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

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p.2 Complement For George - The Port Hope Times says the Norseman has laid up for the winter. The season has not been a very profitable one, owing to cool weather during June and July. Capt. Geo. Crawford is entitled to praise for the care in which he has handled the steamer. He has made himself very popular with her patrons, who regard her as the safest boat on Lake Ontario.

Returned From The West - Mr. D.A. Waddell, who has the contract of putting up lighthouses for the Government, returned from the west this morning. During the summer he has erected 21 buildings between Lakes Superior and Huron. He expected to have them painted this fall, but but after putting on one coat the weather became so cold that the work had to be abandoned until the spring. He says it was reported that the steamers Spartan and Magnet would be laid up in Montreal this winter, but he has since heard the boats will not come down the lakes. The Magnet was started today on his last trip from Owen Sound to Sault Ste. Marie, where it is likely she will lay up. The Spartan has already gone into winter quarters at Owen Sound.

p.3 Court of Revision - Sydenham Ward - Robert Davis' assessment on dry dock struck off. The value of the barge Craftsman was reduced to $600, and the value of the str. Freemason confirmed.

A.C. Rothwell's assessment in Ontario Ward of str. Princess Louise and steam barge Crusoe was appealed against. Louise confirmed, Crusoe reduced $500 in value.

Marine News.

The sloop Home has arrived at Richardson's with 1,500 bushels of barley from Wolfe Island. The schr. Oliver Mowat cleared for Oswego today, with 20,000 bushels of barley. The schrs. Riverside and Kate Kelly, grain laden, passed down this morning en route for Ogdensburg. The str. Norseman went into winter quarters at Port Hope on Monday last.

Not Named Yet -The vessel to be called Glover Cleveland has not yet been launched, but it will be soon. A Kingston yachtsman is inclined to rechristen his yacht so that we may have a Democratic as well as a Republican boat. The man who called his schooner the James G. Blaine is probably sorry for it now. The name will likely remain; it costs something to change a registry. The bum boat Burchard will carry cordwood on the canal next year.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 21, 1884