The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 19, 1887

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p.1 Saving The California's Cargo - St. Ignace, Mich., Oct. 18th - Fifty barrels of pork have been raised from the sunken propeller California. It is thought 500 barrels in all will be saved out of 700. Diver Quinn is doing the work with the tug Saugatuck. An attempt will also be made to pump out the corn. Her hull is in good shape.



Steam and Sailing Vessels,



Tenders will be received by the Executors of the late D.D. Calvin, of Garden Island, County of Frontenac, Ontario, up to noon on the 19th October, 1887, for the purchase of any one or more of the following parcels of the Estate of said D.D. Calvin. The Executors do not bind themselves to accept the highest or any tender. Further particulars can be obtained on application to the Executors, Garden Island, or to Kirkpatrick & Rogers, Solicitors, Kingston:

Parcel No. 1 - Garden Island, containing 65 acres, more or less, with all the wharves, piers and other improvements, including the machinery in saw mill, shops, capstan houses and other buildings, booms, boom chains and all other tools and articles on and about the Island which now belong to said Estate, and which are not specially mentioned in the other parcels named below.

Parcel No. 2 - Goods in general store, as per inventory.

Parcel No. 3 - Stock of iron in blacksmith's shop and boiler shop, as per inventory.

Parcel No. 4 - Goods in sail loft and other places of storage connected with this department, as per inventory.

Parcel No. 5 - Masts, planks, purchase blocks, screws, blocking and other plant used in shipyard, as per inventory.

Parcel No. 6 - Oak and pine timbers at Garden Island, as per specification.

Parcel No. 7 - Two pontoons, with steam winches, boilers and outfit.

Parcel No. 8 - Rafting outfit, anchors, chains, ropes, sails, blankets, axes, augers, cant hooks, yawl boats, harness, etc, as per inventory.

Parcel No. 9 - One 12-inch Rotary steam pump and boiler complete.

Parcel No. 10 - Diving apparatus, six wrecking pontoons, one square wooden wrecking pump and iron fittings for another, one wrecking hawser.

Parcel No. 11 - Fourteen horses.

Parcel No. 12 - Propeller D.D. Calvin.

Parcel No. 13 - Side Wheel Tug Steamer Chieftain.

Parcel No. 14 - Side Wheel Tug Steamer Traveller.

Parcel No. 15 - Side Wheel Tug Steamer Hiram A. Calvin.

Parcel No. 16 - Side Wheel Tug Steamer John A. Macdonald.

Parcel No. 17 - Steamer William Johnston, fitted with steam winches.

Parcel No. 18 - Schooner Prussia.

Parcel No. 19 - Schooner Bavaria.

Parcel No. 20 - Schooner Norway.

Parcel No. 21 - Schooner Denmark.

Parcel No. 22 - Barge St. Lawrence.

Parcel No. 23 - New boiler, of iron, with fire box 7 feet long and shell 11 feet long (that is 18 feet long over all); fire box, 8 feet 3 inches in diameter; shell, 7 feet 2 inches in diameter; two grates, each 6 feet by 3 feet 5 inches; six large flues and 73 return (4 inch) tubes; built to carry about 60 lbs. of steam.

Parcel No. 24 - Office furniture in Garden Island and Quebec offices.

H.A. Calvin & J.A. Hendry, Executors.

Garden Island, Sept. 29th, 1887.



The schr. B.W. Folger cleared for Oswego with 8,000 bushels of barley.

The prop. Dominion and barge Augusta arrived today from Duluth with grain.

The steamer Khartoum discharged 1,500 bushels of grain from Seeley's Bay at Moore's dock.

The Idle Wild and Minnie are discharging 2,000 bushels of grain, (brought from the islands), at Richardson's.

During the fog this morning the steamer Pierrepont ran on a rock between Garden and Wolfe Islands. She worked off uninjured.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 19, 1887