The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), 6 Jul 1885

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-The schr. Clara White is loading ties for Oswego.

-The steamer Rideau Belle arrived from Portland with a good load this morning.

-A red flag is displayed from a flag staff at Muskegon, Mich., previous to a storm.

-Grain freights were improved at Chicago on Saturday. No charters were made for Kingston.

-The schr. Edward Blake has arrived at Garden Island from Toledo with 19,000 feet of timber.

-The prop. Celtic has left Montreal with the lighthouse supplies. She is expected here this evening.

-The sailors of the schr. Abbie L. Andrews did not strike for $1.50 a day at Grindstone Island recently.

-The schooners Annie M. Foster, Oliver Mowat and Elgin are lying at the Iron Ore dock light.

-The tug Glide left on Saturday with two barges for Montreal. They were laden with grain and sand stone.

-The steamer Annie Cuthbert arrived at Swift's this morning from Toronto. She will go to Belleville to run on the ferry.

-The tug Thompson has gone to Oswego with three light barges to load coal, and three American barges laden with ashes.

-The schr. Parthenon, arrived at the M.T. Company from Port Hope on Saturday, with a cargo of 953 bushels of peas, and 1,800 bushels of wheat.

-The steambarge D.D. Calvin and consorts - Bavaria, Prussia, Norway and Denmark are at Garden Island with timber. They came from French River, Georgian Bay.

-The steamer Canada was tied up at Cornwall last week in an action of wages upon the complaint of a number of hands. She has been released, a sum of money equal to the amount of the claim having been paid intoCourt.

-Chartering at Cleveland is still dropping off. The Canadian schooner Jura was at Cleveland Thursday, and took on a load of block stone, but sprung a leak, and was compelled to unload and clear light for Port Colborne, where she will be docked and repaired.

-While passing through the draw bridge on Saturday evening about ten o'clock, the steambarge Freemason became unmanageable through the strong east wind, and was blown against Mr. Knapp's boathouses which were considerably damaged through the shock. After a little manoeuvering, however, she was got under control and proceeded on her way.

-The schr. Willie Keller, of Oswego, bound from Fair Haven to Detroit, laden with 520 tons of coal, sunk in the harbor at Port Colborne on Friday. She was lying on the side of the harbor, resting on the side of the wall, and careened over. The captain, not thinking the vessel was making water, had a tug come to pull her off, expecting to see her right up. But when the tug pulled out, she failed to come up, and went down near the centre of the harbor. She lies on about an even keel, on a mud bottom, in about eighteen feet of water. Her cargo is insured in the Continental, and her hull in the pool.

-The steamers Reindeer and Varuna had a very exciting race on Saturday morning from Deseronto down the Napanee river. The Reindeer came out victorious and the passengers cheered amid great excitement. Both boats ae considered smart, and for a long time considerable rivalry existed as to which could make the best time. Captain Porter, of the Varuna, was determined to have the matter settled, but was much disappointed in the result of the contest.

The Fourth of July - account of sculling race between Hanlon and Lee at Clayton; attendence of Hero, Maud, St. Lawrence, Ontario (about twenty steamers in all); Second class yacht race - thirteen Laura of Oswego, Laura of Kingston, Minnie D. of Gananoque; Steam yacht race between Jessie N. of Alexandria Bay, Jessie Bain and Jeanette of Clayton.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), 6 Jul 1885