The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 10, 1888

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The steamer Ida is being overhauled and repainted.

The steamer Empress of India is to ply between Port Dalhousie and Toronto.

The steamer Islander will run to Cape Vincent for a week or so as soon as navigation begins.

The schr. Cora Post, belonging to Ira Folger, has been expensively repaired by R. Davis.

The schr. Jessie Breck has received new covering board, rails, windlass, cabin decks and cabin.

Capt. Peacock, of the schr. O. Mowat has arrived, and will commence to fit out his boat immediately.

Capt. D. Bates and J. McCutcheon are putting a new foremast in the schr. A. Falconer, Portsmouth.

The schr. B.W. Folger, Capt. Dandy, is ready for service, and will likely be the first schooner to leave port.

The schr. Watertown, (Capt. Beaupre) lying at the north end of Ontario street, is receiving extensive repairs.

The government have granted to Trenton $3,000 for harbor improvements, and a lighthouse has also been promised it.

New instruments and material have been sent to Sault Ste. Marie for the prosecution of the work on the Canadian canal.

The schooner Caroline Marsh cleared from Port Hope for Charlotte with a cargo of 16,905 bushels of barley drawing 11 feet.

The schr. Jessie Breck is being put in fine condition and will go out in fine shape. It is said that $2,500 will be spent in putting her in order.

The first arrival of the season in Toronto was the schooner Maud S. on Saturday, from Port Credit. Captain Walker wins the silk hat given by the harbor master.

James Quigley, first engineer of the str. Nile, has gone to Deseronto to fit her out. Captain Daley says that the Nile will reach Kingston on April 20th with a cargo of timber.

Work on the str. Cibola is being prosecuted with great energy at Deseronto. The bar-room and officers' quarters are now finished, the workmanship being much admired. The saloon is underway, the promenade deck completed and in a few days it will receive the stauncheons for the awning deck.

The steamers owned by the St. Lawrence river steamboat company, lying at this port have been overhauled and generally repaired. The officers for the season have been selected and are as follows: steamer Maud, Captain Hinckley, engineer W. Derry, steward J. Hawkes; steamer St. Lawrence, Capt. M.D. Estes, engineer J. Dickson, steward Joseph Roodly, purser W. Allen, Watertown; steamer Pierrepont, Capt. Allen, engineer Gellies, purser G. Mackenzie; steamer Thorn, Capt. Miller, engineer J.A. Hadell, purser F. Hugo.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 10, 1888