The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 18, 1880

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Wolfe Island - There is not much stir in regard to charters.

The bark Alexander has chartered to carry deals from Muskegon to Kington, (rates private).

Capt. W. Dandy, of the schr. B.W. Folger, is going to sail the schr. Annandale this season.

Capt. B. Ryan is going to sail the B.W. Folger of Kingston.

There are lying here in the harbour the schooners Siberia, Murray, R. Gaskin and Arabia, loaded with ice for Toledo market. The R. Gaskin and Arabia have been purchased by a gentleman from Toledo. He is going to take rigging and spars out at Windsor, and will make two barges out of them - American.

There is also lying on the south side of Wolfe Island, opposite Cape Vincent, in Button Bay, the schooners Polly Rogers, L.S. Hammond and Paragon loaded with ice. Capt. Dougherty of the Paragon thinks he will do better by trading on Lake Erie this summer.

There will be a large quantity of iron ore from Kingston to Cleveland this season. [Palladium]

Wind Wafts - The steamer Kelly is having a new engine and boiler, and her owners think she will be able to beat the Geneva.

Capt. John Donnelly, jr. has passed the necessary examination at Bristol, entitling him to a masters certificate.

Navigation - Lake navigation will open at least four weeks earlier this than last year. It is doubtful, however, if the Welland Canal will be open for traffic any earlier than usual. Shipowners look forward to a brisk season.

Mr. Bone's Meeting - about Welland Canal mission; a collection taken up.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 18, 1880