The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 31, 1888

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Capt. Labelle, of the mail line, will go up the Bay of Quinte to ascertain if there is a need for a daily line to run in connection with the mail boats.

Mr. Munson, owner of a dredge, has taken a contract from the Kingston and Pembroke R.R. company for dredging. Mr. Munson will be through with the Kingston work by the time arrangements are completed between Belleville and the Dominion government, when he would return and finish the work before the ice formed. (for details of Belleville's contract with Munson see Belleville Intelligencer July 14, 1888 - ed. )

The Clyde built steamer Algonquin, with 68,419 bushels of wheat from Port Arthur for Kingston, has reached here. She went through the Welland Canal without lightering. She was drawing 13 ft. 10 in. forward and 14 ft. aft. This cargo, a trifle over 2,000 ? tons, is the largest ever arrived here in one craft. It is a remarkably large load on so light a draft, considering the published dimensions of the Algonquin. Length over all, 253 ft.; beam 40 ft., depth 23 ft.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 31, 1888