The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 16, 1888

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The steamer Sirius will be launched at Clayton this week.

Capt. Bogart, of St. Lawrence, will command the prop. Monteagle this season.

Navigation through the Welland Canal will be opened on April 23rd.

The steamer Magic is being fitted out to run between Sackett's Harbor and Henderson.

The Edith May, from Fisher's Landing, was the first steamboat at Clayton this spring.

The steamer Minnie will run on the Clayton and Alexandria Bay route until the Maynard is put into service.

The schr. Oliver Mitchell is receiving a new foremast, and the mainmast is to be shortened eight feet.

Permission has been granted to change the name of the steamer Manitoba, of St. Catharines, to Carmona.

The schr. Jamieson, from Oshawa, was the first vessel to reach Oswego. She got there on Saturday night.

Residents of Wolfe Island say that ice can be seen far out into the lake. It will be a week or more before vessels can leave this port.

The propeller Menominee, from Milwaukee, nearly foundered in Lake Michigan with a big load of passengers. Her machinery broke down and for a time she was at the mercy of the waves.

The mail boats will commence their trips about June 1st. The steamers are: Spartan, Capt. Irvine; Passport, Capt. Sinclair; Algerian, Capt. Trowell; Corinthian, Capt. Ada. The boats have been much improved during the winter.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 16, 1888