The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 8, 1889

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p.4 Lake Freights - at Chicago.

p.8 Incidents Of The Day - The Cataraqui graving dock, foot of Wellington street, is now ready to dock vessels. R. Davis is manager, and T. Howard, foreman.


The schr. B.W. Folger is loading lumber for Oswego.

The barge Manitoba is going on the Cataraqui dry dock for repairs.

The schr. Idlewild arrived from Adolphustown with sand yesterday.

Captain John Donnelly will bring his yacht from Oswego to Kingston tomorrow.

The prop. Rhoda Emily has been chartered in Chicago to bring corn to Kingston.

The steamer Persia arrived this morning from St. Catharines on her way to Montreal.

The yacht Ella has received extensive repairs and a new dress of black paint, which becomes her well.

The repairs to the yacht Katie Gray are about completed and the famous racer looks speedier than ever.

The tug D.G. Thompson arrived from Montreal yesterday morning. She will be painted before sailing again.

Capt. Ryan, of Buffalo, the owner of the burned propeller Lake Ontario, is going to rebuild her at once at Charlotte.

The shipment of grain is not as brisk as it was a few weeks ago. The lake boats are two weeks ahead of the ocean steamers at Montreal.

The steamer Norseman will not make her regular trip until Thursday. The trip to Port Dalhousie has taken her considerably longer than at first anticipated.

Two Canadian sailors charged with being drunk and disorderly conduct pleaded guilty in Oswego. One was assessed $10 and the other, who attacked the officer, paid $25.

The yacht Aileen, of the Toronto yacht club, after being out of commission a season is being fitted out and her owners are trying to arrange a race with the owners of the Oriole.

Board of Trade - (part) ...

Moved by Capt. Gaskin, seconded by James Stewart, and resolved, "That this board is placed under a debt of gratitude to the Right Hon. Sir John A. Macdonald, acting minister of canals, for his great kindness in acting promptly to our request to have the St. Lawrence canals opened this spring at as early date as possible so as to allow the forwarders to get their barges up from Montreal to meet the fleet of vessels that were known to be loaded with grain at western ports and destined for Kingston. As a matter of fact the canals were opened on April 22nd, ten days earlier than usual, and it is well understood that it required great exertion to accomplish even this, yet it was a great relief to the forwarders and it also enabled the owners of the cargoes to get their grain forwarded and saved the city of Kingston from being discredited as a transhipping point." It was also recommended that a copy of the resolution be sent to Sir John Macdonald by the secretary and that the board trusts that this will be the commencement of an earlier opening than in former years. - Carried.

Mr. Leslie said he would have been glad if the government had decided to place buoys and lighthouses in the channel in order that steamers might have been saved from breaking their wheels....

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 8, 1889