The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 24, 1884

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p.1 Bedford Mills Notes - The steam tug Edmund and barges Ontario, Quebec and Manitoba are being recaulked and painted. They will carry lumber from Ottawa to Kingston.

Capt. James Moulton to run steam barge Mary Bedford in Devil Lake. (back lake - ed.)

p.3 Capt. Gaskin's Sun On Wane - union sailors will oppose him, for anti-union stance.

A Kind Action - Capt. T.J. Jones and son help recover body on Rideau.


The tug Bonar left Trenton yesterday for a tow.

The crew of the tug D.G. Thompson has arrived.

The schr. W. Home left for Oswego this afternoon.

The schr. George Suffel is at the Eagle Mills unloading shingles.

The barge Mohawk is at Brockville taking on a cargo of lumber.

Mr. Murray, of Elgin, has been appointed mate of the tug Thompson.

The sloop Lorraine is loading 4,000 bush. of peas and oats for Long Island.

The str. Quinte made her first appearance at Belleville on Wednesday for the season.

The steam barge Belle Wilson was the first craft to arrive at Oswego from the Bay of Quinte.

The Alexandra will begin her trips between the head of the bay and Montreal on the 28th.

The steamer Nile arrived at Rathbun's from Deseronto last night with 102,565 feet of pine lumber.

The schr. St. Louis was brought from Swift's wharf to Eilbeck's dock this morning. It is probable that she will be repainted.

The tug Rambler, in command of Capt. Booth, towed the schr. Jessie H. Breck from her winter quarters, below the bridge, to her owner's dock. She will leave on Saturday morning for Cleveland.

The steam barge Belle Wilson intends running on the upper lakes this season, but will carry lumber from Trenton to Oswego for a short time this spring.

The str. Myrtle arrived at Brockville on Tuesday night from Kingston with Capt. R.H. Carnegie in charge.

The tug McArthur arrived yesterday at Collinsby with a large lake raft, the first to cross Lake Ontario this season. The time taken by the tug to tow the raft from Port Dalhousie to her destination was seventy-nine hours. Twenty four hours of this time there was a head wind.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 24, 1884