The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 21, 1884

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p.1 District Dashes - The Murray Canal contractors are getting to work with their dredge in Weese's creek.

p.3 Launch On Saturday - of new steamer at Clayton.

Home From Nevada - Andrew Dunlop; 20 years ago started cattle ranch and became wealthy. (Captain ?)

It Is Probably Untrue - No positive information can be gleaned in regard to the prop. Prussia, reported to be lost by the Captain of the prop. Niagara. The conclusion reached is that the statement is erroneous, as the loss has not been reported by any of the western papers or by telegram. The announcement last evening caused great anxiety among the family and friends of John Mundell, who is engineer on the propeller. They feel easier today, having communicated with the owners.

Late D.D. Calvin - Funeral - to Clayton by boat Maud.


Vessels loading: schr. Magdala, lumber for Oswego; schr. E. White; spruce wood and lath, Charlotte.

Vessels unloading: schr. Prussia, Garden Island, timber; and sloop Idle Wild, 1,000 bush. oats at Richardson's.

Men are now engaged in repairing the steamer Rothesay. She will be put in first class shape for the coming season.

Arrivals: sloop Moira, Trenton, 60,000 ft. lumber for W. McRossie; Harris' fleet, Ottawa, two barges, lumber and lath.

Capt. Paul and his forces have resumed work in the harbor and upon the shoals. A large amount of stone will be lifted this season.

The steamer Hastings knocked eleven buckets out of her wheel on Saturday by striking an old pier near Clayton. It was owing to this, no doubt, that the shaft was broken.

Departures: schr. Singapore, Oswego, light; tug Folger, Collinsby, to tow schr. Bigelow to Nine Mile Point; barge Bass, Deseronto, 12,000 ft. timber; sloop Lorraine, Deseronto, 4,000 bush. wheat.

The new steamer Flower City, of Clayton, has been chartered by Vanderbilt to carry passengers from Oswego to Alexandria Bay for the season. This is for the accommodation of tourists travelling by the New York and Western Railway.

The men at work upon the new steamer St. Lawrence, building at Clayton, are rushing the work along. When completed the steamer will be the finest afloat. And she may be very speedy also. She will cost a lot of money, but the public patronage will be a reward for their enterprise.

Here & There - Capt. Donnelly has been instructed by Mr. Ross to have the Conqueror, now lying behind Garden Island, repaired as soon as possible. Mr. Ross will pay the attachments upon her.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 21, 1884