The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Nov 1877

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p.2 A dredge is deepening Picton harbour.

Belleville - Burning of the Warehouse - elevator burned, caused by spark from tug, Kincardine lay aground at elevator loaded with a cargo of rye, was saved with great difficulty.


-The West Wind, laden with barley for Oswego, ran ashore at Point Frederick last night. The M.T. Co's tug Active pulled her off this afternoon.

-The Ocean Wave was reported ashore at Wolfe Island, but this rumour turned out to be untrue.

-Two vessels grounded in Port Hope harbour yesterday morning. The Prince Alfred, after grounding, lost her masts.

-A yacht is reported to have gone ashore (name unknown) near Hon. Mr. Cartwright's farm.

The Coal Trade - The Sarnia Canadian in noticing the schooner Fanny Campbell, recently fitted up here with iron tank for the coal oil trade, says that this season she will make only one trip, and that one directly to Montreal. For next season Mr. Macmillan's programe is to run the oil-schooner to Kingston only, where the old Morton distillery property lately bought will be used as receiving depot. Thence the oil is to be conveyed by barges to Montreal, where Mr. Macmillan's refinery is located. It is intended to make eleven trips during next season of navigation. So there is not to be a refinery after all at the old Morton place.

Saved - schr. Bismarck saved Sweden's cargo.

Stopped - Corsican the last of Royal Mail Line running upwards.

The Rideau - low water, str. Olive running between Smith's Falls and Newboro.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Nov 1877