The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 14, 1888

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p.4 Better Service Needed - kicking about the service of the Royal Mail Line. [Montreal Star]

p.5 The Sault Ste. Marie Canal - award of contract for new lock.

The Cornwall Canal - navigation to be opened tomorrow.



The schr. Julia is at Breck & Booth's with coal from Oswego.

The schrs. Folger and Dudley are in port with coal from Oswego.

No more will be done this year in regard to the dry dock, but next year tenders will be invited and the work pushed.

The Sault Ste. Marie contract has been awarded to Hugh and J. Ryan, of Toronto and Brockville. Associated with them is M.J. Haney, Watertown, N.Y. The amount of the contract is $1,200,000.

The remains of Edward Ostrander, of Picton, sailor on the schr. C. Gearing, drowned at Oswego some time ago, was found on Monday in Baldwin's Bay. The body was very much decomposed. It has been forwarded to Picton for burial.

The first severe autumnal gale swept over Lake Ontario on Saturday and Sunday. Among the vessels that sought shelter at Charlotte was the schooner Aberdeen, from Toronto to Oswego with barley. When off the river she carried away her fore boom and mainsail. The W.J. Rutherford, a three mast from Toronto to Sodus, barley laden, in attempting to make Charlotte struck the bottom and sprung a leak.

On Sunday when near Belle Isle, the iron wrecking steamer Don M. Dickinson was discovered on fire. Her entire upper works were destroyed, and machinery probably ruined. She drifted on the Canadian shore above Walkerville, where she now lies. The crew escaped. She was built in Wilmington, Del., and was valued at $7,500. She had considerable wrecking machinery aboard which is destroyed.

Falling Off Of Barley Receipts - farmers holding back for higher prices; lake marine suffering; many vessels have gone into winter quarters.

A Chapter In History - conflict at windmill on Nov. 13th, 1838; burning of str. Sir Robert Peel.

Nov. 15, 1888

not published (Thanksgiving)

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 14, 1888