The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 25, 1888

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The schr. Edward Blake is in port from Chicago with 22,750 bush. corn.

The steamer Ella Ross will make one more round trip this season.

Eldridge Woods, accidentally wounded on a barge six months ago by a bullet from the range upon which the regulars were practicing at Oswego, has been awarded $500 by the war department.

The Persia, as usual, is this trip crowded with tourists. The skill, courtesy, and attention of Capt. Scott is the subject of general remark. A vote of thanks was unanimously tendered him by the passengers.

A force of government carpenters are now scattered along the Rideau canal preparing frames and gates which are to be put in at the different locks during the coming winter. Among the points where repairs are to be made are Smith's Falls, Oliver's Ferry, Kingston Mills, and Brewer's Mills.

The extensive repairs to the schooner Persia will be completed in a few days at Picton. Work was commenced on her about May 24th and ever since a gang of men has been employed. The total cost of the repairs will be from $4,000 to $5,000. The vessel is owned by Captain David O'Hagan and Mr. W. Allison. She has a capacity of eleven thousand bushels.

The Wonder is the name of a novel craft forty feet long cruising among the islands. It is owned by Spencer D. Schuyler, New York, and is propelled by compressed air, generated by crude petroleum and water. The engine is complicated, but does it's work thoroughly. The boat has made 12 miles an hour. A steam yacht without a boiler or even a smoke stack will be a novelty on the St. Lawrence.

Last evening while the steam yacht Vesta, bound for Ottawa, was working between here and Kingston Mills, her machinery became disabled. She drifted into a marsh. The steam yacht Water Lily, H. Wade, master, took the engineer of the Vesta on board and brought her to Kingston where he secured the Pearl, another steam yacht, belonging to Ottawa, to tow the disabled yacht to port. She cannot be repaired here and will be towed to the capital by the Pearl. Mr. Bronson, of Ottawa, is the owner of the Vesta. He and his wife and another lady have been visiting Mr. Pool, who lives seven miles below Alexandria Bay. They left for home on the train. The Pearl is owned by Ald. Dalgleith, of Ottawa.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 25, 1888