The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 11, 1881

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p.2 A Happy Meeting - C.W. and John (alias Coleman) Dulmage, sons of Capt. Peter Dulmage, of schr. Prusion (sic - Prussia, Prussian ?) were sailors, hadn't seen each other for 18 years.



The barge Frontenac is now on the ways for repairs.

The schr. Reed Case has arrived from Detroit with 22,000 bush. wheat.

The potatoes brought from Westport by boat, are being loaded into cars for Boston.

The schr. Florence has finished repairing at the shipyard. She leaves for Goderich tomorrow.

The barque Sir C.T. Van Straubenzie is loading 18,000 feet of timber at Port Stanley and Tryconnell for Kingston.

The repairs to the barges of the M.T. Co. are nearing completion. Workmen are engaged in caulking the Cleveland.

The steam barge Eleanor arrived last night with the steamer Ruby in tow. The latter is now fitting up at Power's shipyard

The schr. Grantham, as soon as she is unloaded at Collinsby, will proceed to Tryconnell for another cargo of timber.

The yacht Clara Louise, owned by Mr. Jarvis of Hamilton, has been hauled out for repairs prior to leaving for Hamilton.

The schooners George B. Sloan and Lady Dufferin have been chartered to carry corn from Chicago to Kingston at 8 cents.

Dr. Curtis' yacht will probably be launched tomorrow. In her present state she will likely be a very fast sailor.

The props. Lake Michigan, Europe and Van Allen were expected this afternoon. They will lighten grain and then proceed to Montreal.

The new barge John Gaskin will be launched tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock. Everything is in readiness for the auspicious event.

The schr. Hyderabad has loaded (not unloaded) iron ore at the penitentiary at $1.50 per ton. She goes to Chicago. She cleared this afternoon.

The steamer Hero recently made the run to Picton in three and three quarter hours including the stoppages and taking on five cords of wood at Fredericksburg.

The propeller Cuba mistook the Murray tower, in the fog this morning, for the shoal tower, and very nearly ran aground. The pilot detected the mistake in the nick of time.

Swift's wharf - Steamers calling - Prop. Dominion, from Montreal; Passport, from Montreal; Armenia, from Ogdensburg; Armenia, from Deseronto; Cuba, from Toronto.

The steamers coming up the river report low water in the Matilda Canal. The boats of the Royal Mail line are, in consequence, generally an hour late in reaching here.

The schr. Jas. Wade with 17,500 bush. corn, is the first arrival through the Welland Canal for the St. L. & C.F. Co. The schr. E. Blake, with 23,500 bush. of corn, is expected to arrive today.

The prop. China is still at Hamilton. She reached there on the 27th of April, and is not yet ready to leave. When she came here she had a great deal of ice in her, and this has caused the delay.

The following vessels passed through the Welland Canal yesterday for Kingston: Samana, Toledo, corn; Prussia, Rondeau, wheat; Pandora and S. Neelon, Toledo, corn; Bangalore, Toledo, corn.

Mr. D.D. Calvin, in expatiating upon barge values, declared that during his experience of 15 years the money spent in such work on Garden Island had been virtually wasted, and that it had brought no return.

The officers of the Seamens' Union claim that "they have achieved a signal victory in Chicago over the shipping office plan, and that the same may be said of the contest at every other port from Kingston and Oswego up the entire chain; that the crews of the moving fleets are all union men; that full union wages are received, and all the union rules and regulations are followed."

Personal Mention - Martin Kelly, submarine diver, of Kingston, has been engaged by the Government to work in Little Current. He starts today.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 11, 1881