The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Oct 1878

Full Text

p.3 W.W. - Kitty Friel and consort on way here with lumber.

- schr. Lady Macdonald loaded wheat for Kingston, not Glasgow.

Oct. 28, 1878

p.3 Marine Notes - The M.T. Co. reports today: schooner Lincoln, from Chicago, 10,000 bush wheat; Gibraltar, do, 19,500 bush wheat; Grimsby, do, 19,000 do. The tug Bronson left for Montreal with the following barges: Harvest, 15,100 bush wheat and corn; Glengarry, 14,000 bush wheat; Toledo, 20,840 bush wheat; Lorne, 12,319 bush corn; Wheat Bin, 20,000 bush wheat; Arab, 17,200 do; Ontario, 16,500 bush peas.

The other firms report no arrivals.

Apples For England - The steamer Picton loaded at South Bay last week 2,000 barrels of apples, which she took to Montreal for shipment for England. The apples grown in this part of Canada are probably the best in the world in point of flavor.

Nearly A Fatal Accident - Recently while the steam barge Kitty Friel was in the vicinity of Jones' Falls, the captain, Wm. Neville, became dizzy while shoving the boat along, seemed to loose his equilibrium, and fell back into the hold. He was found insensible, and was taken to Dr. McGee, living near, who declared that the injury was fatal. The boat proceeded down the canal, being locked through on Sunday to allow the injured man to be conveyed to his home in Ottawa. On reaching Smith's Falls, Dr. McCallum visited the sufferer. He found that one rib had become nearly separated from the spinal column, causing great pain, besides he had serious injury to the head. It has since been considered safe for him to proceed on to Ottawa.

W.W. - steamers Corsican and Dominion anchored at South Bay.

Media Type:
Item Type:
Date of Publication:
26 Oct 1878
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
Creative Commons licence:
pd [more details]
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Oct 1878