be made to the department. While the Merle was under detention these representations, failing to come to hand, Commissioner Johnston withdrew his permission for further delay, and, as soon as this became known to Messrs. Michie and MacMurchy, they had the yacht spirited away one night to Oswego, where it is supposed she now is. The officials acknowledge that they have been euchred.

p.2 Work At The Dry Dock - to get stone at Belleville.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 8, 1889