The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Feb. 24, 1886

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p.3 Making Her Very Fast - A compound engine, from plans drawn in Detroit, has been placed in the steamer Rideau Belle by McEwen & Son. The engine is 81 horse power, and calculated to increase the speed of the boat by at least two miles in an hour. The other repairs to the steamer are almost completed.


The schr. Bolivia, which sank on Wolfe Island shore late last fall while in tow of the tug Proctor, has been sold to Hall & Co., Ogdensburg, for $3,500.

William Forbes has contracted with F.W. Wheeler for a four-masted schooner to go behind the K.M. Forbes. Her length is to be 249 feet, beam 40 feet, hold 17 feet.

Capt. Dobbins has begun suits against the Canadian government for a balance due on two lifeboats furnished by him, and for infringement on his patents registered in that country.

It is said that quite a number of Detroit vessel owners mean to take advantage of Judge Brown's decision regarding the 500 bushel shortage of the schr. L.A. Law. They intend to seal their hatches and deliver the amount of grain received, and to stand no shortage. A similar decision was given years ago, but it seems to be a difficult matter for vessels to avail themselves of its provisions. Consignees will not accept cargoes described as "more or less."

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Feb. 24, 1886