The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 18, 1888

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p.1 Not Recovered Yet - body of cook from str. St. Lawrence.



The tug Edmund and three barges cleared light for Ottawa today.

The boats of the Richelieu and Ontario navigation company have been laid up at Sorel.

Mr. Swift is loading the steambarge Freemason and tow with 400 tons of soft coal.

The prop. Ocean, which had her crank broken on Saturday, is being repaired. She is at the locomotive works wharf.

L.C. Young, for the past 17 years the lighthouse keeper at Ogdensburg, has tendered his resignation, to take effect October 1st. An Oswego man will be transferred to fill the position.

The schr. B.W. Folger left the city light on Friday afternoon at 6:30 p.m. for Oswego. She was loaded with 209 tons of coal and arrived here on Sunday morning at 7 o'clock. The time occupied in the trip and receiving the cargo was 37 hours.

The tug Augusta arrived in port this morning with the dredge Tipperary Bay ? and two barges from the Welland canal. They are going down the river. The dredge will work in the river between Valleyfield and Coteau. A banner floats from the tug on which are the words "Harrison and Morton."

A few days ago Diver Kelly and Mr. Powers went into partnership in the matter of raising a barge laden with phosphate, sunk in the Ottawa river about 60 miles below the capital. The barge and its contents were purchased from the company which carried an insurance upon them. In making preparatory arrangements for raising the barge the firm expended considerable money. They expected to get it back double, but when Kelly went to examine the barge he found it worthless. On coming to the surface of water after making the inspection he and his partner decided to quit operations. They dropped $140 each in the business.

Deseronto Notes - The steamer Cibola will arrive in port on Saturday next to receive alterations during the winter. By an additional plate in her side she will be raised two feet higher.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 18, 1888