The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 12, 1888

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The schr. Bessie Barwick, which sank in the upper lakes last fall, will be raised.

There is lots of ice about the head of Wolfe Island and as far as the Ducks.

The freight to be paid on barley, carried from this port to Oswego will range this season from 1 1/2 cents to 2 cents.

Capt. Bruce M. Davis has returned from Florida to Alexandria Bay where he has been running a steam yacht.

A.A. Leonard, light house tender at Alexandria Bay, lighted up on the 3rd inst., seven days earlier than last year.

The steamer Pierrepont reached the cape yesterday afternoon at three o'clock and arrived back at eight o'clock.

Capt. Shilton will sail the schr. Gulnair; Capt. Malcolm Shaw, Rutherford; Capt. Armstrong, Ella Murton.

A carrying bin has been added to the prop. St. Magnus by which an extra capacity of 2,500 bushels is secured.

The Alexandria Bay steamboat company has a steamer building at Buffalo to cost $20,000. The steamer is to be ready for use by the first of May.

The "Big Sandy" life saving station, at the foot of Lake Ontario, the Oswego and other stations along the lakes, will open on the 16th inst.

The schr. Blanche, which ran ashore last fall on the Bay of Quinte with a cargo of grain, has received new planks and been generally repaired.

The schr. Caroline Marsh has reached Toronto with 431 tons of coal from Charlotte. She was the first vessel to reach that port from across the lake.

The schr. Grantham, Capt. T. Donnelly, will be recaulked. Part of her rail will also be removed. As soon as navigation opens she will load coal at American ports for Toronto.

The schrs. Caroline Marsh and Eliza Fisher arrived at Charlotte on Sunday, the former from Port Hope and the latter from Cobourg. They had a pleasant passage across the lake and did not encounter any ice.

The schr. George Suffell, owned by Capt. Mullens, was badly damaged by fire yesterday at Belleville. The hull was considerably damaged and as it filled with water settled on the bottom. The Suffell was insured for $1,500.

The steamer Pierrepont was unable to reach the Wolfe Island dock yesterday owing to a large body of ice near the wharf. Over a mile of ice is reported between Wolfe and Garden Islands.

Gilbert Johnson has been appointed first engineer of the steamer Hero. The position was held last year by Mr. James Stewart, who has gone to Duluth to take charge of the engine of the water works and gas company there.

The commanders of Canadian propellers are: St. Magnus, Capt. Kennedy; Acadia, Capt. Malcolmson; Lake Michigan, Capt. Clifford; Lake Ontario, Capt. Delaney (mate last year); Celtic, Capt. Coners (sic - Connors ?); Canada, Capt. Chestnut; Myles, Capt. Patenaude.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 12, 1888