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

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The schr. Erie Stewart has cleared for Oswego, and W.R. Taylor for Toronto.

The tug Thistle, of Sackett's Harbor, is on the Portsmouth marine railway.

The schr. St. Louis, from Toledo, with 23,220 bush. corn, is in port; also the schr. British Queen, light, from Oswego.

The str. N.P. Davies has been seized for an infraction of the steamboat inspection act. The steamer was released on a deposit being made.

The schr. W.R. Taylor, Capt. James Dix, arrived here yesterday light from Prescott. She cleared for Toronto last evening en route to Toledo to load timber for Kingston.

Capt. Pierce will leave here the week after next for Evansville, Indiana, where he superintends the construction of two steamers for service on the Ohio River. One will be 145 feet along and the other 180 feet.

Harbor master Baldwin, Toronto, warns mariners that the waters of Lake Ontario have fallen two feet since May last, and notifies captains of vessels drawing twelve feet or over to guide themselves accordingly.

A telegram has just been received at St. Catharines from Mr. Lynch, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., saying that the schr. Bessie Barwick sank on Oct. 28th, off Pilot Harbor. The crew was saved and are expected at the Sault today.

Capt. Pierce has prepared a plan of the new steamer for the Rideau route, which Noon and Bajus intend building this winter. The boat will have a steel frame and topsides and plank bottom. Her dimensions will be 108 feet long, 28 feet beam, 6 1/2 feet hold. She will be propelled at the rate of thirteen miles an hour by a triple compound engine. The capacity of the boat will be fifty passengers. She will be built in the city.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 12, 1887