The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 1, 1888

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During the week 220,000 feet of timber was discharged at Garden Island.

The schr. Neelon, after discharging timber at Garden Island, cleared for the west this morning.

The schr. Lem Ellsworth has secured a charter to carry corn from Chicago to Kingston at five cents per bushel.

Capt. Taylor inspected the schr. Queen of the Lakes being rebuilt at Deseronto, and states that she will be a stronger boat when finished than when she was first launched.

Last evening during a fog the steamer John Maynard, with many passengers for Alexandria Bay, ran on rocks about three miles below the Thousand Islands Park. Her bow is a foot and a half out of water.

The schr. Grantham was sighted at Nine Mile Point this morning. She has a cargo of 725 tons of coal for the Ottawa gas company. The coal will be transhipped into barges at this point and afterwards towed to the capital.

Capt. J.D. Vanalstine, of the steam barge Saxon, has had the barge on the dock for general repairs for some time, and has given her a thorough overhauling. The barge is now in first class condition.

During the past week the following vessels discharged timber at Garden Island: steamers Dominion and D.D. Calvin; schrs. Armenia, Denmark, Bavaria, Jessie H. Breck and Augusta. The last named schooner will remain at the island a week and will ship two spars.

Arrivals: prop. Celtic, Detroit, 7,206 bush. wheat; prop. Shickluna, Toledo, 17,600 bush. corn; schr. T.R. Merritt, Duluth, 24,000 bush. wheat; schr. J.R. Benson, Duluth, 23,000 bush. wheat; schr. G.M. Neelon, Duluth, 23,000 bush. wheat; prop. S.L. Tilley, Duluth, 40,000 bush. wheat.

Among the Islands - A new Herreschoff steam yacht has been launched. It is a pretty yacht, named the Idle Hour. It was presented to F.R.W.K. and H.P. Greene, Amsterdam, N.Y., by their grandmother.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 1, 1888