The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 8, 1884

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p.1 Sydenham Notes - The yacht Snowflake (Capt. Monteney) started on her first trip of the season up the lake on the 4th. Quite a number were on board. (back lake - ed.)

Wolfe Island - The ferry company will not take hay or cattle on her first trip on Tuesday and Saturday from Wolfe Island to Kingston from 1st of May to 1st of November.

Bedford Mills Notes - The tug Edmund towed a large raft of logs to Newboro for W.H. Fredenburg before proceeding on her trip to Ottawa on Saturday.

p.3 Off For Georgian Bay - The steamer Edsall, of St. Catharines, has been purchased by the Government. She will be fitted out for service in connection with the Hydrographic survey of Georgian Bay under the direction of Staff Commander Boulton, R.N., and will be commanded by Capt. McGregor, of Goderich. W.J. Stewart, of Ottawa, a graduate of the Royal Military College, will act as assistant. The party will leave St. Catharines in the course of a few days and will remain out until the end of October.

Personal Mention - Mr. St. John, owner of the schr. E. Blake, is in the city.

Here & There - The sale of the str. Rothesay takes place tomorrow at noon at Hutcheson's auction rooms. A very fine boat - styled the palace steamer last year - will be offered to the public.

On dit that the President of the Shoveller's Union and a few members went to Capt. Gaskin and offered to burst the Union if he would take them back. The rumor is disturbing.

Isaiah Beaupre, ship carpenter, of Kingston, while working on a boat belonging to Mr. Moffatt at Oliver's Landing, on last Tuesday, had his leg broken below the knee. It was immediately set and he is now doing well. He is a brother of Mr. R. Beaupre of this city.


The Active and tow are expected to arrive from Toledo tomorrow.

The tug Folger has returned from Oswego, after towing over the Ariadne, dismasted in the late gale.

The schr. Two Brothers arrived at Rathbun's today from Deseronto with 50,000 feet of lumber and lath.

Capt. C. Trowell and purser Comer leave for Sorel tomorrow afternoon to take charge of the steamer Algerian. They expect to be here next Wednesday or Friday.

The strs. Varuna and Reindeer, on Thursday, had a spin from Deseronto to Picton. The chase was a close one, but the Varuna finally led, arriving at Picton some minutes before her rival.

The Brockville Recorder has authority for saying that the St. Lawrence Steamboat Company have not abandoned their route, and that the steamer Rothesay, though to be sold, will run between Clayton and Cornwall.

Received His Benefit Money - Today President McComb, of the Sailors' Union, received a $50 cheque from the general branch at Chicago. This amount he applied for some days ago on behalf of the relatives of a sailor named Belledeau, drowned off the schr. King Sisters last summer. Deceased was a member of the Kingston branch of the Seamen's Union. The money will be forwarded to his mother at Quebec. The retiring President, it is said, was asked to apply to the Chicago branch for the money, and replied that he had sent applications for the money, but that no attention was paid to them. This is said to be a false statement, as the General Secretary of the branch at Toronto says he never received the application before McComb sent it. Who is right?

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 8, 1884