The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 31, 1886

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The schr. Philo Bennett is loading lumber for Oswego.

The str. St. Lawrence will run an excursion to Ogdensburg, on Sept. 8th.

It is now said that the cost of raising and putting the Passport in shape again will be $40,000.

Capt. Donnelly's steam pumps have been sent to Cornwall. The steamer Passport will be pumped out.

The steamer Corsican passed here this forenoon. She lay at Cobourg during the night.

The str. Maud running to Cape Vincent, only makes two trips per day at 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Capt. Nolan will have command of the str. Pierrepont. He was formerly Captain of the str. Watertown.

Three barges, carrying 33,000 feet lumber, are en route to Kingston from Ottawa. The lumber is consigned to Swift.

The steambarge Resolute made four round trips between Deseronto and Oswego last week carrying one million feet of lumber.

The schr. Belle Mitchell, ashore above Port Colborne, has been released after lightering about 3,000 bush. of corn. She was apparently uninjured.

A certificate was filed in Rochester of the payment of 20 per cent of the $300,000 of capital stock of the Ontario & St. Lawrence Navigation Company.

Capt. Pierce will leave for Evansville, Ind., on the 15th of October, to superintend the construction of an excursion steamer. He is now getting out the plan of the new steamer, to be built for Capt. Garrett for the Kingston and Montreal via Rideau Canal route.

Arrivals: schr. Blanche, Oswego, 196 tons coal; barge Gaskin, Duluth, 37,000 bush. wheat; prop. Glengarry, Duluth, 21,500 bush. wheat; schr. Caroline Marsh, Toronto, 12,983 bush. wheat.

Cleared: schr. Caroline Marsh, Toledo, light; prop. Lincoln and schr. Lisgar, Chicago, light.

Accident To A Raft - A raft of timber (Calvin & Co.) struck on the first pier of the Victoria Bridge Monday. Part of the raft, on which were three men, drifted off, and the raftsmen were finally picked up near Hochelaga. The other men were taken off the raft by the tug J.A. Macdonald. The tug finally succeeded in getting the raft off as well.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 31, 1886