The Maritime History of the Great Lakes

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Arrivals at Garden Island: Str. Clinton and barges Lisgar and Grimsby, Toledo, timber; str. Armenia and barges Norway and Valencia, Toledo, timber. Departures: str. Jack, Traverse City, light.

Capt. Thomas Dobbie, Oswego, N.Y., one of the best known retired tug men on Lake Ontario, died at his home on Saturday, aged eighty years.

Captain Saunders is making repairs to his vessel.

The schooner Kate was in with 6,000 bushels of peas from Belleville.

The schooner Ballou is in Davis' drydock, being caulked and repaired otherwise.

Richardson & Sons are loading the barge Dorchester for Montreal with 25,000 bushels of peas.

The Calvin Company's raft No. 2 left Saturday evening for Quebec in tow of str. Hiram Calvin.

The schr. Two Brothers is in from Hay Bay. Her cargo consists of 4,000 bushels of barley and rye.

The schr. Vienna entered Davis' drydock today to have caulking done and a new forefoot made.

Cleared from Garden Island today: Str. Armenia with barges Valencia and Norway for Duluth, light.

Two cargoes of wheat were placed at Duluth for Kingston at 3 1/2 cents, the vessel paying the tolls in the Welland canal.

Cleared from Garden Island: str. Clinton with barges Lisgar and Grimsby for Ontonagon to load timber for here.

The barge Lisgar, in tow of the str. Clinton, left for Walkerville last night. She was loaded by Richardson & Sons with rye.

William Marsh, Oswego, purchased a three eighths interest in the schooner G.C. Houghton, from the Martin estate, for $400.

The str. Guide, which ran between Sacketts Harbor and Henderson last summer, was burned to the water's edge in Oswego harbor, Sunday morning. Loss $3,000. No casualties.

The steambarge King Ben was pulled out of the mud near Davis' dry-dock yesterday, by the combined efforts of the strs. Johnston and Pierrepont. The barge looks well in the water. She draws eight inches less than was expected, so she will be all right for the Rideau canal this summer.

She Will Go Through Canada - The steel schooner Priscilla, designed by Cary Smith as a sloop to defend the America's Cup in 1885, has left for Cleveland, O., the home of her new owners. The boat will stop at Quebec, Montreal, Kingston and Toronto. Capt. Henry Baker, one of the most experienced sailing masters of the lakes, is in charge.

p.8 Looking For A Vessel - Chicago, May 8th - U.S. revenue cutter Calumet is looking for schr. Oakleaf, Capt. John Crangie, supposed to be smuggling 50 barrels of Canadian whiskey.

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    Latitude: 41.4995 Longitude: -81.69541
Rick Neilson
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