The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 11, 1887

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p.2 GALLOPING INTO DEBT - Government Expenditures (Estimates) - $1,000,000 for Soo canal; $98,000 for Lachine Canal; $100,000 for improvements to head of Galops Canal; $116,000 for completion of Murray Canal; $585,000 for Welland Canal.

Local Items - to remove obstructions in Rideau Canal, at Lower Brewers, $5,000.



The schr. Philo Bennett is loading lumber for Oswego.

Prop. Canada lightened grain and cleared for Montreal.

Capt. James Murray, who has been visiting friends at Port Dalhousie, returned to the city yesterday.

The schr. Lady Macdonald, after discharging 13,000 bush. wheat, cleared for Toledo to load coal for Collingwood.

Messrs. Rooney and Plunkett, Cobourg, have sold their schooner, Laura Rooney, to Capt. Matthews, Lakeport, for $2,500 cash and another vessel.

The tug McArthur arrived this morning and took on board a steam pump. She cleared for the schr. Queen of the Lakes, sunk near Presque Isle.

It will be interesting for vessel captains to know that collectors in the United States have received orders that all officers must have manifests of cargoes signed by themselves before they can land any merchandise.

Arrivals - barge Grimsby, Sandusky, 22,900 bush. corn; barge Lisgar, Sandusky, 23,100 bush. corn; prop. Lincoln, Sandusky, barges in tow; prop. Niagara, lightened grain and proceeded to Montreal; prop. Canada, Toronto, grain; props. Lake Ontario and Cuba, Montreal.

The Thousand Island Steamboat company and the R.W. & O.R.R. have completed their plans for running boats and trains for the river travel. All passengers trains will run solid to Clayton; the steamer John Thorn will connect and run to the parks and Alexandria Bay; the Maynard will run from Cape Vincent connecting with the Thorn at Clayton for down the river; the St. Lawrence will run on excursions.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 11, 1887