The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 6, 1886

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The tug Thompson and two barges, light, cleared for Oswego last night.

About twelve vessels lay at South Bay on Thursday night. The wind was too strong for them to sail.

The str. Rothesay has been taken to Ogdensburg. There she will be hauled out and two steel keelsons placed in her and the hull rebuilt.

It is the intention of the owner of the prop. Myles to convert her into a steam barge, after she is raised from her present position at the Kingston foundry dock.

The sloop Lorraine, into which a part of the cargo of the prop. Myles was transferred, ran aground near the Kingston foundry dock. There is now a large hole in her bottom and men and men are engaged pumping the water out of her.

Two weeks ago the schr. O. Mowat cleared from this port for Cleveland with iron ore. She arrived here yesterday with a cargo of coal from Sandusky for Swift. Captain Saunders says that his schooner is a very fast sailer. Since she left Kingston she has only been sailing six days.

A captain on the Rideau canal says the waterway is in an unsafe condition. The Kingston Mills dam he says is sadly out of repair and losing large quantities of water. At Birmingham cut an appropriation of $5,000 has been expended, yet the passage is so narrow that it is almost impossible to get the barges through. Between Washburn and Brewer's the sides of the canal are falling in. Near Dean's lock house there are not over four feet of water in the canal.

p.8 Shipwrecked Four Times - Capt. James Crosby, who has been visiting friends here, left today for Detroit, where he resides. He was four times shipwrecked at sea. Seven years ago he lived on one of the Brothers and was a fisherman. While tending to his nets one day some person set fire to his house and burned it down.

Yachting In Kingston - Carl Fechter's letter (2 columns).

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 6, 1886