The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Jun 1878

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p.2 Hanlan -

p.3 Man Killed - Robert McClymont, a native of Ballyhalbert, Co. Down, Ireland, and a sailor on the schr. Ada Medora, was killed a little outside the harbour this morning. When the vessel was coming down the lake, a little this side of Snake Island, the deceased went to the main mast head. He furled the main gaff topsail, and unbent the sheet. On descending to make it fast to the halyard block of the gaff he fell from the cross trees and struck the gaff, then bounded overboard. Captain D. Begg heard the splash and cut the small boat loose, and put the men into it, all this not occupying more than three or four minutes. But McClymont was not seen after. It is supposed he was killed by the fall, and did not rise to the surface after disappearing.

Yachting - meeting to be held to form club.

Shot At - a fisherman was shot at while raising nets near Amherst Island.

VESSEL CARGOES - From numerous points complaints come (damaged print) not stated, but that they do occur there can be no doubt, though the fact is unknown until the vessels are unloaded, and then the Captain must make up, by a deduction from his bill for freight, the deficiency, whatever it may be. Kingston forwarders, among others, we notice by the correspondence sent from here to the Chicago Inter-Ocean, have been gently rubbed for insisting upon the shortages being made up. Of course vessel owners grumble and they have a right to. The rates of carriage are now so low that they cannot afford to lose the cost of a single bushel. But where does the errors take place, placing the lightest construction upon the matter possible? Certainly where the cargoes are loaded. Here, when vessels are unloaded, the captain or mate checks every bushel that is weighed, and the scales and weights bear the stamp of the Government Inspector, so that we cannot see how the least injustice can be done, nor do we believe that the vessel men in this part suffer by the system of elevating that is pursued. We hold that the shortage cannot be laid to local mismanagement, and the best critical enquiry will make this fact manifast.


M.T. Co. - The arrivals here are: Schr. Monticello, Chicago, 10,438 bushels of wheat; Victor, from Toledo, 17,586 bush of corn; tug Bronson and four barges, light. Subsequently the Bronson left for Montreal with the following barges: Chicago, 20,500 bush of peas; Glengarry, 15,000 bush of wheat; Relief, 5,000 bush of wheat and corn; Milwaukee, 17,000 bush of wheat and a large quantity of phosphate.

Swift's - The prop. Armenia, from Hamilton, and Lake Erie, from Hamilton, passed down; the props Cuba and Persia, the Alma Munroe and steamer Spartan, from Montreal. The City of New York touched on her way down from Chicago, and the prop. Nashua, from Detroit. The prop. Sovereign is loading steel rails at the Penitentiary for Duluth.

Holcomb & Stewart - The arrivals are: Prop. Armenia, Toronto, 16,700 bus of peas; schr. St. Clair, Toronto, 32,000 bush peas; Magellan, Toronto, 10,100 bus of wheat; tug Hiram A. Calvin and barge Lark, 3,609 bags of salt for A. Gunn & Co. The departures are: tug Chieftain and barge Frontenac, 21,000 bush of corn; barge Finch, 12,000 bush of peas and corn.

Chicago Forwarding Co. - Arrived: schr. Annie Foster, Charlotte, with about 150 tons of coal.

Garden Island - Arrivals: Schooner Norway, Grand Island, timber; schr. J.H. Breck, do, do. Departures: schr. Brooklyn, Sault Ste. Marie, light.

On Saturday Mr. Dugdale, the Custom House officer, was out sailing in a yacht, and capsized, and was rescued by parties from the island.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Jun 1878