The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 12, 1886

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p.8 Ship Work at Cleveland - Mr. L. Brooks, of this city, counted one of the best ship carpenters in Canada, will superintend the construction of a steam barge at Cleveland this winter. He has been given permission to bring six ship carpenters with him.

Renewing Their Steamers - The Richelieu Company will commence on Monday to put new dining rooms in every boat, besides making other improvements. The Passport will be made almost as good as a new boat. It is contemplated to spend on improvements and repairs this winter about $70,000.


The schr. A. Falconer is loading 12,000 bush. of wheat at Toronto for Kingston.

The barge Princess, from Oswego, is discharging 600 tons of coal at Swift's.

The schr. O. Mowat is loading ore for Cleveland. Before she clears she will receive a new mizzen mast.

On Saturday the steamers Rideau Belle and Ida raced for twelve miles. The Belle won by two miles and a half.

The steamer Pierrepont towed the schr. Watertown to Grindstone Island last evening. She loads stone for Chicago.

The Ida Wild (sic - Idle Wild ?), laden with 1,800 bushels of peas, (from Eilbeck's) has cleared for Cape Vincent. The peas are going to New York.

Steambarges Nile and Water Lily, and barges Isis and Ban, are en route from Ottawa to the Rathbun Co. with 50,000 feet of timber.

Messrs. M. Kelly and W. Bissonette, divers, engaged during the summer in deepening a canal at Little Current, have returned to the city.

The schrs. Clara Youell, Kingsville, wheat; North Star, Amherstburg, wheat; W.R. Taylor, Toledo, timber, and steambarge Tecumseh and consorts, Toledo, timber, are in the Welland Canal en route to Kingston.

Two handsome steam yachts were in port yesterday. They were the Jessie N., owned by Mr. Neilson, New York, and Jane, owned by H.R. Clarke, New York. The yachts were returning from Ottawa where the owners left them and proceeded back to New York by rail.

Creating Navigable Waters - Gananoque water power company involved; may join Charleston Lake to Gananoque River.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 12, 1886