The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 10, 1884

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p.1 Rathbun's Improvements - new buildings, A new barge is being built at Deseronto for the Rideau Canal service. She will be a consort of the steambarge Nile, and be capable of carrying between 140,000 and 150,000 feet of lumber.

p.3 Civic Enactments - The Council can compel the removal by the owner, charterer, or person in charge, of all sunken, grounded, or wrecked, vessels, cribs, rafts, logs, etc., from the harbor and slips. (in a list of the Acts passed at last session of Ontario Legislature)


The sailmakers are very busy in providing outfits for the vessels. The following is some of the work receiving their attention:

Oldrieve & Horn - Wave Crest, Port Hope, a foresail; Maria Annette, Port Hope, a new foresail; M.A. Lyden (sic - Lydon ?), Port Hope, jib topsail; schr. Oliver Mowat, Kingston, mainsail and mizzen; schr. Kate Eccles, Port Colborne, fore and main gaff topsail; schr. B.W. Folger, Kingston, staysail; schr. Echo, Whitby, foresail; schr. Fabiola, (at Picton), new topsail; schr. Nellie P. Downey, Napanee, jib and jib topsail; schr. St. Louis, (of Sarnia), foresail, mainsail, staysail, jib and lower topsail; schr. Parthenon, Port Colborne, fore gaff-topsail.

Lewis & Son - Schr. Clara Youell, of Toronto, new foresail and general repairs to sails; Jessie Breck, Kingston, new mizzen, gaff topsail, standing jib and general repairs; schr. Shandon, St. Catharines, new foresail and general repairs; schr. Glenora, Kingston, sails overhauled; schr. H. Dudley, Kingston, fore and main gaff, topsail and other sails repaired; schr. Kate, of Oakville, flying jib and jib topsail; schr. W. Horne, Kingston, sails overhauled; barges Gaskin and Southampton, Kingston, sails repaired; schr. H.P. Murray, Port Stanley, sails overhauled.


The prop. Indian will start out on Tuesday.

Capt. Patterson will sail the St. Louis this season.

The sails of the B.W. Folger (Capt. W. Dandy) were bent today.

L.B. Demas, of Detroit, owner of the schr. William Home, is in the city.

It is expected the Norseman will commence her trips across the lake about the 20th inst.

The schr. Herbert Dudley bent her sails today. Tomorrow she will leave for Oswego with 16,000 bush. of rye, shipped by Richardson & Son.

The schr. Anna M. Foster has been sold, by A. Chadwick to Capt. M. Kennedy, formerly master of the schr. Anglo Saxon, Garden Island fleet.

Vessel captains at this port are anxious to know if they can clear without their pass papers, which have not yet been received from Ottawa. Custom officials say they cannot.

Captain James Dix will command the schr. Belle Hanscomb, of Detroit; Capt. A. Germain the schr. William Home; Capt. Connors the schr. Watertown and Capt. J. Sughrue, jr., the tug Folger.

The yacht Emma has had her stern changed at the Marine Railway. The yachts Laura and Una will at once be put in shape for summer pleasure and competition.

Affairs At Garden Island.

Little repairs are being done to the Garden Island craft, as they are in fair order, excepting the schr. Norway. This vessel was dismasted and injured considerably when she went ashore at Port Colborne in the big gale of last Fall. She is hauled out at the island and undergoing repairs. She will not be ready for the opening of navigation, and will probably lose a trip. The usual painting is going on. The new steamer D.D. Calvin will be a green color, and the rest of the fleet will have black tops and lead color bottoms. As the outlook is not very promising the schrs. Anglo Saxon and St. Lawrence will not be put out unless an improvement in freights takes place. All the schooners will be towed by the str. D.D. Calvin. They are the Prussia, Oriental and Denmark. The firm's Captains are as follows:

Steamers - D.D. Calvin, Capt. A.H. Malone; H.A. Calvin, Capt. D. Lefebre; Chieftain, Capt. George Miller; Traveller, Capt. John Sullivan; W. Johnston, Capt. Paul Lalonde.

Schooners - Oriental, Capt. A. Milligan; Denmark, Capt. Lewis Julian; Prussia, Capt. George Brines; Bavaria, Capt. James Short.

The tow will be in the Lake Superior pine timber trade.

April 11, 1884

not published (Easter)

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 10, 1884