The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), 11 Sep 1885

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p.4 Floating Facts - The schr. Jessie Breck has been laid up for the season.

-The schr. Clara White left for Oswego, with lath, this evening.

-The steambarge Reliance cleared for Oswego, with lumber, last night.

-The schr. Riverside left Oswego yesterday with a load of coal for Toledo.

-The schr. F.J. King will be rebuilt at Garden Island. She will be hauled out shortly.

-The schrs. B.W. Folger and A. Foster have arrived from Oswego with coal for Swift's.

-The schr. Oriental was taken below Cataraqui bridge this morning. She will be laid up.

-At a meeting of the Sailor's Union held at Chicago on Wednesday, the wages was raised from $1.50 to $2.00 per day.

-The schr. Oliver Mowat was towed to her moorings at the Iron Ore dock this morning from the K. & P. long dock.

-The schooner Sweetheart was chartered at Chicago on Wednesday. She will bring 34,000 bushels of wheat to Kingston.

-The following boats called at Swift's today: the steamers Passport, from Toronto; and Corinthian, from Montreal; the props. Dominion from Montreal and California from Chicago.

-The Canadian schooner Sweepstakes is reported ashore at Cove Island, at the mouth of the Georgian Bay. She is a 332 ton boat, owned by Waldie and others, Hamilton, and valued at $3,000.

-The schr. White Oak left today for Sir John's Island to load stone for Port Hope. A. Felix and R. Brown received the contract to load her and left with a gang of six men on the schooner. They will receive 75 cents a toise.

-During the storm Wednesday night the schooner Erie Wave capsized near Long Point. The woman cook, named McPherson, from Port Burwell, and a young man passenger were drowned; the remainder of the crew, the captain, and three men were picked up by the steambarge Indiana and brought to Port Colborne.

Port Colborne, Sept. 10th - Passed Down: Schrs. W.R. Taylor, J.R. Benson, and Augusta, Toledo to Kingston; schr. Gleniffer, Toledo to Kingston; schr. Pensaukee, Chicago to Ogdensburg; L.S. Hammond, Chicago to Kingston; steambarge Lincoln and consort, Whiskey Bay to Quebec; schr. J.W. Westcott, Chicago to Kingston; schr. Indian and consort, Sheboygan to Kingston; prop. California, Chicago to Montreal.

Port Dalhousie, Sept. 9th - Steamer Lothair and barge, Parry Sound, Oswego; schrs. Bolivia, Chicago to Kingston; A.B. Andrews, Chicago to Kingston.

Port Dalhousie, Sept. 10th - Passed Down: Props. California, Chicago, Montreal; Enterprise and barges Serpent River, Kingston; Lincoln and barge, Wioskabay, Quebec; schrs. W.R. Taylor, Toledo, Kingston; J.R. Benson, Toledo, Kingston; prop. Indian and barges, Kingston; schrs. Pensaukee, Chicago, Ogdensburg; L.S. Hammond, Chicago, Kingston; Gleniffer, Toledo, Kingston; The schrs. D.G. Fort and Bolivia ran back here last night for shelter, the gale blowing severely from eastward.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), 11 Sep 1885