The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 18, 1889

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p.1 Yachting News -



The barge Cleveland is undergoing repairs.

The str. Geneva is on the dry dock at Oswego for repairs.

The schr. Idlewild arrived from Adolphustown last night with sand.

Capt. S. Martin has left for Ogdensburg to fit out the tug Myra for service.

The schr. Woodduck arrived last evening from Deseronto with timber for the Rathbun Co.

On her first trip to Charlotte the schr. Eliza Fisher carried 7,784 bushels of barley.

The str. Reindeer commenced her regular trips from Napanee to Deseronto on Monday.

Capt. J. Sutherland went over to Garden Island to take charge of the str. J.A. Macdonald.

The prop. Shickluna has been greatly improved during the winter. Her hull looks very gay, painted green.

The prop. Myles has been chartered to load corn at Toledo for Kingston. She has cleared for the west.

Gen. Poe, Detroit, warns owners not to load vessels so as to draw more than fifteen feet upon arriving at St. Clair Flats canal.

Capt. Patterson is making many changes to his steamer Antelope at Winnipeg. He took shafting and other engine fixings with him from Kingston to change her from a stern to a side wheeler. The craft is valued at $18,000.

The following boats arrived at the Montreal Transportation Company's wharf last evening from Detroit: str. Buell, 45,877 bush. corn; schr. Eleanor, 29,157 bush. corn; prop. John V. Moran, 42,200 bush. corn; prop. Iron Chief, 45,452 bush. corn; prop. Iron State, 55,452 bush. corn; prop. C. Hurlbert, 38,058 bush. corn.

It is not known where the str. Rothesay will run this season, and it will not be definitely decided for a week or ten days. Mr. Finucan says he knows nothing of Capt. Cameron, of Summerstown, formerly of the Magnet, having been appointed to command the Rothesay for the season.

Last evening about nine o'clock the prop. Chauncey Hurlburt, Capt. Farwell, struck a shoal a short distance from the harbor tower. She is eight feet out of water forward. She is laden with 38,058 bush. corn for the M.T. Company. It is supposed that the cause of the accident was a mistake in recognizing the color of the shoal buoy. It is painted black, but at a distance, looks as if it were painted red and black. It is contended that more of the buoys should be painted black. The accident to the Hurlburt would undoubtedly have been averted had there been range lights in the harbour.

First Of The Season - trip up Bay of Quinte on str. Hero; sidetrip to Graham's Point, by Grapey Island, a fishing station on the lake shore at head of Amherst Island; the prop. Thistle of Collingwood was aground there, controlled by residents of Sackett's Harbor, and used in conveying fish to that town.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 18, 1889