The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 22, 1881

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p.2 News Of The Day - draining off of water in Lachine Canal reveals that repairs are necessary.



The rate for peas from Cobourg to Kingston is 2 cents.

The steamer Deseronto will be hauled out and false sides put on her.

The schr. George Thurston went to Rudd's quarry last night to load stone for Toronto.

The schr. Anna M. Foster has arrived back from Charlotte. She came in this morning.

The schr. Undine has cleared for Hamilton with plaster loaded last fall at Oswego.

The schr. Jamieson, laden with 150,000 feet of lumber, left this afternoon for Oswego.

The schr. Flora Howard (sic - Florence Howard ?) has cleared for Charlotte with 2,000 cedar ties and fence posts.

The schr. Vienna carries rye from Newcastle and Port Darlington to Kingston at 3 cents.

The schr. Erie Queen, from Port Hope, has arrived at Portsmouth, loaded with peas.

The ice has all disappeared from the Bay of Quinte in the vicinity of Picton and Consecon.

The schr. Minnie Blakely is loading lumber and wharf timber for Deseronto and Belleville.

The old salts, from down the river, are arriving in numbers. They all join the Seamens' Union.

The schr. Flora Carveth has arrived from Cobourg with peas, consigned to the M.T. Co.

The schr. J. Walters, laden with 6,000 bushels of barley, at West Point, has sailed for Charlotte.

A few days ago Mr. George Rose, of South Bay, lost parts of two fingers while working on the schr. Gearing.

There is a demand for sailors on the Welland Canal. Union men are wanted. About fifty can secure employment.

The T.C. Street has been sold where she lies at Wellington for $1,700. She is in good condition and can be got off without injury.

It is said that the Hero can make the trip to Belleville from Kingston in an hour and a half less than the Hastings' average time.

A propeller line will be run between Hamilton and Montreal this summer, consisting of the St. Magnus and Glenfinlas, with probably some others.

The Ogdensburg Coal and Towing Company is getting ready its fleet of barges. The Alfred has been thoroughly rebuilt during the winter, and is almost ready to launch.

The schr. Huron ran into South Bay last fall loaded with iron ore for Cleveland. She will proceed on to her destination in a few days. It is an open question whether last fall's rates for the cargo will now be paid.

The str. Armenia will ply this season between Deseronto and Ogdensburg. Her stopping places will be Deseronto, Picton, Bath, Amherst Island, Kingston, Gananoque, Clayton and Alexandria Bay, Brockville, Prescott and Ogdensburg.

Superintendent Ellis has telegraphed: "Certain unauthorized and misleading intimations having appeared relative to the opening of the Welland Canal, you will oblige me by giving notice to all concerned that it cannot take place earlier than the 2nd of May. As soon as I am enabled to give public notice of the exact date I will do so."

A number of vessels lying at Toronto will not stir, it is said, till the canal is opened. With better rates they would have made a trip to Kingston or Oswego. But the captains say they will not sail for nothing and run all the risks merely for the sake of making a trip. It is thought that grain cargoes from that port will not amount to more than 2 cents.

Excellent Wharf - During the past winter an excellent wharf has been made at the Tete de Pont barracks. It is now entitled to the distinction of the "Queen's wharf." New timber and planking has been used and quite an addition made to the length of the pier. Along the front of the barrack property the cribwork has been renewed.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 22, 1881