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

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p.8 Incidents Of The Day - Oldrieve & Horne, sailmakers, are putting masts on the barge Brandon and supplying rigging. She will be used as a lake tow barge next season.


A barge is being built at Garden Island. It will be completed next summer.

Mr. Leslie, chairman of the board of steamboat inspection, will immediately proceed to St. Catharines and Kingston, in order to commence the inquiry into the loss of the Oriental.

The steam barge Water Lily is docked at Lingman's mill, Belleville. The Brown manufacturing company have the contract for putting in a new marine boiler. Next summer the boat will ply between Belleville and Ottawa, carrying lumber.

Capt. Fraser will raise the barge Oriental, sunk near Port Dalhousie. She is but a short distance under water and by using strong pumps, the coal can be pumped out of her. The craft, it is said, will not be seriously affected by the plunge she took down into the water.

Dec. 20, 1887


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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 19, 1887