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

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The Steamer St. Lawrence.

A correspondent of the Watertown Times has been inspecting the new str. St. Lawrence. He says a great deal remains to be done before the boat is fairly completed, but it is probable that she will go on the route July 13th, and a trial trip will not be made before next week. Her woodwork is unfinished and nothing has been done on her in the line of furnishing yet. About all that can be said now, in addition to what has already been told, is that neither pains nor expense have been spared in work or material, and if furnished in good style, she will be as fine a boat as floats the St. Lawrence. Capt. Milo D. Estes, who is in command, is now in Kingston attending to the fitting out of his new charge. A story was started some time ago to the effect that the guards or stays would be under water when ready to run. The originator of the story evidently drew largely on his imagination as that is not likely to be the case by considerable.


The schr. Southampton was yesterday lowered from Frazer's dry dock, and today the schr. Norway was hauled out for general repairs.

The steamer Rothesay made the run from Gananoque to Kingston last night, on her return from Ogdensburg, in an hour. The distance is 18 miles.

The barge Frontenac, sunk in the canal at Cornwall last fall, has been purchased by George Hall & Co. She will be repaired and placed in the lumber trade between Ogdensburg and Brockville.

Arrivals: Prop. W.L. Frost, Chicago, 23,246 bush. corn; schr. Samana, Chicago, 18,575 bush. corn; prop. St. Magnus, Duluth, 28,000 bush. wheat; schr. S. Neelon, Lake Michigan, timber; schr. Pride of America, Cheboygan, timber.

The schrs. Watertown and Itasca, from Chicago, had overplusses, the former of 257 bushels and the latter of 282 bush. The White Star was short 300 bush. It is remarkable that the loading was done at the same elevator.

Third Class Yacht Race - to start in afternoon.

A Yacht Upsets - The yacht Capt. Gilroy (Mr. Dorland's) while being towed behind the steamer Pierrepont last evening, upset opposite Mackey's wharf, Wolfe Island. She carried as ballast 360 lbs. of iron, which went to the bottom. Several residents of the island pulled the yacht out of the water.

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