The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 4, 1888

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The storm drum was ordered up this morning.

The ice is so strong at the Narrows that vessels cannot get up to Belleville.

The schooners Singapore and Annie Falconer are in port from Oswego and will lay up.

The vessels which will winter at Belleville are: Steamers Nellie Cuthbert, Annie Gilbert and Ometa; tug E. Bonar; steambarge Water Lily; schrs. Freeman, Rainbow, Restless and Friend.

The tug McArthur will go to the rescue of the stranded schooner W.I. Preston, on Wolfe Island shore. A big pump will be taken along. Mr. Lesslie says the vessel will be taken to Oswego should the weather continue fine.

The tug McArthur took boom timber to Belleville for the Collinsby rafting company, which will do a large business there next year. The booms will be stretched on the ice, and the timber brought in during the winter and placed ready for rafting. The tug will return with the rafting company's steam hoist, which will winter there.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 4, 1888