The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 1, 1884

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p.3 Vessels Could Not Be Got - Messrs. O'Neil, T. Ward, C. Green, T. Bird and M. Moran returned this morning from the foot of Howe Island, where they opened the stone quarry, owned by Mr. Foley. Vessels could not be chartered to carry the stone west.


The steamer Princess Louise has been laid up for the season.

The steambarge Resolute is loading lumber at Rathbun's for Oswego.

The prop. Dominion, from St. Catharines, called at Swift's wharf this morning.

The prop. S.L. Tilley passed up the lake, light, from Ogdensburg this morning.

The Emily May has arrived from Opinecon with 50,000 feet of lumber for McRossie.

The propeller Myles arrived today. She will go to Lake Superior again, and will be the last boat up this season from the lower lakes, and probably from Sarnia also.

The schr. White Oak has arrived. She was only away thirty hours after leaving Amherst Island. At Oswego she discharged 14,000 bushels of barley and loaded 360 tons of coal in six hours. Capt. Dix thinks this is quick time.

Capt. J.C. Burrowes, master and part owner of the steamer St. Magnus, die on board on Wednesday night. Few masters were better known on the lakes. He commanded the Dromedary for three seasons. It caught fire and was destroyed in 1882. Capt. Burrows then purchased an interest in the St. Magnus and became her commander. The past two seasons he has been engaged in the Lake Superior trade between Duluth and Kingston. He formerly lived in Kingston, but for the past ten years his home has been in Hamilton. His craft delivered a cargo of wheat at Kingston a few days ago, and took on a load of coal and coal oil for Port Arthur. Capt. Burrows had the reputation of being the best combination of the mariner and the business man on the lakes. He was about 49 years of age.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 1, 1884