The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 5, 1884

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p.3 Open For Inspection - prop. Persia will arrive from St. Catharines and be open to public.

Bedford Mills Notes - The tug Edmund began navigation here by an excursion of the friends of her owners on the Rideau from Newboro. She is very much improved by an addition to her upper decks. She will commence her regular work on Saturday, May 2nd.


Schr. B.W. Folger with stone has cleared for Port Hope.

The schr. Arctic is unloading bunch wood at Breck & Booth's wharf.

Old mariners say they never knew the shipping season to open so dull.

The prop. Armenia, Toronto, general cargo, arrived at Swift's yesterday.

The schooner John Bigler brings a cargo of grain from Milwaukee to Kingston.

The propeller California passed Kingston on Saturday, leaving 100 tons of miscellaneous freight.

Thos. Alexander had four fingers of his hand badly crushed while working on the steam barge Nile at Deseronto.

Should the waters of Lake Ontario rise much higher it is feared the foundation of Salmon Point light house will be undermined.

The Princess Louise made her first trip of the season to Gananoque today. She has been repainted and looks very trim and neat.

The steam barge Nile reached Rathbun's dock yesterday from Deseronto with 106,000 feet of pine lumber. The Gazelle arrived at the same dock this morning with bunch wood.

The steamer Vanhorne went on the Cape Vincent and Alexandria Bay route today, making two trips daily. She will ply until the St. Lawrence is completed.

The tug Thompson on Saturday morning departed for Charlotte with three barges, light. Notwithstanding the gale she arrived at her destination in the afternoon.

The str. Crusoe is loading merchandize for Rideau Canal ports. The steam barge Nile will be engaged to take the remainder of the freight, the accumulation of months. Both crafts will go as far as Smith's Falls.

The tug Glide left for Gananoque today with the barge Chicago, which will be loaded with 5,000 bush. peas. At Brockville she will receive 15,000 bush. more. The grain is owned by Richardson & Sons.

The Detroit Free Press says the sidewheel steamer Mackinaw is the only craft on the chain of lakes propelled by compound engines. This is a mistake. The str. Maud has compound engines and it is most successfully propelled by them.

The schr. Prussia was in tow of the tug Norris when she struck the head gates of lock 23, carrying them away. The surge of the water coming down sprung the gates badly on lock 22. Several days' delay will result. The Prussia is owned by Calvin & Son and was bound to Toledo.

The steamer Puritan's boiler has been enlarged, enabling her to make greater speed. She will make the distance between Gananoque and Clayton in one hour. Angle iron has been placed over the boiler, which will strengthen her and make her decks stronger than ever. On Wednesday last she began her regular trips.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 5, 1884