The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 19, 1886

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p.3 First Trip Of The Season - The str. Hero leaves for Bay of Quinte ports tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock.


The schr. Acacia is receiving repairs at Davis' shipyard.

The addition to the steamer Pierrepont's top deck is a great improvement.

The schr. Grantham has secured two loads of timber at Toledo for Kingston.

The schr. Dudley cleared this morning for Oswego with 16,000 bush. of barley.

The annual meeting of the lake yacht racing association occurs in Oswego on May 8th.

Messrs. J. Whalen and J. Landers erected the spars in the prop. Argyle today.

The schr. Idle Wild, from Wolfe Island, is unloading 1,000 bushels of peas at Richardson's dock.

The str. Norseman left yesterday for Port Hope, and was to resume her trips on the Charlotte route today.

The water in the harbor has not been so high in thirty years. Mariners say it will continue at its present level.

The str. Calvin and tow left on Saturday. Two schooners load timber at Toronto, and three of them at Hamilton.

The schrs. S.J. Luff and J.L. McLaren bring 20,000 bush. of wheat each to Kingston from Chicago at 6 cents per bush.

Capt. Dan Bates, accompanied by his mate, D. Milleny, left today for Port Dalhousie, where they will join the schr. Fellow Craft.

The schr. Oliver Mowat is being recaulked and repaired. Capt. Saunders says she will not go into service before the 1st May.

The barge R. Gaskin carried the machinery rescued from the steambarge Indian, burned last winter, to the Kingston foundry dock.

Tomorrow morning the steambarge Tecumseh and consorts, Cavalier and Cameron, leave for Toronto. They will load timber there for Collinsby.

The steamer Thompson, and barges Glenora and Gaskin, left on Saturday for Oswego. At this point the Thompson will take in coal and proceed with her tow to Toledo, where they will load grain for Kingston.

The str. Pierrepont took the tug Perew to the Kingston Foundry dock this morning. Here she will get her machinery repaired before leaving for Morrisburg where she will work in connection with a dredge.

Capt. Pierce is at Evansville, Indiana, building a steamer. The water has risen so far up the stocks that the craft has had to be anchored down to keep it from floating away. Should the water rise any higher the steamer will go to pieces.

The schr. Highland Beauty lost her anchor and chain in the Bay of Quinte. Yesterday she ran into this port. Her captain purchased a chain from Donnelly & Son and an anchor from Cockburn. She cleared today for Macdonald's Cove to load stone for Toronto.

For two years the owners of the schr. Typo endeavored to have a fine, imposed by the customs department, remitted, but finding that this could not be done they forwarded $726 to Collector Hamilton and wiped out the indebtedness. The fine was imposed for selling damaged grain to Amherst Islanders without having paid the duty. The captain had been cautioned, but he declared he would sell what he liked, as he did not care a ___ for the customs.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 19, 1886