The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 6, 1888

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The yacht Ariadne has gone to Oswego for repairs.

The str. Geneva has gone into winter quarters at Deseronto.

The schrs. Clara White and Philo Bennett are in port with coal from Oswego.

The steambarge Khartoum is having a new wheel put on at the Portsmouth marine railway.

The steambarge Freemason and barges Kingston and Minnie Francis arrived from Ottawa today with lumber. The Kingston will go into winter quarters.

The steambarge Reliance was loaded with 4,500 ties, crossed to Oswego, discharged her cargo, and returned to Deseronto, doing all the work in twenty-four hours. This beats all previous records.

The schr. Albatross is safe in port in Ludington. The men on the prop. Enterprise say the seas washed over the pilot house and carried away everything movable between decks. The boat had a very narrow escape from foundering. Seventy tons of her coal were washed overboard. Her bulwarks and gangways were smashed in, and her cargo of grain is reported damaged. The Enterprise is bound for Kingston.

R. Davis is speeding the construction of a graving dock near Anglin's mill. The piers are nearly finished; the gate frame will be started next week; he expects to have the dock ready for operations about the middle of November. It is to be 150 x 40 feet, with a gate of 32 feet wide, with about 9 feet of water on the average. This will be a great advantage to Canadian vessel owners, as there were about 60 Canadian vessels docked in Oswego this season at much more expense than if done here. Wages there are $3 per day for men.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 6, 1888