The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 28, 1888

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The schr. B.W. Folger is loading lumber for Oswego.

The schr. Kate Kelly brings coal from Sandusky to Kingston at $1.10 per ton.

William Chatterson, Rossmore, has bought the vessel Martha Ann, Kingston, for the wood trade.

The tug M.P. Davis, owned by R. Davis, was sold today to J.R. Arnoldi, of Ottawa, for $1,600.

The steamer Princess Louise, three nights this week, carries excursion parties out of Gananoque.

The steamer Rothesay will leave Gananoque for Toronto on June 10th. She will run between that city and Lorne Park.

Capt. McCorquidale has received sailing orders and the Cibola will clear from Deseronto for Toronto on June 9th.

The handsome cutter yacht Nerve, of Toronto, having on board N.B. Dick, W. Thompson, E.A. Badenach, A. Piddington, and F. Wade, arrived here Saturday on a cruise around the lake. She crossed from Oswego.

On Saturday the steamer McArthur, while releasing the schr. Queen of the Lakes, lying on the bottom in Portsmouth harbour, broke a heavy chain. Another chain was secured, and with it the schooner was moved. She was taken to Deseronto in tow of the str. Pierrepont.

The steamer Islander left today for Clayton, to begin running from Alexandria Bay and Clayton to Cape Vincent. Capt. Andrew Miller is in command. The steamer is the handsomest and speediest on the river, with the exception of the steamer St. Lawrence. It is impossible to tell them apart in the distance.

Capt. Thompson, of the steambarge Van Allen, who failed to respond to signals of distress made by the crew of the foundered schooner Elgin, says a boat was seen by his mate but he supposed it to be one of the fishing boats commonly seen in that neighborhood. No signals of distress were observed. Had the signals been observed the Van Allen would have made all speed to render aid.

Arrivals: steamers Persia, Montreal; Ocean, St. Catharines; Ione, Alexandria Bay; schooners Neelon and W.R. Taylor, Bay City, Mich., timber.


A week since Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Orr, keepers of the light near Snake Island, in the harbor, caught cold while crossing to their home at the lighthouse. They contracted pneumonia and sank gradually, Mr. Orr, aged 70, being in a hopeless state from the first, though Doctors Irwin and Fenwick were most attentive. On Sunday husband and wife died within a few hours of each other; after travelling the journey of life together in loving trust they together laid the burden of life aside and were joined in death also. The deceased have been life-long residents of the islands about Kingston, were most industrious, and were held in general respect. A family, grown up, is left to bear the saddening blow of a double bereavement.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 28, 1888