The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 24 1885

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p.2 Incidents Of The Day - Mr. Robinson and four men from Kingston are building a scow of no mean proportions for Messrs. Sheeney & Reese at Cape Vincent.


Items For the Mariners.

The schr. Penokee at Sandusky has been purchased by Mr. Hubbard, of Toledo, for $8,000. The owner will be fortunate if he retains the services of Capt. F. McGuire.

We understand that it is the intention to place the tug Active and barges Glenora and John Gaskin in the Lake Superior trade, taking coal from Oswego or Charlotte to Port Arthur and bringing back cargoes of wheat from Duluth. Contracts for freighting the coal have been made. The tug D.G. Thompson may be placed on the route between Kingston and Toledo, towing the barges Seneca and Oneida, which are now being lengthened. Captain James Gardner will command the Active.

Portsmouth Still On The Move.

Peter Mitchell has began rebuilding the tug Active, belonging to the M.T. Co. He expects to employ many hands until the opening of navigation. The Kennedys are putting new staunchions, bulwarks and rail on the Annie Foster. The K. & M.F. Co. are doing their usual amount of spring repairs.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 24 1885