The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Jan. 24, 1888

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p.3 District Dashes - Jacob Rathbun, owner of one of the ferry boats at Peterson's ferry, will build a large ferry boat, and in that event will secure the license from the Sophiasburg council. He will place the old ferry boat on the Glenora-Adolphustown route.

p.8 Incidents Of The Day - The schr. Bentley, lying at the foot of Princess street, is being extensively repaired. She is receiving new hatch combings, stanchions, floor ceilings, and jib-boom. Decayed planks are being repaired by sound timber. The repairs are being made under the direction of Capt. Redfern.

The contract for a block to carry a lighthouse on Cole's Shoal, Addington county, has been awarded by the Maritime department to G. Wilson. A contract for supplying 100 toise of stone for Jack Straw Lighthouse, Gananoque, has also been awarded by the department, but is not yet signed.

Capt. J.H. Scott says that the great organ for the Jesuit church, Chicago, built by an uncle of organist Mitchell, of St. Mary's cathedral, was taken west from Montreal by him in the propeller Colonist in 1869. He was paid $1,275 freight. The next trip of the Colonist was disastrous, the vessel being lost.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Jan. 24, 1888