The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Jun 1877

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p.2 ad for Excursion on str. Hastings to Thousand Islands.

-ad for Excursion on str. Magnet to Rochester and Oswego on 4th July.


Vessel Accident - The schooner Groton ran ashore on Snake Island on Tuesday last, and in raising the centreboard the mate of the vessel was struck by the wince (sic), fracturing his skull.

Ashore - The schr. Lady Macdonald, of Port Burwell, went ashore in a fog this morning in the little sand bay just west of Salmon Point. She is light loaded with five hundred and ten tons coal, Black River to Brockville. She is on sand and lying easy.

The Smash - The accident to the Montreal Transportation Company's steam hoister, the other day, was not of much account. The appearances were bad, but the actual damage has been very light. The whole expense of repairing will not be more than $20.

Accident - The schr. Avery, which arrived here yesterday, had an unfortunate trip. On her way to Kingston from Bay City she ran ashore near Skilagillee light, Lake Michigan, and it cost $2,500 to be towed off and put in shape to continue her passage to Kingston.

For Sale - the steambarge Indian, capacity 250,000 feet lumber, to be sold at auction.


-The City of Kingston is on the Picton and Belleville route.

-The schr. Lady Macdonald, which went ashore west of Salmon Point light on Saturday morning, was towed off yesterday morning without any damage.

-Captain Collier has been negotiating for a new and fast sailing steamer for his old route on the bay. The New Nation learns that he has had the speed tested, and that she can easily run twelve miles an hour.

Arrivals since Saturday: Schr. Olive Branch, Oswego, 211 tons coal. St. L. F. Co.; B.W. Folger, Oswego, 300 tons coal, Gas Company; Morning Star, Charlotte, 105 tons coal, Asylum; Clinton, Chicago, 20,785 bush corn; T.Y. Avery, Muskegon, 269,340 feet timber; Graton, Bay City, 212 pieces of timber, Calvin & Breck.

Collins' Bay, June 16th - Arrivals - Tug Metamora, from Grand Manitoulin, with barges W. Russell, G. Manly and H. Benson, with timber; Emerald, from Bay City, with timber; Shandon, from Lake Superior, timber. Departures - Schr. Albacon (sic) for Lake Superior, light; Fanny Campbell, for Toledo, light; Margaret A. Muir, for Grand Island, Mich., light; Manzanilla, for Lake Superior, light.

Passed Welland Canal - Schr. Cecilia, Collins' Bay, Romney, light; St. Lawrence, Kingston, Ludington, light; S. & J. Collier, Cleveland, Kingston, coal; Gleniffer, Bear Creek, Kingston, timber; Wacousta, Cleveland, Kingston, coal; H. Roney, Toledo, Garden Island, timber; Montana, Toledo, Clayton, timber; H. Folger, Munising, Kingston, timber; M.J. Wilcox, Alpena, Clayton, timber; Rival, Black River, Brockville, coal; Clyde, Bay City, Kingston, timber; steam barge Clinton, Bay City, Kingston, staves.

The Timber Trade - schooners Anglo Saxon and St. Lawrence load at Ludington for Kingston, owned by Mr. J. Dawson of Sombra, Ont.

The River Rates - dropped from four cents to three cents per bushel between Kingston and Montreal.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Jun 1877