The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 21, 1889

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p.1 An American Welland - petitioned congress to build canal on American side at Niagara.

ad - Horseshoe Island - Kingston's Coney Island.


The schr. Julia cleared for Oswego with lumber this afternoon.

Rates from Chicago to Kingston are 4 3/8 cents on wheat and 4 cents on corn.

The steamer Rideau Belle took a load of grain from Richardson & Co.'s this morning for points on the Rideau canal.

This afternoon Mr. Chestnut, boiler inspector, and Capt. Holland, hull inspector, of the United States, left for Clayton. They were here inspecting the steamers of the Folgers. The steamer Islander took the inspectors to Clayton.

Yesterday Col. Collier had brought to the city from Garden Island two old boilers which had been taken from the steamers Bay of Quinte and City of Hamilton. Two of the boilers, taken from the Bay of Quinte, weighed ten tons each, and the one from the City of Hamilton twelve tons. The boilers are over twenty years old, and one of them was patched in seventy-two places. The patching of boilers is not allowed now.

The steamer Ontario arrived this afternoon from Clayton. Four new staterooms have been added to her. She has been painted outside and during this week will be painted inside. She will continue her daily trips between Oswego and Alexandria Bay during the summer. It may be that she will make a trip to Kingston occasionally. When she is fitted up she will be one of the finest boats on the lakes.

p.6 Barley For Oswego - on schr. Delaware.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 21, 1889