The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 19, 1882

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H. Herriman, President and Managing Director, Montreal.

Jas. G. Ross, Vice-President, Quebec.

F.W. Henshaw, Secretary-Treasurer, Montreal.

S.E. Gregory, Assistant Manager.

Wrecking Masters - Capt. John Donnelly, Upper St. Lawrence and Lakes.

- Capt. ? Merritt, Lower St. Lawrence and Gulf.

This Company, provided with the powerful Steamers Conqueror, McArthur & Relief; also the Tugs Folger and Mixer, with Pontoons, Hawsers, Diving Dresses and all other necessary wrecking plant of the latest and most improved kind, will undertake the Raising of Vessels, and Towing Rafts and Vessels on the Lakes and the Upper and Lower St. Lawrence, on reasonable terms. Apply to Capt. H. Herriman, Montreal, Capt. John Donnelly, Kingston, Also to I.A. Breck, Kingston. April 10th




Napanee and Deseronto Line, by str. Pilgrim;

Leave Napanee at 5:15 and 9 a.m.; 1:15 and 4:30 p.m. Leave Deseronto at 7:30 and 11 a.m., 3:30 and 6 p.m.

Picton and Trenton Line, by str. Quinte;

Leave Picton, 6; Thompson's, 6:20; Roblin's, 6:30; Cole's, 6:45; Hough's, 6:55; Barnhart's, 7:10; Deseronto, 7:30; Cronk's, 7:45; Brant's, 7:55; Northport, 8:15; Big Island, 8:30; Belleville, 10; Rossmore, 10:10; Rednersville, 10:25, arriving at Trenton, 11:30 a.m.

Leave Trenton, 1; Rednersville, 1:30; Belleville, 3; Big Island, 3:40; Northport, 4; Brant's, 4:10; Cronk's, 4:20; Deseronto, 5:15; Barnhart's, 5:25; Hough's, 5:35; Roblin's, 5:55; Thompson's, 6:10, arriving at Picton, 7 p.m.

To And From Deseronto, Picton, Kingston and Ogdensburg.

Thousand Island Line, by Str. Armenia.

Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

Leave Deseronto, 5; Picton, 6:45; Bath, 10; Amherst Island, 11 a.m.; Kingston, 12:30; Gananoque, 2:30; Clayton, 4:30; Alexandria Bay, 5:30; Brockville, 8; Prescott, 9; arriving at Ogdensburg the same evening at 10 p.m.

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Leave Ogdensburg, 5; Prescott, 5:15; Brockville, 7; Alexandria Bay, 9:45; Clayton, 11:15 a.m.; Gananoque, 1 p.m.; Kingston, 3:30; Amherst Island, 4:45; Bath, 5:30; Picton, 9 p.m., arriving at Deseronto the same evening at 10 p.m.

For further information apply to R.C. Carter, General Manager; James Swift, Agent at Kingston.

p.S. - Deseronto Railway Trains and above Steamers are run on Montreal time, 15 (?) minutes faster than Kingston. April 19th.

ad - Str. Alexandra, Capt. Smith - Trenton to Montreal, with schedule April 19th.



The schr. Philo Bennett is loading lumber for Charlotte on private terms.

The barge Southampton is nearly loaded with telegraph poles. She takes a big cargo.

The schr. A.G. Ryan is loading rye for Oswego at 2 cents. The Erie Belle is loading ore.

Arrivals: Schr. White Oak, Oswego, light; str. Armenia, Ogdensburg, pass. & freight.

The schr. Quinlan was launched at Deseronto yesterday, and will load tomorrow for Oswego.

The Dominion Wrecking & Salvage Company have completed contracts for the raising of three steamships.

The schr. Bullock is discharging coal at the Montreal Transportation Co.'s wharf. She will load rye for Oswego.

The Cape Vincent Eagle would not be surprised if the American opposition line of steamers on the river were abandoned.

Nothing definite is known as to when the Richelieu boats will commence running, but it will somewhere about the 1st of May.

The schr. Fabiola, lying off Adolphustown during the blow, yesterday lost one of her anchors and a gib. The blow was a heavy one.

Capt. Angus Staunton and Sidney Staunton will run the str. Geneva on her route between Hamilton and Burlington Beach this season.

The tonnage dues on Canadian vessels touching American ports is a very annoying exaction. It costs an ordinary vessel from $300 to $400 for dues the first trip.

The schr. Acacia from Kingston arrived in Toronto yesterday with stone. The freight for carrying is $6 a toise, and the coal heavers are charging the Captain $2.50 a toise for discharging the cargo.

Quin Bros. (sic - Quinn ?), the well known sub-marine divers, have been awarded the contract of taking the pig iron out of the schr. Clayton Belle sunk in Lake Huron. The iron will be raised by a steam hoisting gear, operated on a small schooner over the wreck. The sunken vessel may also be saved.

The Kingston bargemen have decided to ask for a tariff wages of $1.75 a day, 25 cents a day higher than last year. The chief engineers on the propeller lines refuse to go to work under $125 per month, the same wages as they got last year. The owners are only willing to give $105, and say they cannot accede to the demand of the men owing to the low freights.

Garden Island.

All the above cleared last night with the exception of the Bismarck, whose timbers will not be ready for a few days.

The Oriental, Siberia and Denmark will be towed the round trip to Lake Superior and back by the str. Chieftain, at present under command of Capt. A.H. Malone.

When the Bavaria reached Three Mile Point it was found that her centre board would not work, which made it necessary to return to Garden Island for repairs. This was done under difficulties. It was a dead calm, and the schooner's yawl had to be manned and rowed to the island in order to get the tug Traveller to get the vessel down the lake.

The tug John A. Macdonald, with the str. William Johnston in tow, left this morning to assist in getting off the schr. Nellie Theresa. The work will be done under the superintendence of Capt. John Donnelly. This is the first contract of the new Dominion Wrecking & Salvage Company.

Departures from Garden Island: Schrs. Bavaria, Capt. James Dix, Point au Sable, Lake Superior, to load pine; Prussia, Capt. Geo. O'Brien, Marquette, do.; Oriental, Capt. A. Malone, Erie, ice; Denmark, Capt. Louis Julian, Marquette, to load pine; Siberia, Capt. James Shortt, Marquette, do.; Norway, Capt. Thos. Crawford, Toledo, ice; Anglo Saxon, Capt. James Kennedy, Port Huron, to load oak; str. Chieftain, Capt. George Miller, to tow the Oriental, Denmark and Siberia.

What's The News.

The Port Hope Guide says Mr. Alex Forin, purser on the Norseman, is very popular with everybody, but especially with the ladies. We concur, for in everything Mr. Forin is a model.

George Parsons, brother-in-law of the late Capt. Colvin, and Jennison Cheesebro, one of the survivors of the Clayton Belle, will leave Oswego this week for Port Huron, to recover the body of Captain Colvin.

The new wharf of the Montreal Transportation Company will probably be the best in the city. The addition extends far into the harbour, and ample depth of water can be secured for all the boats, which will require to tie up at and unload at it. The wharf is quite substantial.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 19, 1882