The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 3, 1888

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The scow Mabel, extensively repaired in Mitchell's shipyard, Portsmouth, has been launched.

The steamship Algonquin, after taking in coal at Swift's wharf, cleared for Cleveland last evening.

The inspection of the boilers and engine of the steamer Kathleen occurred today and was most satisfactory.

The prop. Ocean, from Montreal, should have arrived at Swift's wharf at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon. She did not get here until two hours later. The delay was caused by the dense smoke which hung over the river St. Lawrence. The boat had in consequence to move slowly.

Capt. Parsons and W.B. Leslie were in Deseronto the other day searching for the lost schooner Maple Leaf, but were unsuccessful. She is supposed to lay somewhere in the vicinity of the Ducks. Mr. Leslie has built at Kingston 6 pontoons each over 60' in length, with bodies cylindrical in shape and cigar-shaped at the ends. They are at the foundry dock. (Olive Branch ? - ed.)

The Kingston and Montreal forwarding company's barge Condor, 181 feet long, 34 feet beam, 12 feet depth of water and 567 tons, was launched on Wednesday, Miss Esdaile performing the christening ceremony. The Condor gracefully glided into her natural element amidst cheers. The Condor, built as strong as iron and wood can make it, comes under the highest class of Lloyd's, and Mr. Cantin is congratulated on this fine vessel, being his one hundred and eighty-eighth vessel. She leaves for Three Rivers to load pulp for Charlotte, N.Y., and brings a return cargo from there to Montreal. It is anticipated that it will be the largest cargo ever brought by the St. Lawrence canals to Montreal. Next winter three masts and rigging will be placed in her for service on Lake Superior.

Arrivals: prop. Cuba, Chicago, 7,131 bush. corn; prop. Dominion, Superior City, 16,660 bush. wheat, and schr. Augusta, 23,440 bush. wheat; schr. Eliza White, Charlotte, 215 tons of coal.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 3, 1888