The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Feb. 22, 1886

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p.2 Affairs Of The World - The str. Quinte is being improved at Deseronto for the coming season. The changes will enable her to make the round trip from Picton to Trenton three hours less than heretofore.

p.3 Timber Charters Secured - The schooners F.J. King and J.H. Breck have been chartered by Breck & Booth to carry timber from Toledo to Garden Island at going rates. Mr. Matthews, of Toronto, has secured the steam-barge Bruno, and schooners Laura and Maggie McRae, to carry timber and staves from Escanaba, Bay City and Toledo to Kingston. The cargoes belong to Stokes and Kelly, and the rate is private.

Work On The Prop. Argyle - A steel arch is now being put into the prop. Argyle, the calculation of which is to strengthen her greatly and fit her for service upon the upper lakes. Her sides are to be made solid, adding also to her stability and seaworthiness. She will have timber holes cut in her and possibly a new name, the Glengarry. Capt. McMaugh, formerly in command of the Active, will handle the rebuilt craft, and her consorts the Gaskin and Glenora.

Personal Column - Mr. H. Thurston, engineer on the steamer Favorite, which plies between Menominee & Chicago, left today for the latter place.

p.4 Events Of The Day - The directors of the R. & O. Company are authorized to increase the capital stock by $200,000, and to acquire the property and stock of the Laprairie & Longueil Navigation Companies.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Feb. 22, 1886