The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 7, 1887

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The schr. B.W. Folger will load lumber for Oswego.

The schr. Clara Youell cleared last evening for Toronto.

The schrs. Gearing and A. Foster will carry lumber to Oswego.

The sloop Rainbow, from Deseronto, is discharging timber at Rathbun's dock.

The prop. Tilley and tow and prop. Clinton and tow cleared for the west today.

The str. Maud's latest - two cheap excursions twice per week on Wednesday and Saturday.

The str. Princess Louise will commence her regular trips between here and Alexandria Bay next week.

The steamer D.D. Calvin and consorts, with timber from St. Ignace, Mich., are at Garden Island.

The schr. Julia has gone to Charlotte to load coal for Capt. R. Crawford; freight 35 cents, the highest ever paid.

Today Mr. Campbell shipped his steam yacht Spark to Mr. A.M. Whitney, of Cleveland, her purchaser.

The steamer Scotia and tow have been chartered to carry coal from Sandusky to this city for Swift.

Arrivals at Swift's - Props. Lake Ontario, Ocean, Armenia, Corsican, Montreal; Algerian, Toronto.

The str. John Thorn was to have cleared today for Clayton. She will at once commence her regular trips on the St. Lawrence.

Commencing on Monday next the steamer Magnet will make her regular trips between the city and Montreal. Passengers going east by water will then be able to secure a passage every day.

Arrivals: Schr. Julia, Ogdensburg, light; schr. Lisgar, Duluth, 23,000 bush. wheat; prop. Lincoln, Duluth, 16,500 bush. wheat; schr. Gleniffer, Duluth, 21,300 bush. wheat; schr. Nellie Hunter, Toronto, 11,868 bush. corn.

The str. Evangeline has had another trial trip for a full test and with the exception of the str. St. Lawrence is the fastest steamer on the river. She is close upon the St. Lawrence, too.

Clearances: steam-barge Sir L. Tilley, schrs. Merritt, Benson and Neelon, Ashtabula, light; steambarge R. Anglin, Cape Vincent, 2,000 ties; schr. Julia, Charlotte, light; schr. Clara Youell, Fairhaven, light; schr. Laura, Ashtabula, light.

The Evansville (Iowa) Journal gives a glowing description of the new steamer which has been built at that place for St. Louis capitalists under the direction of Capt. Pierce, of Kingston, the modeller of La Mascotte and Sunbeam, two other fast boats built at Evansville. The last boat is called the New South, is 257 ft. long, 42 ft. 6 in. beam, 7 ft. 6 in. depth of hold, has four steel boilers and engines 20 ft. (sic) in diameter, and 7 1/2 ft. stroke. She is lit by electricity.

At one o'clock last evening the tug Thompson and a barge attempted to go through the swing bridge side by side. The opening not being wide enough to let the boats pass they became wedged together, tightly, and considerable time was spent before they were released. Two schooners anchored just at the swing bridge yesterday and were in the way of boats, waiting to go below the bridge. The Pierrepont with a barge in tow was inconvenienced by them. Sailors state that the harbor-master should see that boats are anchored in proper places in the harbour.

The steamer Island Queen, built for Carnegie Bros., of Brockville, by R. Davis, shipbuilder, is highly spoken of. The Times says she is in all respects a first class craft and just such as has been needed in Brockville for a long time past. Her lines are finely drawn, but she runs as steady as a rock. On Tuesday evening a heavy sea overtook her near the lighthouse, but it did not effect her in the least. The Queen is 101 feet in length, beam 20 feet, and depth of hold 6 1/2 feet. Her engines are powerful and are capable of getting up a speed of over thirteen miles an hour. The carrying capacity of the boat is three hundred.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 7, 1887