The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 21, 1887

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p.1 Incidents Of The Day - McEwen & Son are building a double compound engine for the str. Rideau; 2 boilers for Capt. Davis, and a kilson for the steamer John Thorn.



There is considerable ice in Portsmouth harbour yet.

The schr. Jessie Breck cleared for Oswego this afternoon.

The freight on iron ore, from this port to Chicago, is 90 cents per ton.

Capt. Marshall will fit out the schr. Bavaria on Wednesday.

The schr. W.R. Taylor will load timber at Toledo for Garden Island.

It is said that the steamer Pierrepont will be ready for service next week.

The tug Eleanor, on the stocks at Anglin's yard, will be launched next week.

The schr. A. Foster has been chartered by Eilbeck to carry grain to Oswego.

The new wheels, which the steamer Maud received this winter, have added greatly to her speed.

The steam barge Nile and tow expect to clear for Cape Vincent this evening with ties.

At five o'clock this morning the prop. Scotia started for Gananoque. She will load barley for Oswego.

The steamer Hero will be launched this week. It will be a week later before she is ready for service.

The schr. Norway is being made ready for service. Over $2,000 has been spent in repairing her.

The steamer Resolute cleared for Oswego with a cargo of ties. She will carry coal from there to Toronto.

The steamer Princess Louise towed the schr. B.W. Folger to Wolfe Island today. She will load grain for Oswego.

J. Roadley will be steward of the steamer Maud for two weeks. Then F. Greenwood will take sole charge of the tables.

J. Francis is building three steam yachts for sale. The local fleet will be large enough for a regatta this year on queen's jubilee day.

Mr. Leslie intends building a steam windlass for the tug McArthur this summer. The machine will set on a steel plate two inches thick. It came from England.

The Cobourg Star says that Capt. Crawford's command of str. Norseman means comfort to the passengers. Steward Stevenson has commenced his thirty-third year as a caterer.

The yacht Una, which was sunk in Cataraqui Bay, was raised yesterday and towed this morning to Portsmouth by the steamer Princess Louise. The Una is owned at the penitentiary.

For the remainder of the week the str. Maud will leave for Cape Vincent at 11:30 o'clock each day. After Monday she will connect with the trains, arriving at 11:30 a.m. and leaving at 3 p.m.

The steamer D.D. Calvin cleared last evening for Oswego with the schrs. Prussia and Dudley in tow. After coaling at Oswego the Calvin and Prussia will proceed to Hamilton and load timber.

The prop. Sir Leonard Tilley, and four barges, were expected to arrive at Garden Island from Port Dalhousie today. They are laden with timber, got at Toledo, and have about 100,000 feet. The owner of Tilley intends to lengthen her 40 feet.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 21, 1887