The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 7, 1888

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The steamer Glenora passed down the river yesterday en route to Gananoque.

It is understood that $100,000 will be put in the estimates for the Kingston dry dock, and that it will be built at Portsmouth.

D. Rourk, of Tamworth, has been appointed mate of the schr. A.M. Foster.

C.W. Rees, captain of the str. Maynard last season, will have charge again this season. Her route has not yet been decided upon.

Messrs. James Coulson and A. McKenzie, divers, commenced the work of deepening the harbor under the superintendence of Capt. Paul.

The steamer Annie Laurie is being painted inside and out at Carleton Island. She will be made as attractive as possible for the season's traffic.

Donald Carmichael, a member of the crew of the barge Benson, one of the steamer Metamora's tow, was badly injured while the barge was loading timber at Toronto on Saturday. A doritt struck him violently in the face, cutting it and breaking his nose. One of the wounds in his face had to be sewed up by several stitches. He was left in the hospital, while his barge proceeded to Kingston.

There was a high sea running on Friday, and the steamer Norseman, when backing out from Cobourg harbour, struck a pile projecting from a pier and stove in a few boards between the wheel-house and the kitchen. She went to Port Hope for repairs. The hole was not of much account, and the steamer is not a wit the worse for the little mishap.

Arrivals: schr. White Oak, Oswego, 347 tons coal; steambarge Nile, Deseronto.

Departures: schr. Singapore, Cleveland, 400 tons of ore; schr. A.M. Foster, Oswego, light; sloop Idlewild, Amherst Island, 1,700 bushels of barley; steamer Metamora and consort, Toronto, timber. Loading: schr. Trade Wind, Oswego, ash lumber; Idlewild, Cape Vincent, ties.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 7, 1888