The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 10, 1889

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The tug David C. Thompson arrived this morning with a tow from Montreal, light.

The prop. Dominion arrived at Garden Island yesterday with timber from Toledo.

The prop. Cuba, after lightening 7,500 bushels of corn, left for Montreal this morning.

The steambarge Isaac May and barges have arrived at Collinsby from St. Ignace with timber.

Arrivals: tug Charles Ferris, Oswego, with two barges in tow; schr. Annie M. Foster, Oswego, 150 tons coal.

The prop. American Union was expected here today from Chicago with corn. This will be her first time in the port of Kingston.

The schr. B.W. Folger from Oswego with 250 tons of coal and the schr. Erie Belle from Cleveland with coal were expected to arrive today.

The str. Peerless is getting her shaft straightened in Davis' dry dock. Tomorrow the barge Harvest will be taken out at the same place for repairs.

The following steamers called at Swift's since Saturday: Corinthian from Toronto; Persia, from Montreal; Ocean, from St. Catharines; Kathleen and Passport, from Montreal.

Six barges reached Portsmouth yesterday from Montreal laden with 800 tons of iron, salt and firebricks. The tug Traveller cleared today for Fairhaven with four barges to load coal for Montreal.

During a heavy fog about nine o'clock on Saturday morning the prop. Canada, with wheat from Duluth for Montreal, ran ashore at the Ducks. About 1,000 bushels of her cargo were thrown overboard and she floated off without damage. She was lightened at the M.T. Co.'s wharf on Saturday and proceeded to Montreal.

The Late James Hickey - engineer of str. Pierrepont; daughters married to Capt. James Dix, Capt. T. Donnelly, J. Gillies and Capt. Trowell; for 27 years identified with the Garden Island firm.

General Paragraphs - The schr. Bavaria, Capt. Duncan McDonald, is again in the timber trade.

The mail steamer Algerian, Capt. Trowell, made the fast time of thirteen hours ten minutes from Toronto to Kingston on Friday night.

p.4 Canal Statistics For Last Year

A Toronto Yacht Stranded - Merle ashore at Nine Mile Point, near Oswego; unknown schooner ashore at Fairhaven.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 10, 1889