The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 2, 1889

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The schrs. P. Bennett and E. Fisher are loading coal at Oswego for Kingston.

The str. Rideau Belle left this morning for Smith's Falls with a full load of passengers and freight.

The steamer Deseronto will go on the Clayton-Gananoque route about May 15th. Until that time the Junita will run on the route.

Capt. Saunders (schr. Julia) has received the contract of carrying all the stone required for the new spire of St. Mary's cathedral, from Youngstown, near Niagara.

The steamer D.D. Calvin and consorts arrived at Garden Island yesterday from Toledo with timber. The schrs. Benson, Manley and Russell from Toronto are also at the island with timber.

The new steamship Manitoba, 305 feet over all, with capacity for 73,000 bushels of grain and 400 passengers, 225 first-class, constructed for the C.P.R., will be launched at Owen Sound. The new vessel is the largest ever constructed in Canada.

Arrivals: schr. Eliza Fisher, Oswego, 250 tons coal; schr. Herbert Dudley, Oswego, 450 tons coal; schr. Annandale, Charlotte, 450 tons coal; schr. Philo Bennett, Oswego, 150 tons coal; schr. White Oak, Oswego, 400 tons coal; schr. Eliza White, Oswego, 225 tons coal.

Captains John and Thomas Donnelly have purchased the yacht Ariadne, of Cape Vincent. She is an ocean-built boat, and one of the finest cruisers on the lake. Her furnishings are of the very best. She was previously owned by General Sackett. She will be brought here next week.

Incidents Of The Day - Capt. Collier commenced work on the sunken steamer St. Lawrence. He put a charge of dynamite under her but it did not take much effect.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 2, 1889