The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 12, 1887

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The steambarge Anglin is loading ties for Cape Vincent.

The schr. A. Foster arrived at Bath from Oswego with coal. Freight 30 cents free of towing.

The schr. Watertown, Capt. E. Beaupre, is loading stone at Grindstone Island for Chicago.

The schr. Greenwood cleared with ties for Charlotte, and Clara White with lumber for Oswego. They are chartered by the Rathbun company.

The steambarge Nile and consort are enroute to the city with 450,000 feet of lumber for the Rathbun company. Part of the material is for Oswego. The balance will go to Deseronto.

The Montreal Transportation company has under consideration the building of a propeller, in dimensions and carrying capacity larger than any now trading on the locks and with this port. If it is decided to build her of iron the work will be done in Scotland, and the boat brought to Kingston without the central section, which will be added here. This temporary abbreviation of length will be made necessary in order to pass through the St. Lawrence canals. If the propeller is to be built of wood the work upon her will be done here. Cost between $60,000 and $70,000. Plans and specifications now out.

The steamer chartered by the government to carry lighthouse supplies this season is the prop. Canada. This morning she sailed into port carrying many flags. The first man to appear when the boat touched the dock was the superintendent of lighthouses, ex-Ald. P. Harty. He stepped from the boat and grasped the hands of the 'bhoys who stood around. Mr. Harty's assistants are J.A. Robertson and A. Halket. The steamer left Montreal on Friday, 8th inst., and she will furnish with supplies all the lighthouses between that city and Fort William, returning about August. 1st. A number of ladies and gentlemen are accompanying the boat for pleasure. Capt. Fairgrave, her owner, is on board.

St. Lawrence Scenery - Grant Allen's descriptive article from Longman's magazine.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 12, 1887