The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 31, 1882

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p.2 Murray Canal - deputation from Prince Edward County visit Sir Charles Tupper - discuss merits of different possible routes; canal by way of Weller's Bay would be only 2 1/4 miles in length, while by way of Presqu'isle it would be 11 or 12 miles.

p.3 Duly Honored - mariners honored to have street named after Capt. Stephen Tyo, of schr. Nellie Sherwood.

Marine News.

Navigation is now open from Trenton to Kingston.

The schr. Nellie Sherwood and steam barge Reliance take ties to Charlotte, at 4 cents apiece. They are loading at the K. & P.R.R. dock.

The schrs. Oliver Mowat and Eureka are loading iron ore at the K. & P.R.R. dock for Fairhaven. The rate has not yet been fixed, but it will probably be 40 cents per ton.

The schooner Folger, Capt. Dandy, arrived at Oswego this morning from Kingston, with barley, the first arrival from Canada this season. The foregaff was broken about five miles off Oswego.

The steamer Enterprise, recently brought from Muir Bros., of Port Dalhousie, and her consorts, the schooners Fellowcraft and Lady Macdonald, which are also owned by Mr. Sutherland, will be engaged in the Chicago & Georgian Bay trade.

Asking For Various Favors.

Mr. Joseph Pierson, of Pierson Point, Township of Hillier, is in the city securing the signatures of captains and masters and owners of vessels to a petition, setting forth the desirability of making Weller's Bay a harbor of safety. A floating life ship, placed in mid-channel with a green light elevated 50 feet above the water level, is asked for, and also the opening and buoying of the channel near Bald Head Island to a width of 500 feet. The petition also sets forth the unsafe state of Presqu'isle harbour. It is also urged that the Murray Canal connect Weller's Bay with the Bay of Quinte, as such is the shortest route. The petitioners also ask for the establishment of a life station on Nicholson's Island, about 12 miles south of Presqu'Isle. The petition has attached to it the names of a large number of mariners, between St. Catharines and this city. Mr. Pierson will receive the signatures of many here. Mr. Donnelly falls in with the points advocated by the petition and feels that to have them adopted by the Government would greatly increase the safety of vessels.

Personal Mention - Capt. J.F. Allen has moved to Garden Island. He will be superintendent of works and wrecking master for the firm of Calvin & Son.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 31, 1882