The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Aug 1899

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Aug. 8, 1899

p.1 &2 - damaged.

p.5 Goderich Marine Notes - Aug. 7th - James G. Blaine came in with corn for Mooers' elevator; when told not to unload the corn because it was damp, the second mate pulled a gun; it was towed out by tug Huron.

p.6 The Myles' Grain Cargo - Capt. T. Donnelly, agent of Lloyds', has returned from Prescott after looking over the damaged cargo in the prop. Myles, in the interest of the insurance company, which holds the risk on it. The cargo consists of 50,000 bushels of corn, and the whole of it is in a damaged condition. A survey was held, with the result that the boat was exonerated from any liability in connection with the damaged corn. The evidence went to show that the corn shipped from Duluth by Lorkhe & Co. of New York was damaged before it was taken into the steamer and did not get wet while on the route to Prescott. It appears that on account of heavy rains in the western states a great deal of grain had to be stored while in a soggy condition, and the corn in question was stored while wet, and this accounts for its condition when the propeller arrived at Prescott. The corn was offered to be sold.

Incidents of the Day - The schooner Burton, light, cleared this afternoon for Charlotte to load coal for this port.

Improved Boat Service - Folgers to add an observation yacht to 50 mile ramble next year.

Deck Hand Drowned - Capt. George O'Brien, of steamer Argyle, reported deck hand missing on trip from Kingston. [Oswego Palladium]

Arrivals at Craig's wharf since Sunday: steamer Argyle from Charlotte; steamer Michigan from Montreal; steamer Alexandria from Charlotte.

The steamyacht Cruiser from Toronto arrived in port yesterday and left again this afternoon. She is a beautiful craft with two decks.

There were no arrivals since Saturday at the M.T. company or Richardsons' elevator and the men enjoyed a holiday yesterday. On such an occasion there is generally a great influx of grain, and yesterday was therefore a rare occasion.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Aug 1899