The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 19, 1885

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The schr. Maxwell cleared last evening for Oswego.

The sloop Two Brothers left yesterday with stone for Adolphustown.

The schr. H. Dudley is expected to clear for Oswego tomorrow with 13,000 bushels of rye.

The steamer Edmunds, owned by Tett Bros. of Bedford Mills, is on Davis' drydock receiving a new wheel.

The Active which has been on the marine railway at Portsmouth for several months came to the city yesterday.

The Montreal mail boats will not begin running before the first of June. They will not run to Hamilton.

Samuel Anderson, sr. of Deseronto, formerly captain of the Armenia, will act as mate on the Alexandria this season.

The contractors leasing the propeller City of Owen Sound have engaged the Sault Ste. Marie tug Mystic and a steam pump from Tremble.

The tug Eleanor of Kingston has been engaged by Messrs. Phippen and Sutherland to tow barges from Point Ann to the Murray Canal.

The sloop Home, Millhaven, 800 bushels wheat, peas and oats, and sloop Idle Wild, Adolphustown, 400 bushels rye, arrived at Richardson's dock today.

The propeller Lake Michigan has received a very complete overhauling. Capt. William Zealand, formerly master of the ocean barque Garden Island, will command her.

Indications are that the steamer Rideau Belle will have a prosperous season. She was unable to carry all the freight that was in waiting for her this morning.

It is reported that the Canadian Pacific railway is making arrangements for placing a line of fast passenger steamers on the route between Kingston and Montreal. The reports lacks one essential feature - truth.

The underwriters, composing the hull pool, repent their action in placing the rates of insurance on lower grade vessels beyond the reach of owners. The premiums on policies issued by the pool up to the present time are less than $265,000, when they should be $500,000.

During the summer Bell, Lewis & Yates will ship from Charlotte 200,000 tons of soft coal to Brockville, for the use of the Grand Trunk road. The firm will also ship 15,000 tons to the Canadian Pacific road, and between 300,000 and 350,000 tons of hard and soft coal will be shipped at Charlotte for Canada before the end of the season.

Ben Van Eyster, once a Chicago vessel owner and lake captain, suicided Sunday night by jumping into the river while intoxicated. His property was swallowed up in the expenses of trials for killing a tug captain six years ago, and a hackman in 1872. Of late he has been little better than a thriftless laborer.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 19, 1885