The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 27, 1888

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The schr. Queen of the Lakes arrived today. She loads grain for Oswego.

The schr. S. Neelon has gone into winter quarters at Collins' Inlet, Georgian Bay.

The Calvin company has launched its new barge the Valencia. She looks pretty on the water.

The steamer Armenia, from Deseronto, is discharging lumber. She will take part of her cargo to Gananoque.

The schr. Clara White, at Amherst Island, and schr. Anna Foster, at Gananoque, are loading barley for Oswego.

Enquiries are being made for the schr. A.M. Foster, which left here on Sunday morning with barley for Oswego.

After the schr. Julia, ashore at South Bay point, is released, she will be hauled out at Portsmouth for repairs.

The prop. Scotia and barge Southampton arrived today from Garden Island. They will go into winter quarters here.

Four lumber barges are ashore at Cape Vincent. They were driven ashore on Sunday night. The lumber was owned by Eddy, of Ottawa.

Capt. T. Donnelly, of the schr. Grantham, is home. His vessel is at Amherstburg, where she will receive extensive repairs during the winter.

J. Donnelly, who has been trying to relieve the schr. M.L. Breck, ashore at the Georgian Bay, has returned to the city. The vessel remains on the rocks and will not be removed until spring.

The steamer Hero will lay up in a day or so. She can only go up the bay as far as Glenora. Yesterday the gale experienced off Amherst Island was the severest ever felt there. A tremendous sea was running. On Sunday the steamer ran from Deseronto to Belleville. A strong north easter was blowing, and the ice was drifting off the north shore, so the boat was steered as closely to the north land as there was water to float her, and, by taking advantage of every opening and passing between the wreck of the Minnie Blakely and Ox Point, and between Snake Island and Point Ann, worked her way to the city, after having covered, in her devious course, a distance of forty miles, or twice the distance to Deseronto by the steamboat route. The freight was discharged and the boat started at once on the return trip.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 27, 1888