The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 19, 1888

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Mr. Bajus' new boat, Kathleen, was launched this afternoon.

The yacht Wildflower, of Portsmouth, has gone on a cruise on the Bay of Quinte.

The schr. Lem Ellsworth, sunk in the St. Lawrence with a cargo of stone, will be afloat this evening.

The schr. Jennie Matthews has been chartered in Chicago to carry corn to Kingston.

The schr. Comanche, Capt. David Beggs, jr., made the run from Chicago to Oswego in eight days and six hours.

Capt. Solmes, of Waupoose, has had the str. Rothesay fitted up very finely this year and she is entering with best prospects on her new route at Toronto. His Prince Edward friends are pleased with his success.

Mr. R. Davis is building a steam yacht for Mr. J. Croil, of the Presbyterian Record, Montreal. The boat will be 40 ft. long, 9 ft. beam, 4 ft. depth of hold. She will be propelled by a compound engine, manufactured by McEwen & Son. The yacht will be ready for service on August 1st, and be the third which Mr. Davis has built for Montreal.

The steambarge Water Lily, Captain Waters, made a round trip from Belleville to Ottawa. She took stone from Sand Lake for the new government printing bureau and brought back over 100,000 feet of lumber. Capt. Waters has bought the tow barge Oswold, with a capacity of 160,000 feet, and the Water Lily has a carrying capacity of over 100,000 feet. Captain Waters has contract for Ald. Pringle to carry over a million and a half feet of lumber from Ottawa.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 19, 1888