The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 21, 1883

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The hull of the steam barge Bell Wilson has been painted green.

Calvin & Sons are having withes shipped to Garden Island from Brockville.

The light at Salmon Point Lighthouse was first lighted on Thursday night of last week.

The schooner B.W. Folger cleared this morning for Big Sodus with a cargo of malt.

The sailors are securing positions at the going wages. Little "kicking" is being done by Captains.

Capt. Higgins, formerly of the schooner Elsworth (sic - Ellsworth?), will not sail this season, as he is determined to embark in the wrecking business.

A large lot of wreckage, part of the schooner Folger, is now in the hands of the lighthouse-keeper at Salmon Point.

The Varuna will take the Utica to Kingston for repairs as soon as possible. They are both at work trying to raise the Mary Ethel.

Yesterday the propeller Acadia steamed up and made a trial trip. Capt. Malcomson says she will start for Montreal about the first of May.

At Oswego the yacht Cricket and Ella have been launched. The Katie Gray has had a new wheel put on and the Laura a new housing ? topmast.

Walter G. Ketcheval, marine editor of the Chicago Tribune, died last Thursday from pneumonia. He was aged 44 years. His death is much regretted.

Capt. Wm. Redmond is negotiating for the wrecked schooner Enterprise, driven ashore last fall in Little Sandy Bay, West Point. If he purchases her he will make the necessary repairs at West Point.

Last night about 6:30 o'clock the harbor presented a grand sight. The water was very placid. There was not a ripple on the surface. The moon just began to shine gloriously and the ice in great fields was seen floating slowly down the river from Nine Mile Point.

Here & There - another body found on south side of Salmon Point, thought to be Captain of Folger.

Calvin & Son's steamers made trial trips today.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 21, 1883