The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Oct 1876

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p.2 Marine - schooner Mocking Bird ashore at Long Point, has broken in two and is total loss.

Port Colborne - down, Oct. 21st.

p.3 Passed Down - bark Hemisphere eluded tug.

W.W. Queen discontinued trips to Brockville; comes to Kingston on Monday, Thursday and Saturday.

Plentiful Catch - so heavy that fishermen and dealers have trouble selling it; Cape Vincent market is full.

Oct. 24, 1876

p.1 The Ferry - letter to editor complaining about ferry - signed a Taxpayer of Wolfe Island.

p.3 W.W. - Capt. Henderson of the lost schr. Orient says the Stoney Point lighthouse is the best kept on the whole chain of lakes. That is one good stave for Newton Smith, the light keeper.

-The sinking and wreck of the schooner Orient involves a loss of $12,000, exclusive of the steam pumps on board when she went down. The vessel and pumps were owned by Oswego parties.

-steamers on Bay of Quinte are trying to ruin each other.

Oct. 25, 1876

p.2 Lake Freights - improving, 2 1/2 cents per bushel from Kingston and Bay of Quinte ports to Oswego.

p.3 W.W. - Fanny Campbell passed through Welland Canal for Kingston.

Currency - new steam yacht Pilgrim launched at Mill Point.

Oct. 26, 1876

p.2 Power's Dock - The engine and pumping machinery of Power's dry dock have been tested, and are found to give satisfaction. The engine was built by the Kingston Foundry.

-sch. Oddfellow from Port Hope, with lumber, ashore under Fort Ontario.

p.3 Breezy - schooners Caroline Marsh and Great Western had sails damaged; str. Oswego Belle, Capt. Ely, carrying barley encountered storm after passing Ducks, gangways were smashed and 4,000 bushels of barley got wet.

The Late Mr. Slater - Superintendent of Rideau Canal -

W.W. - Pilgrim owned by Messrs. Rathbun made trial trip; a new vessel also in frame.

-sch. Hartford through Welland Canal for Kingston, wheat laden.

Oct. 27, 1876

p.3 Marine - sch. Odd Fellow ashore at Oswego owned by Jas. Robinson, worth $2,500.

Oct. 28, 1876

p.2 The Ferry - Pierrepont to make special trip.

p.3 W.W. - sch. Huron through Welland canal for Kingston.

Police - Joseph Humphry vs Captain Macdonald, of tug Wren - wages. Settled between the parties.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Oct 1876