The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 3, 1888

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The str. Rideau Belle will leave Swift's wharf on Saturday morning at 9 a.m.

The schr. George Suffel, burned at Belleville, has been purchased by Captain Cuthbert.

Yesterday when the steam barge Clinton was going up the new canal she had the misfortune to run into the foot gates of lock 12, dislodging the heel path gate and stopping navigation. Much delay will be experienced on this account.

The tug Walker when she reached Oswego the other day carried from Kingston a new wheel to be put on her at Goble's marine dock. The customs authorities became aware of the fact and insisted upon the payment of the duty on the wheel, some fifty dollars, before they would allow it to be used. The duty was paid under protest.

Yesterday the tug McArthur started with a barge laden with withes. She will leave the barge at Toronto and proceed to Oswego to coal up before coming to Kingston. When the raft for which the McArthur brought the withes to Toronto is ready the steamer will return to that city and start with the raft for Quebec.

It is rumoured that $100,000 have been placed in the estimates for a dry-dock. Mr. W. Power, who commenced the erection of a dock some years ago but failed to carry it to completion, stated today that had he not kept up the agitation for fourteen years for a dock in Kingston it would not now be considered. Mr. Power says that if a dry-dock is built as it should be it will cost $400,000.

Arrivals: schr. W. Elgin, Charlotte, 256 tons soft coal.

Cleared: tug Walker and barges, Charlotte, to load coal for Port Arthur; tug Thompson and barges, Oswego, to load coal for Montreal; str. Rideau Belle, Rideau canal, freight and passengers.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 3, 1888