The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Aug 1877

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p.3 Marine - arrivals and departures.

W.W. - Utica & Black River Railroad is building a new steamer at Clayton.

Aug. 14, 1877

p.2 Total Loss - str. Cumberland, ashore at Isle Royale, Lake Superior, built at Port Robinson in 1864 (1861?), 609 tons.

p.3 Marine - Parties are in the city today arranging for the despatch of a wrecking party (Messrs. Calvin & Breck's) to raise the schr. Lillie Parsons, coal laden, sunk at Brockville.

-The tug Ellswood, having broken her cylinder shaft, the tug Lady Franklin went to her assistance and brought the disabled boat and her barges to this harbor.

Passed Through the Welland Canal: Sweden, Lake Superior, Kingston, timber; Prince Alfred, Cheboygan, Collins' Bay, timber; Mary Lyons, Chicago, Kingston, corn; Ella Murton, Toledo, Kingston, corn; A. Muir, Middle Island, Kingston, timber; Two Friends, Toledo, Kingston, corn; barge H.F. Church, Chicago, Kingston, wheat; D.R. Van Allan, Dresden, Quebec, timber; Canada, Milwaukee, Montreal, wheat; Armenia, Toledo, Montreal, wheat.

Freights - We believe there is considerable enquiry for grain vessels, and freights are advancing accordingly. Of up freights, however, there is a scarcity, consequent upon the ruinous effect left upon trade by the recent railway and coal mining strikes.

W.W. - Chicago charters to Kingston - Schrs. Mary Copland and Hammond, corn at 6 cents.

- On account of low water, the str. Maud will hereafter make her trips to Kingston by the head of the island instead of through the canal.

Ill With Fever - Capt. Morden, of str. Picton, formerly of Maud.

The Yacht Run - Alarm, Ripple, Geraldine.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Aug 1877