The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Oct 1895

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p.1 Personal Mention - T. Gaskin arrived in the city on the str. Bannockburn last night. All hope of recovering the body of his uncle, drowned off the schooner Selkirk, has been abandoned.


The str. Bannockburn cleared light this afternoon for Charlotte to load coal.

The schr. Nellie Hunter, from Oswego, with screenings, is at Crawford's dock discharging.

The str. America makes two trips per day between Cape Vincent and Kingston until Nov. 1st.

The str. Glengarry and consort, from Fort William, with wheat, were expected to arrive this afternoon.

The tug Active cleared, light, for down the river this morning. She will return with barges from Prescott.

Quite a fresh gale blew from the south-west last night but did not do any damage to craft bound for this port.

The str. Bannockburn, with consorts Winnipeg and Selkirk, arrived from Fort William last night, with 170,000 bushels of wheat.

On Wednesday the schr. Eliza Fisher, in entering Cobourg harbor, struck bottom. Her cargo of coal for Newcastle is being lightened into the schr. Vienna. To save the craft from the heavy sea injuring her keel the captain scuttled her.

Capt. William Morton (Molton, Motton ?), aged 85 years, died on Oct. 10th, in Cobourg. He was for upwards of fifteen years commander of the merchant vessel Northumberland, engaged in the carrying trade on the great chain of lakes. It was the last vessel he sailed.

The str. North King has closed her trips from Port Hope to Charlotte and makes her last trip from Kingston tomorrow. The Cobourg World says: "It has been the ambition of Capt. Jerrell and his subordinates to make their passengers as comfortable as possible, and it is the universal opinion of their patrons that this season has been characterized by this feature in a very noticeable degree."

p.2 Would Not Sell - Toronto, Oct. 19th - Last year the str. City of Windsor carried away two or three gates of lock one, Welland canal, at Port Dalhousie. The claims against her now amount to about $5,000. She is rated by Lloyd's as worth $14,000. When she was put up at auction by order of the maritime court, the highest bid was $1,800. This was made by a Port Hope man. She was withdrawn.

letter to Editor from James S. Potter, re. Sailors' Rest - attendance and finances.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Oct 1895