The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 29, 1887

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The steamer Hero goes to Picton this evening, returning to the city tomorrow.

The prop. Celtic, with 20,000 bushels of wheat, arrived in port last night from Hamilton.

The Welland Canal opens on May 4th for vessels of twelve feet draft, and on the 26th for vessels of fourteen feet draft.

The str. Rothesay has been launched at Ogdensburg, and the tug Ontario has taken her place on the marine railway.

The schr. Watertown is in port with 600 tons of granite from Grindstone Island. She leaves tonight for Chicago.

The contract for performing the buoy service on the St. Lawrence river and Lake Ontario has been awarded to N.W. Shellen, Cape Vincent, at $475 per year.

The steambarge D.D. Calvin and consort have arrived at Garden Island with timber from Hamilton. The next westward trip will be to Lake Superior.

The schr. Comanche, which went ashore at Point Peninsula last fall with a cargo of corn, and released by Allen's wreckers, was taken to Oswego yesterday, where she will receive necessary repairs.

Lost In The North - When the schr. Sylvester Neelon was forced to lay up in Tobermory harbour last fall Capt. Milligan and his men had a good deal of trouble getting down from that far away place. Capt. Milligan, with his brother, mate of the vessel, and one of the crew, started north a few weeks ago and had a still harder time than when coming home. The owners of the vessel have received a letter from the captain detailing his experience on the journey. The

party started to

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 29, 1887