The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 3, 1882

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The schr. Florida has 500 tons aboard of her.

The schooners are shoving up sails quite lively now.

The Dominion Wrecking Company will have their office in Folger Bros.' Exchange.

The str. Varuna, having lost her wheel, will be towed down from Trenton and a new one put on her.

Four scows, laid up during the winter at Gananoque, have sunk in the river. They will be raised.

Garden Island vessels are fitting out. Some will go to Hamilton and bring down timber and staves.

The schr. B.W. Folger has returned from Oswego with Lehigh coal. She will load malt for Fairhaven.

The schr. Von Straubenzie has been added, through purchase, to the fleet of the Parry Sound Lumber Company.

The str. Farrington will make regular trips this year between the parks and Clayton in command of Capt. John Bennett.

The schr. Oliver Mowat, commanded by Capt. J. Saunders, formerly of the schr. Eureka, cleared for Fairhaven yesterday with a cargo of iron ore.

The str. Maud will not be put into service for two weeks yet. She is having repairs made to her boiler to the amount of $1,200. She will also be repainted.

The str. Beauharnois, recently purchased by H.B. Rathbun & Son, of Deseronto, has been re-christened the Quinte. She was launched at Deseronto on Tuesday.

The U.S. Government will put up three iron beacons down the river, to be erected independent of the light houses. One is to be put up at Fisher's Landing, one at Alexandria Bay, and one at Crossover Light.

This morning the barge Alabama, belonging to the K. & M. Forwarding Co., filled and sank. She had been undergoing repairs. The fire steamer Merryweather is now engaged in pumping her out. The barge was yesterday invaded by boys spinning their tops. They were driven off, and it is supposed that they returned and pulled out various plugs. The boat would have gone down in 30 feet of water had the steamer arrived in time to prevent it (sic).

Whats The News? - Negotiations for the purchase of the Upper Canada boats of the Richelieu line have been dropped. The Company, however, is still open to offers.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 3, 1882