The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 9, 1888

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The freight on coal from Oswego to Kingston is 30 cents per ton.

The tug Eleanor and barges have gone to Curran's Point to load stone for Napanee.

Eighteen men arrived from Montreal today to take positions on the M.T. Co.'s barges.

On Monday the steamer Islander will commence her regular trips between Alexandria Bay and Well's Island.

The city authorities should at this early stage in the season put a stop to the whistling nuisance. This morning, early, there was an aggravating noise.

The schr. Philo Bennett received during the winter extensive repairs. New ceilings and shelf pieces have been put in her and part of her decks replaced. The repairs cost $500.

Efforts were made on Monday to release the str. Flight, sunk at the foot of Ontario street. A team of horses attached to the steamer did not succeed in pulling her from her resting place whole. The timbers of the boat separated and were taken out of the water in pieces. It was the intention to remove the Flight to one of the inland lakes.

Capt. Taylor, sr., inspector of hulls, has returned from a trip to the west. He looked over three new propellers belonging to Mr. Clark, of Goderich. The names of the boats are Arcadia, 33 tons; Alfred Chambers, 34 tons; J.H. Jones, 194 tons. They will be used in the fishing trade in Georgian Bay. The vessels were classed A 1. Mr. Taylor also visited Amherstburg, and inspected tow barges New Dominion and Dolly Varden, which have received extensive repairs.

The scows, to be used in connection with the deepening of the harbour, are being generally repaired.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 9, 1888