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

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p.3 Whats The News? - Fred Roblin, former purser on Alexandria, now on str. St. Lawrence.


The Royal Mail Line boats, beginning on Tuesday next, will make daily trips each way.

Muir Bros., of St. Catharines, have laid up their fleet until the times improve.

The schrs. William Elgin and Annandale are loading iron ore at the K. & P.R.R. dock for Fairhaven.

Prop. Lincoln and schrs. Lisgar, Gibraltar and Geo. B. Sloan have been chartered in Chicago to carry corn to Kingston at 4 1/4 cents.

The propeller St. Magnus has been chartered to carry a cargo of grain from Chicago to Montreal as an experiment, on a through rate to Europe.

Never before has there been such a dull season in shipping. Were it not for iron ore and lumber the few vessels running would have to lay up.

Just before the tug Chieftain cleared Garden Island with her tow yesterday, Engineer Kelly fell down the hold and was so much shook up and injured that he had to miss a trip. His place was temporarily taken by Chief Engineer Mullen.

The Schrs. J. Suffel, T.R. Merritt and Albacore have arrived, the last from Detroit, with staves, and the latter two from Point St. Ignace, lumber laden. The Captain of the Merritt, before clearing, was instructed to proceed to Port Dalhousie and lay up the vessel until freights improved. All the above discharged their cargoes at Garden Island.


Prop. City of Montreal, Ogdensburg, pass. and fgt.

Str. Alexandria, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

p.4 District Dashes - Work was commenced at Weller's Bay on Tuesday to clear away the ground and prepare for the construction of the ore docks of the Central Ontario Railway.

Government has finally settled on Presqu'ile route for Murray Canal and advertised for tenders.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 3, 1882