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

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The str. Pierrepont is receiving a coat of white paint.

N.T. Greenwood is visiting friends in Hamilton.

The schr. Craftsman is en route to this city with grain from Chicago.

The strs. Corsican, Toronto; Elgin, Montreal; called at Swift's wharf yesterday.

The tug Edmunds and four barges are en route to the city from Ottawa, with 700,000 lath and 350,000 feet of lumber.

The schr. Flora Carveth, sold under an order of execution, was knocked down to Mr. Hennesey, of Trenton, for $3,800.

The Montreal Transportation Company have 500,000 bushels of grain on the way from Chicago and Toledo.

Capt. J. Donnelly, sr., has gone to Georgian Bay for the purpose of raising an iron steamer, the Meteor, owned by Cook Bros., Toronto, sunk in the bay.

Folger Bros. have transhipped 5,000 bushels of corn from the barge Severn into the barge Denmark. The grain will be taken to Oswego. About 2,500 bushels of the grain was undamaged. R.J. Eilbeck has purchased about 1,500 bushels of the remaining grain.

The prop. Myles, with 1,200 tons of coal from Erie to Port Arthur, is aground on Hare Island, having been driven there during a fierce gale. She can be successfully rescued. The crew are safe.

A dry dock is sadly needed at this port. There is not one between Montreal and Dalhousie. It is the general opinion of prominent men that owing to the absence of a dock thousands of dollars are lost to the city annually.

The tug D.G. Thompson, which ran aground on the Ducks, is now on the marine railway at Portsmouth, having her machinery overhauled, propeller wheels and shafts refitted, covered with iron plating on the water line, and entirely repainted from stem to stern. When launched she will look like a new boat.

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