The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 10, 1881

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Who broke the pony of the prop. Indian's engine?

Capt. J.F. Allen's new tug will be launched on Monday. Her boiler will be put in at Portsmouth.

The Meteorological Department report moderate gale expected from eastward on Lakes Erie and Ontario.

The schr. Minnie Blakely ran ashore at Point Anne and sank, but all hands were saved. She was loaded with ashes for Oswego.

All the Folger Bros. have boats named after them. There are the schrs. B.W. Folger and Henry Folger and now the tug F.A. Folger appears.

The schr. C. Gearing is ashore at Gull Shoal, about 4 miles from Point Petre. She is loaded with cordwood. A telegram has been received here asking for rates for a tug to pull her off.

The schr. Nevada, from down the river, bound for Chicago, loaded with stone, got on Hinckley's Flats on Thursday night, in the thick weather while being towed. She was got off without damage, after being lightened of part of her cargo.

The steamer Island Belle has been hauled out at the Marine Railway at Ogdensburg four times this season to have a new wheel put on, and now she has broken another. The cost of the new wheel and the Marine Railway charges were together about one hundred dollars each time.

While the bow part of the steamer Campana was being towed up the river one of the pontoons broke. The steamer now lies in the eddy at Point Three Points awaiting the arrival of new pontoons sent from Kingston. The stern part is lying between Dickinson's Landing and Morrisburg.

The steam barge Bruno arrived last evening with 15,000 bushels wheat from Wheatley - the first trip of this craft since she has been rebuilt. At one time she was a propeller and ran on the Chicago route, Captain Gaskin being in command of her for three years. She is now owned by Messrs. J. & T. Matthews, of Toronto.


Str. Spartan, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

Str. Algerian, Hamilton, pass. and fgt.

Str. Armenia, Ogdensburg, pass. and fgt.

Schr. Forest Queen, Charlotte, 200 bbls. coal oil.

Welland Canal - Bound Down.

Pandora, Chatham, Kingston, wheat.

Comanche, Milwaukee, Kingston, wheat.

Tug F.A. Folger.

The new tug for Kingston harbour will be launched on Monday afternoon and will be named the F.A. Folger, a compliment to an esteemed young citizen, who will present the boat with a fine set of colors. The tug is a staunchly built one, and will be fit for the lake as well as harbour service. The dimensions of the craft are as follows: Keel, 61 feet in length and 12 x 8 in. in size, all in one piece; length over all 78 feet; beam, 17 ft.; depth 9 ft.; main keelson, 12 x 12 in.; sister keelson 11 x 5 in.; keelson on floor ends, 4 x 8 in.; five strike bilge keelsons, 4 x 8 in.; strike below clamp, 3 x 12 in.; clamp 15 x 4 in. (through all these are two bolts in each frame,) shelf piece, 1 x 12 in.; one 7/8 bolt in each frame; rail, 4 x 12 in.; covering board, 4 x 14 in.; stringers under rail, 2 x 8 in. All the outside planking is of oak, three inches in thickness. The engine, that of the old Lady Franklin, has been refitted in the F.A. Folger, and the boiler will be put in at Portsmouth in a few days. Mr. Wm. Power has the contract for building the tug.

Whats The News? - yacht Dauntless from Bay of Quinte through smoke and fog.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 10, 1881