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

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p.2 Down Among The Islands - The Island Belle is on the Cape Vincent-Alexandria Bay route. It seems like old times to see and hear her again.

It is expected that the Puritan will be taken from the Clayton-Gananoque route and her place filled by the fast stern wheel Deseronto.

In the cabin of the Island Wanderer are views of the Robert Peel Dock, near where the prop. Oneida now lies, the Devil's Oven, near the Bay, and an interesting point in the Lost Channel.

The foundation is laid for the new dwelling on Lighthouse Island, near Fisher's

Landing. The building is to be of brick, and will cost about $3,000.

p.3 Third Class Yacht Race - another race to take place today.

Incidents Of the Day - Yesterday afternoon Mr. P. Flanagan, unloading the schr. B.W. Folger, was struck by a coal bucket. Had the bucket been full of coal he would have been killed.

J. Dodds, engineer of the M.T. Co., R. Sloan, engineer of the elevator and G. Henderson, engineer of the tug Bronson, yesterday decided to fit up No. 3 elevator so as to enable her to elevate coal out of schooners.

Who's Going To Rig Up The Barge - Captain Gaskin is anxious to know what arrangements the celebration committee have come to with regard to the blowng up of the barge Convoy on Dominion Day. He says as far as he is aware no definite plans have been laid. He has offered the committee masts for the boat, and pumps to raise it with, and has guaranteed men to do the work at a reasonable rate, but has received no orders to proceed. If this boat is to be got ready for Dominion Day she should be raised at once. What say you, gentlemen of the committee?


The schr. Fabiola is unloading 200 tons coal brought from Oswego.

Three vessels have been chartered in Chicago to bring corn to Kingston at 3 7/8 cents.

The schr. W.G. Preston, Chicago, arrived at the M.T. Co.'s dock with 18,130 bush. corn.

The Lorraine left Richardson's dock yesterday with 4,500 bush. wheat for Deseronto.

The tug Glyde left last night for Montreal with four barges and 1,800 tons of coal.

The tug Thompson and tow arrived with 400 tons of stone from Rudd's quarry. The stone will be used in filling up the M.T. Co.'s new wharf.

The schr. Jessie H. Breck made the trip from Kingston to Cleveland in 2 days 8 hours - the fastest on record - and carried 600 tons of iron ore. The distance covered was nearly 400 miles.

The Belleville Intelligencer says that the Hero is the fastest boat running on the bay. She covered the distance between Belleville and Kingston, including nine stops, in 6 hrs. and 50 min.

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