The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Nov 1895

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Several schooners are lying wind-bound at Swift's dock.

The str. Alberta has been laid up for the season, at the foot of Princess Street.

The tug Active cleared this morning for Montreal with six barges, grain laden.

The schr. Collier, from Toledo, with 10,000 bushels of corn, is at the M.T. Co.'s dock.

The work of re-planking Gunn's wharf is underway, but will not be completed for some time to come.

The str. D.D. Calvin and consort Ceylon arrived at the M.T. Co.'s elevators this morning, from Fort William, with 80,000 bushels of wheat.

The schr. Augusta, that came down from Fort William in tow of the str. Calvin, is discharging 60,000 bushels of wheat at Portsmouth. It is consigned to James Richardson & Sons.

The str. Bannockburn and consort passed the American Soo at eight o'clock yesterday morning, bound down from Fort William to this port with wheat.

The sloop Pilot, from Napanee, with rye, the sloop Idlewild, from Picton with rye, and the sloop Laura D., light, from Prescott, are at Richardson & Son's elevator.

Word has been received in the city that the str. Owen Sound, instead of going to Collingwood from the scene of the accident to herself and the Worts, proceeded to Owen Sound with a lighter, both having damaged cargoes aboard.

An Old Time Sailor - John Marsh, spent seven years on British man-of-war; "During the threatened Fenian invasion in 1867 he was on board the gunboat St. Andrew, one of four similar boats that were fitted out at Montreal to protect the frontier between this city and Montreal. He put in the summer of that year on board that boat, and afterwards did duty on the old steamer Highlander that now lies in the graveyard back of Garden Island. This boat was owned by the Calvin company, and was fitted out by the government as a gunboat to patrol the river. The other boats which done similar duty were the Canada, Royal, Mohawk and St. Andrew. Mr. Marsh can relate many amusing incidents that occurred while he plied the St. Lawrence in defence of Canada."

p.4 Damaged In The River - Amherstburg, Nov. 18th - The Wallula bound up with whaleback 131, parted her towline in entering the river yesterday evening. The tug Runnells picked her up. The tug broke down and the whaleback ran into her and broke her stern. She will have to go into dry-dock.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Nov 1895