The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 25, 1889

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On Monday the Rideau canal will be opened.

The schr. A. Foster is loading lumber for Oswego.

The schr. Annie Falconer is loading coal at Oswego for Swift.

The schrs. P. Bennett and Gearing cleared for Oswego today with timber.

Cleared: schr. Watertown, ore, Cleveland; White Oak, light, Oswego.

The steamer Pierrepont took a load of withes to Garden Island this morning.

The steamer Rideau Belle will commence her regular trips down the Rideau on Tuesday.

The tug Glide is en route to Kingston with eighteen barges, and also the tug Traveller with eight barges.

The schr. Grantham, from Toledo, and schr. Prussia, from Toronto, are en route to Garden Island with timber.

The barge City of Kingston has been placed on the Cataraqui dry dock for general repairs. The steamer Peerless has just been thoroughly overhauled at the dock.

Arrived: str. Khartoum, light, Cape Vincent; str. R. Anglin, light, Cape Vincent; schr. H. Dudley, light, Oswego; schr. Annandale, light, Oswego; prop. W.H. Stevens, Toledo, 48,000 bush. corn.

The old steamer (sic) St. Lawrence, sunk off Morton's distillery 58 years ago, has been purchased by Col. Collier. She lies in fifteen feet of water. She was built in England and sent out here as a war vessel.

Mr. W. Powers, shipbuilder, is engaged in building a double-screw steamer to be used as a ferry boat between the provinces of Ontario and Quebec. This vessel is for Mr. Pierce Mansfield, of Ottawa, and is to be called Thomas Mansfield. It is being put together in Ottawa. The vessel is 110 feet long over all, 36 feet beam and 10 feet deep, and will cost, when completed, $10,000. The peculiarity of its construction is that it has neither bow nor stern. It will be propelled by one engine by a screw at each end, so that either end for the time being will be the bow. She is broad and somewhat flat in bottom. Her timbers are of the best oak, elm and tamarac.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 25, 1889