The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 2, 1889

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p.1 Incidents Of The Day - Four times the prop. Haskell lightened her cargo in the Welland Canal on Sundays, and each time the act was followed by a disaster.

Deseronto Doings - Navigation has closed on the Napanee river, the str. Deseronto making her last trip out of there on Saturday morning and having to break ice all the way out.


The insurance on vessels ran out on Saturday. Few vessels were out in the storm of yesterday.

The schr. Watertown arrived in Ogdensburg on Saturday after having experienced very heavy weather.

The schr. Julia, on her last trip, made excellent time. She left here Friday night just as the electric lights were going out and arrived at Oswego at seven o'clock next morning. She discharged her cargo of barley and loaded coal. At eight o'clock yesterday she cleared from Oswego and arrived here at two o'clock. She will, after unloading, go into winter quarters. Captain Vandusen is in command.

A dozen sailors, under the influence of liquor, boarded the schooner Sir C.T. Van Straubenzie, at Oswego, and demanded that the second mate, F. Talmage, Picton, desert the vessel. They said he was a "scab" and unworthy of living. They crowded into the cabin and Capt. Tribb telephoned for the police. The men dispersed. At the marine elevator the sailors again demanded the surrender of the second mate.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 2, 1889