The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 7, 1888

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The prop. Scotia, with timber from Toledo, is at Garden Island.

The yacht Norah is here to have a new suit of canvas fitted upon her.

The schr. Philo Bennett, Oswego, is discharging 170 tons of coal at Anglin's wharf.

As soon as the pontoons for W.B. Lesslie are completed an attempt will be made to raise the barge Oriental, sunk off Port Colborne.

The barge Gipsy Queen is discharging 5,000 feet of oak timber at Swift's for use in repairing the Rideau canal locks. The timber came from Cape Vincent, N.Y.

The prop. Tilley went over to Garden Island this morning and had the leg of the new M.T. Co.'s elevator lifted out of the hold by means of a derrick. There was no apparatus in Kingston to remove such a weight, 12,000 lbs.

The captain of the steamer Ella Ross neglected to have an inspection of her boiler, according to law, and Collector Morse, Cape Vincent, paid him a visit and fined him $100 each for carrying seven passengers since the expiration of the license. It is understood that the amount will be refunded Capt. Garrett, as he proved it was not a wilful violation of the law, but simply an oversight on his part.

Personal Mention - Capt. Holmes, Napanee, dominion inspector of fisheries, is on a tour of the coast of Lake Huron, to take evidence on disputes arising between lesees of fishing grounds.

A New Ghost Story - at Horsey's Point; two men had been salvaging sunken timber from the lake, using scow.

Aug. 8, 1888

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 7, 1888