The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 11, 1888

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The steamship Rosedale cleared for the canal to wait for orders.

The work of dredging the slip at the foot of Wellington street has been completed.

The sloop Sovereign from Deseronto unloaded lath wood at Portsmouth yesterday.

The steamer Spartan will start for Montreal tomorrow. Her wheels have been repaired.

The steamer Rideau Belle brought a large number of people to the city last evening from Rideau canal ports.

The steamer Islander will bring a large party to the city tomorrow from Sackett's and Henderson Harbours.

The prop. Glengarry, with the barges Glenora and Gaskin, from Port Arthur, were expected to arrive today.

The tug McArthur brought a raft from Belleville to Collinsby, where it is being enlarged. It is going to Quebec.

The steamer Hiram Calvin started for Quebec yesterday with a raft, which makes the fourteenth to leave Garden Island this season.

The tug Walker, with the barges Regina, Jennie and Brandon, sailed from South Manitou on Lake Michigan to Chicago in 28 hours, a distance of 240 miles.

The sailors composing the crews of the barges Brandon, Jennie and Regina here struck for higher wages. They were offered $1 per day but want $1.50.

The marine business at Oswego is dull. The coal carrying trade is especially flat. The schrs. St. Louis and Lady Macdonald had to return from Oswego light.

The prop. Haskell, of the Chicago and Ogdensburg line, ran on a shoal near the Nine Mile light yesterday. She is grain laden. The Waverly is lightening her.

Capt. Garrett, of the steamer Ella Ross, says the reason he made no money on the Kingston-Montreal-Ottawa route was that tourist travel was affected by cool weather and the presidential campaign.

The body of John Henderson, captain of the ill-fated schooner Blanche, which went down with all hands on the 28th of May, was picked up on Plew's Point by Mr. Lyons, a mile and a half from the residence of the deceased at Lockport, near Colborne. The body was recognized by a scar on the foot and from the clothes, and as soon as identified was taken and interred at Lockport cemetery, where a monument has been erected by sympathizing friends to the memory of the lost crew.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 11, 1888