The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 31, 1888

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The steamer Thompson and two barges, loaded with coal for Montreal, have arrived from Oswego.

The prop. Dominion and tow, and prop. Tilley and tow arrived today with grain from the west.

The steamer Alexandria is on the east side of the Cornwall canal. The freight from Trenton is carried to Cornwall by the steamer Armenia.

The str. Maud after being repaired was to have been launched from the Portsmouth marine railway today.

Divers Coulson and Mackenzie have been engaged in raising the hulls of old boats sunk at the back of the Kingston foundry. The yacht J.A. Macdonald and barge have been towed away and sunk in the lake. The divers are now at an old steamboat hull. Capt. Paul and Engineer Perley are overseeing the work.

On her last trip across the lake the Flora Carveth had her foremast, foreboom and two topmasts carried away. Of course she had to undergo repairs. She arrived in Toronto yesterday from Oswego with a cargo of coal. The customs authorities spotted the new spars and assessed the captain $70 duty. They, however, overlooked a new bung made of American wood in one of the water casks, and therefore no duty has yet been collected on it.

At the Cornwall canal it was a large portion of the bank which had been build up that gave way and was carried a considerable distance. The break will prevent the opening of the canal until Nov. 5th. The Montreal transportation company has 200,000 bushels of grain and 4,000 tons of coal waiting for the word to go through, in addition to what the company had at the time of the original break. The number of vessels of all kinds now waiting to enter the canal, up and down, must be not less than 40, and the loss of property that would be caused by the stranding of these vessels with their cargoes would be tremendous and a severe blow to the St. Lawrence route.

Personal Mention - Mr. Kelly, diver, is working for the corporation in the harbour at the foot of Union street. He is removing stone from old crib works on which will be built a dock. Mr. Holder has the contract to construct the dock.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 31, 1888