The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 30, 1888

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The schr. White Oak arrived at the asylum wharf from Oswego on Saturday afternoon with 408 tons of coal.

The schr. Julia with 2,500 railroad ties was unloaded at Oswego in one hour and thirty seven minutes.

In eight days the schooner B.W. Folger made two round trips and carried four cargoes between this port and Oswego.

A Detroit shipbuilder was in the city today looking over the steamers Maud and St. Lawrence as a model for a craft to be built there.

Work on the Queen of the Lakes is progressing steadily in the Deseronto shipyard. The schooner will be practically as good as new before she is launched.

On Friday the Rideau Belle, while coming up the river Styx, had her wheel strike a stump bending the shaft. A lock was used as a dry-dock, and the accident repaired.

The schr. Julia (Capt. Saunders) arrived from Oswego with a cargo of coal. Since a week ago yesterday the schooner has made three trips between this port and Oswego. She will load railroad iron for Hamilton.

One of the finest vessels turned out is now on the stocks at Cantin's, Montreal. It is the property of the Kingston and Montreal forwarding company, and is designed for lake and river navigation. She is a three-master, 186 feet in length, and is expected to carry between 900 and 1,000 tons at a 9 foot draft. She is of oak, will cost $20,000, is named the Condor, and will be launched this week.

Arrivals: tug Charles Ferris, Oswego, with barges Junetta, 142 tons coal, Clara Belle, 137 tons coal; O.J. Belden, 148 tons coal, W.H. Green, 140 tons coal, en route to Ottawa; schr. B.W. Folger, Oswego, 213 tons coal; schr. C. Gearing, Oswego, 150 tons coal; Julia, Oswego, coal.

A Scare On The Water - a sea serpent seen near Milton Island.


The particulars of the recent investigation at Brockville, touching the condition of a condemned steamer, would be decidedly interesting. Capt. Risley, who was so anxious to have the condition of the barge Oriental fully discussed, should now give the facts regarding the Brockville boat. As we hear it, one of the Ontario inspectors of hulls condemned a steamer at Brockville, in May. But a Quebec inspector was called up and at once ordered the release of the vessel, in order to do passenger work again. An investigation was at once demanded. It occurred on July 24th. The Ontario inspector employed eminent counsel and called some of the best ship-builders in Canada to prove his contention as to the character of the vessel. Though he was attacked and abused for what he had done he persisted and so successfully proved his case that the condemnation was confirmed. We anxiously await and so will all those interested in marine matters, Capt. Risley's report of the investigation. The marine department should vindicate its officers.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 30, 1888