The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 2, 1882

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p.3 Whats The News? - The captain of the yacht Letter C. has deposited $50 with Oldrieve & Horn. He desires the owner of the Amelia to cover the money, and then the details of the matched race will be arranged.Amelia, Letter C., what can you do?

The articles of agreement, signed by the Captain of the Letter C, are now at Oldrieve & Horne's awaiting John Fisher's signature.

The Murray Canal - The contract for the construction of the Murray Canal has been awarded to Messrs. Silcox & Mowrey, who have already hired a large number of men and commenced work. The canal begins at a place known as 12 o'clock Point, on the shore of the Bay of Quinte, and will be constructed in almost a straight line to Weese's Creek, which empties into Presqu'Isle harbor. The entire length will be a fraction over 5 miles, the width eight (sic - eighty ?) feet at the bottom and one hundred and fifty at the top, and the depth 20 feet. The object is to connect the head waters of the Bay of Quinte with Lake Ontario, and thus insure a perfectly safe passage for all the shipping going from the west to Kingston and Montreal, which, instead of going down Lake Ontario to the St. Lawrence, as formerly, will pass through the canal and down the Bay of Quinte, thus avoiding the dangerous storms which so freqeuntly occur on Lake Ontario, besides reaching their destination a few hours sooner. It is to be completed in three years.


The schr. Eureka is loading ties and posts at Rathbun's for Oswego.

The tug Champion clears tonight for Montreal wth four barges carrying 60,000 bush. wheat, and 125 tons soap stone.

This year has been remarkably free from accidents on the St. Lawrence River.

The steamer Conqueror leaves this evening for Cobourg with the camp stores. She will cross to Charlotte from Cobourg for coal.

The steamer Rothesay will be taken off the American river line after next week. The pleasure travel for the season is about over.

The prop. Celtic, from Chicago, lightened 6,200 bush. of wheat, and the Argyle, from Toledo, 7,000 bushels. Both have cleared for Montreal.

The schr. Maggie McRae, from Toledo with 23,830 bushels of wheat, arrived this morning, consigned to the Kingston & Montreal Forwarding Company.

The Canadian steambarge Niagara came out of the Detroit dry dock on Thursday, after being lengthened to the full canal size and considerably rebuilt. She now carries three spars and presents a fine appearance.

The Dominion Wrecking Company should have the same privilege as Mr. McCallum, M.P., and bring to Kingston, free of duty, the coal required for their trips. The Wrecking Company's boats have just as much competition with the American tugs as Mr. McCallum's. The Minister of Customs has been written to in regard to the matter.

The schr. Manzanilla has left Belleville for Cleveland with 515 tons of iron ore, the largest cargo that has ever left that port. The charter was secured by Messrs. Oldrieve & Horn, of this city. The rate is better than that usually paid at this season. The Captain gets $1.15 per ton free in and out. The rate from Kingston is only 75 cents.

p.4 Canadian Lloyd's - a scheme for a new shipping insurance company.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 2, 1882