The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 22, 1884

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p.2 Interviewing Sir John A. - a deputation of citizens consisting of the Mayor, Dr. Sullivan, James Richardson and James Swift, interview him about canal tolls - mention how important the forwarding companies are to Kingston's economy.

Canal Toll Question - editorial.


The schr. Eliza White cleared for Charlotte with lumber.

The schr. Gold Hunter has arrived at Rathbun's dock with 378 tons of coal.

The schr. W.R. Taylor was hauled out on Frazer's dry dock today for repairs.

The schr. D.M. Foster arrived at the M.T. Company's wharf yesterday with 6,000 bushels of peas.

The schr. Oliver Mowat left yesterday afternoon for Oswego, where she will load coal for Hamilton.

The iron hull and boiler of the steamer Gipsy were inspected at Toronto yesterday, and pronounced A 1 in every particular.

Arrivals at Swift's dock - strs. Algerian, Montreal; Corsican, Toronto; props. Cuba, Montreal; Ocean, Montreal; str. Crusoe, Smith's Falls.

The steamer Hastings did not strike any pier. When the shaft broke, she was in forty feet of water. The buckets of the wheel were broken by striking the side of the box.

The tug Folger towed the schr. William from Portsmouth to Cape Vincent last night, and today took the steamer Hastings to Garden Island. She will get her shaft repaired there.

While the str. Utica was having her stern lifted for repairs to her wheel she slid off the bilge block and nearly capsized. However the work on the stern was completed without further trouble.

At M.T. Co.'s wharf - The tug Thompson arrived yesterday, from Charlotte, with three barges carrying 1,800 tons of coal. The tug left with these same barges and a barge containing 19,000 bush. of wheat for Brockville. Thence the tug Glide, bound up with three light barges, will take the Thompson's tow to Montreal, and the latter will bring the light barges to Kingston. Later on the Thompson will take three barges to Charlotte for coal.

p.3 Commanded A Frigate - Mr. Macdonald, a pensioner of Bedford Township, was in command of frigateMohawk, Cherokee mentioned.

Here & There - Capt. M.D. Estes to command St. Lawrence.

Personal Mention - John Waddell left today for the North Channel, Algoma, with Capt. McIlhinney, of the Department of Marine, to locate lighthouses.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 22, 1884