The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 11, 1886

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p.8 Capt. Pierce Designed Her - The str. Mascot, blown up on the Missouri river a few days ago, was designed by Capt. Pierce, of this city. He states that she had the strongest set of boilers he ever saw in a steamboat. Capt. Pierce has been ordered to prepare the working models to be built for a new str. for Capt. Garrett. She will be 108 ft. long, 28 ft. beam, have 46 staterooms and cabin accommodation for 150 passengers.


The schr. O. Mowat is loading iron ore for Cleveland.

The sloop Two Brothers, from Deseronto, is discharging oak timber at the M.T. Company's wharf.

The schr. Mary Lyon and steam-barge Lincoln and consort, Chicago, corn, are en route to Kingston.

The schr. Julia is loading 7,000 bushels of Richardson's barley at Gananoque for Oswego.

The schr. Watertown has been chartered to carry stone from Grindstone Island to Chicago.

James B. Stewart, of Deseronto, engineer of the prop. Resolute, has taken out a patent for an improvement in counterbalance for link motion in steam engines. Experts pronounce the invention very valuable.

At Eilbeck's elevator, the barge Minnie Francis has arrived with 4,000 bush. of barley, peas and oats from Seeley's Bay; the sloop Idle Wild is discharging 1,800 bush. of oats brought from the islands. The schr. Philo Bennett cleared for Oswego with 7,000 bush. of barley.

Arrivals: schr. Watertown, Chicago, 21,500 bush. corn; prop. Armenia, Duluth, 22,000 bush. wheat; prop. Alma Munro, Duluth, 8,400 bush. wheat.

Cleared : schr. Bessie Barwick, Oswego, light; schr. Singapore, Oswego, 15,443 feet lumber; prop. Scotia, Duluth, light.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 11, 1886