The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Weekly British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 17, 1885

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(missing p. 7 & 8)

p.2 General Items - Messrs. Breck & Booth have contracted to repair the schr. T.J. King, owned by Messrs. Dunnan & Griffin, of Chicago. The schooner lies at Garden Island. She will be hauled out at Portsmouth and about $5,000 spent upon her. As she is an American vessel her owners will have to pay to the United States authorities 50 % on the amount expended in the repairs.

p.4 The Deseronto Lighthouse - Mr. Smith, Deputy Minister of Marine and Fisheries, calls attention to the lighthouse which has been erected at Deseronto. It is a fixed light while elevated 44 feet above the level of the bay and should be visible eleven miles from points of approach seaward.

General Items - The schr. D. Freeman, loaded with grain for Oswego, was run into by a propeller and had her bowsprit carried away. She put into Kingston for repairs.

The steamer Deseronto has discontinued her trips to the Thousand Island Park from Gananoque, and will make only two trips daily to Clayton in the future.

Capt. Bass declares that the tug Mixer ran to Trenton and back, 150 miles, in 24 hours, towing up two light barges and bringing back two that were laden.

The Canadian propeller Prussia took fire, burned, and sank 14 miles off Sand Island Saturday afternoon. The crew arrived safely at Bayfield, Wis., on Monday. The Prussia belonged to Burrows, of St. Catharines, and was valued at $20,000.

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Weekly British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 17, 1885