The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 10, 1887

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p.8 Incidents Of The Day - The schr. Hartford, bound from Detroit to Ogdensburg, lost her bowsprit and was damaged $300 worth in a storm off Cleveland.

A Trip Up The Quinte - on str. Hero, description of Picton harbor, scenery. (full column)

Asking For More Power - At a special meeting of the shareholders of the Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company, the directors of the company were authorized to apply to the Quebec legislature for power to issue debentures to the amount of $300,000.


The water is very high in the canal this season.

R. Davis will build a steambarge for T. Keys

The schr. Eliza Fisher is loading peas in Port Hope for Kingston.

The steambarge Anglo-Saxon is being overhauled at Davis' shipyard.

The tug Thompson and three barges arrived from Oswego with coal.

The schr. O. Mowatt (sic Mowat) will load iron ore for Cleveland in a few days.

The schrs. Blanche and Kate Eccles have reached here with grain from the west.

The Rainbow and Laura D. have cleared for Three Mile Bay with lumber, lath and shingles.

The schr. H. Dudley will go from Oswego to Toronto to load 10,000 bushels of rye for this city.

The schr. A. Falconer from Toronto with 10,500 bushels of rye for Richardson & Son was expected today.

The steamer Ontario is fitting out at Charlotte and Alexandria Bay, touching at Oswego but not at Kingston.

The sloop Lorraine has cleared for Oswego with 100,000 feet of lumber. On returning she will load grain for Deseronto.

The steambarge Freemason and barge Minnie Frances, with 230,000 feet of lumber for Oswego, arrived from Ottawa today.

Capt. Noonan, master of the steamer Rideau Belle, says he never saw so many wild ducks on the Rideau canal as can be seen on it now.

Capt. Merriman will soon begin the work of raising the prop. Chamberlain, sunk by the prop. Pridgeon near Cheboygan on Oct. 13th, 1886. She was valued at $55,000.

Eilbeck and Richardson & Son have loaded the barges Princess and William with 10,000 bushels of rye, 10,000 bushels of wheat and 10,000 bushels of peas. The grain is going to Montreal.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 10, 1887