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

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p.8 In Memorium - The Late Robert Gillespie - Robert Gillespie, who, for a quarter of a century, had been in charge of the lighthouse at Port Metcalf, foot of Wolfe Island, died on Thursday, aged 83 years. He was a brother of John Gillespie, Pittsburg, and leaves a widow and seven children. He emigrated to Canada in 1840, and previous to his appointment as lighthouse keeper was a farmer. For some time he suffered from rheumatism, and so severely that he could not walk. He was highly respected by all who knew him.


The schr. Westside cleared yesterday for the west.

The schr. Mary Ann Lydon is loading iron ore for Cleveland; freight, 70 cents.

The str. Rawson starts running on the Clayton-Kingston route on the 15th inst.

The schr. Eliza White will be docked at Cobourg and $3,000 worth of repairs made upon her.

Peter McLaren, Perth, intends purchasing a steam yacht suitable for the Rideau and St. Lawrence.

A raft was towed from Garden Island to Quebec in five days and a half this week, the quickest time on record.

Lake charters from Duluth and Kingston have been made at 8 cents, as against 6 cents at the opening of the season.

The schr. John Wesley, has arrived from Chicago with corn, and the schr. Flora Emma, from Oshawa, is unloading coal screenings for Crawford.

The steamer Rideau Belle has received a new wheel, had her machinery overhauled, left the Garden Island ways and resumed her route on the Rideau Canal.

The prop. Nipigon, wrecked on Lake Ontario last fall, and rebuilt, has been made an American boat, and will be known as the Stephen C. Clarke, of Buffalo.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 11, 1887