The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 10, 1886

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p.1 The Battle of Oswego - on May 6th, 1814, the British fleet under Sir James Yeo anchored off Oswego and opened fire on Fort Ontario - details. [Oswego Palladium]



The schr. Undine loads timber at Bay City for Kingston.

The str. Ontario, at Gananoque, will be sold.

The schr. E. Blake is awaiting orders at Garden Island.

The schrs. Folger and O. Mowat load lumber for Cape Vincent.

The prop. Scotia, from Owen Sound, is discharging grain at Portsmouth.

The prop. Armenia, from Toledo, lightened corn and proceeded to Montreal.

The prop. Ocean, Port Arthur, lightened and proceeded to Montreal. Her cargo is grain.

The steamers Prince Arthur and Rothesay, at Gananoque, are being fitted out for service.

The men loading vessels at the K. & P.R.R. dock struck for 90 cents an hour today. They were getting 15 cents.

The Richelieu Navigation Company hope to put the steamer Prince Arthur upon the same route this season.

At Davis' shipyard the barge Manitoba, Tett Bros., Bedford Mills, has been hauled out for repairs. The Lorraine will be docked tomorrow.

It is probable that the barges Gaskin, Southampton and Oriental will clear tomorrow, in tow of the prop. Scotia, for Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Arrivals - str. Armenia, Toledo, 8,000 bush. corn; schr. Flora Emma, Charlotte, 259 tons coal; str. Alexandria, Ogdensburg, 100 egg cases; tug G.D. Seymour, Odgensburg, light; schr. B.W. Folger, Oswego, light; schr. Oliver Mowat, Oswego, light.

Cleared - schr. T.H. Howland, Grindstone Island, light; schr. McLellan, Dexter, 38,000 ft. lumber; sloop Two Brothers, Cape Vincent, 1,250 ties; schr. Chas. B. Wood, Dexter, 30,000 ft. lumber; schr. G.C. Finney, Chicago, light.

The Minnow, a small boat, is running on the route between Clayton and Alexandria Bay. The str. J.F. Maynard is being repaired at Ogdensburg. Captain Sweet's route the coming summer is the same as that run by him for many years, between Clayton and the Bay. The str. Thorn will run excursions among the islands as formerly.

Steam Yacht Building.

William Robinson, boat builder, is finishing a very handsome steam yacht for Henry Wade, 34 x 7, from a hull made by Pierce, the builder of the steamer St. Lawrence; coal boiler, from Kingston foundry, and Doty engine. She will have speed as well as style. He has also in frame a finely modelled steam yacht, 25 x 5, for John Gillies & Co., for one of their coal oil engines, which are a great success, and for which they are receiving an average of six orders per week. Capt. Hamilton, Collector of Customs, has sold his small yacht and coal oil boiler and engine, and, having confidence in these motors, has given orders to Mr. Robinson for another and larger yacht.

Mr. Miller's steam yacht Dot, of handsome model, with coal boiler, is nearing completion at Davis' yard, where there is also on the stocks a staunch steam yacht, 32 x 8. The Toniata is also on the stocks for repairs. Small steam yachts are also being built on Wolfe Island and Garden Island.

The J.B. Sabre and Prof. Dupuis' yacht are also being refitted for the season's pleasure.

Personal Mention - Mr. Joseph Tilton is again steward of the steamer Maud.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 10, 1886