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

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p.8 Our Coney Island - Mr. Joseph F. Swift's new property - Horshoe Island being divided into lots for sale.


The steamer Celtic passed up to St. Catharines this morning.

The str. Alma Munro, Montreal to Chicago, passed up last night.

The schr. White Oak arrived this morning from Oswego with 363 tons coal.

On Thursday the str. H.A. Calvin left Garden Island with a raft for Quebec.

The str. Deseronto goes to Gananoque next week to ply between that place and Clayton.

The barge Minnie Lieuden is at the Cataraqui dry dock receiving a general overhauling.

The schr. Oliver Mitchell brings corn from Chicago to Kingston, so does the props. Rosedale and Algonquin.

The schr. W.Y. Emery has been launched at Deseronto, and the schr. W.J. Suffel hauled out for repairs.

The St. Lawrence river steamboat company sank $2,000 last year in buying fuel as the steamers could not use the Wolfe Island canal. The same will occur this year.

A.R. Boswell, Toronto, has bought the Scotch cutter Verve, not the Toronto yacht of that name, but the Chicago cutter. She was designed by Watson and built on the Clyde in 1880. Her dimensions are: over all, 49 feet; beam 7 ft., draught, 8 ft.

Capt. Munson.will launch his dredge next week. The dredge has been completely overhauled and strengthened. The tug Munson and different scows were also rebuilt a year ago, so that Captain Munson now owns a fine fleet for dredging purposes.

The schr. Watertown, grain laden for Ogdensburg, in tow of the steamer Prncess Louise, struck a shoal near Refugee Island Thursday night. She drew about eleven feet of water. As two men at the pump were able to keep her clear of water the extent of her injuries is not great. The schr. B.W. Folger was sent to the Watertown. After 3,000 bushels of her cargo were placed in the Folger the Watertown floated off and was taken to Ogdensburg today.

The Chancery Court - Leslie vs. British American Assurance Company - An action brought to recover the amount of a contract for raising the schr. Queen of the Lakes, sunk off Brighton during the fall of 1881. The vessel was raised by Leslie in the spring of 1887. Leslie represented the Collinsby Wrecking Company. The contract was made with the three insurance companies interested. The British American Insurance company deny liability. The vessel and cargo were both sold in Kingston. Walkem & Walkem for plaintiff; C.H.D. Gambell for defendant.

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