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

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The str. Waverly, with a cargo of corn, is ashore at Longue Point.

The schr. B.W. Folger will load lumber at Trenton for Oswego. She will bring coal back.

The steam yacht Ripple has been purchased by the Rathbun company and will go to Deseronto.

Mr. R. Davis laid the keel of a steam yacht, to be forty feet long, for Mr. Charbineau, of Montreal.

The str. Princess Louise arrived from Deseronto today. She has been repainted and received new stern and outboard.

Ice in large quantities is still floating in Lake Superior. The progress of the Glengarry and tow, bound up, has been greatly retarded in consequence.

The new str. Cibola, at Deseronto, will run between Toronto and Niagara Falls. She will on her trial trip bring an excursion party from Deseronto to Kingston on May 24th.

The report that the steamer Rideau Belle run on a stump in the Rideau river recently is incorrect. The Rideau Belle has never been aground. It was the steamer Ida that got into trouble.

The Richelieu & Ontario Navigation company's steamers will start running between Montreal and Toronto on June 4th. Repairs have been carried out on the strs. Spartan, Corinthian, Algerian and Passport. The last has been entirely rebuilt.

The steamer Philo Bennett arrived yesterday with coal from Oswego. She started for Kingston at 6 o'clock in the afternoon, but could not make headway that night owing to a heavy fog. She will load timber here for Oswego.

There is a great many vessels waiting at Oswego to load coal. Many boats have been detained several days. The men engaged in the coal business have been waiting day and night in handling the coal. It is brought to Oswego in five trains daily. In one day over 5,000 tons were shipped.

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