The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 25, 1889

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The str. Maynard is on the Cape Vincent-Alexandria Bay route.

The sloop Lorraine is loading stone at Wolfe Island for Kingston.

The schr. Eliza Allen is loading ties at the Grid iron (sic) dock for Fairhaven.

The schr. Hanlan cleared this morning for Oswego with a load of lumber.

The Hero commences to run regular trips to the Thousand Islands on Saturday.

The schr. Oliver Mitchell cleared for Oswego today to load coal for Chicago.

The tug Water Lily and tow are en route to the city from Ottawa with lumber.

The tug Charles Ferris arrived last night from Chicago (sic - Oswego ?) with three barges in tow, light.

The eighth raft left Garden Island last night for Quebec in tow of the tug Hiram Calvin.

The tug Ferris, from Ottawa, cleared for Oswego today with six barges, laden with lumber.

The Hero's route to Brockville Thursday will be down by the Elbow and through the prettiest scenery.

The steamers Olive and Nile started for Cape Vincent with lumber. The tug Col. By and two barges cleared for the same port with ties.

The schr. Annie Falconer arrived yesterday from Sandusky with 375 tons of petrified wood and moss. They will be used in making cement.

We will have the finest excursion of the season to Brockville on Thursday says one Methodist, and a fast one too. The Hero is breaking all records this year.

The steamer McArthur, with five barges, arrived today from Montreal. One barge was left at Portsmouth. The others were taken to Oswego, and will there be filled with coal for Montreal.

Capt. F. McMaster, of the schr. Picton, has the contract of carrying about 600,000 feet of lumber from Trenton to Fairhaven for the new breakwater in course of erection at Sodus Point and Fairhaven.

The schr. Erie Bell while off Bronte had a squall strike her, carrying away her foremast and fore topmast. The crew were up stowing the foresail, and all the wreckage fell to leeward. One of the crew fell overboard, but was rescued in an exhausted condition. She is now at Hamilton.

The schr. Julia which arrived this afternoon from Oswego with coal reports the

schr. Hoboken ashore on Pidgeon Island. The captain of the Julia thinks that she went ashore last night during the fog. She was grain laden. When the Julia passed her she had her anchor out and the men were endeavoring to get her off.

Business At The Dry Dock - Work at the dry dock is progressing rapidly. Last Saturday the dredge commenced work. It is a very powerful machine. The dirt taken from the dry dock is carried out into the channel and dumped. Steam drills have also been set at work. At present there are about seventy men employed. As soon as the place for quarrying is located a large number will be placed there. It is not yet known where the stone will be obtained from. Last Friday Mr. Connolly, the contractor, went in his tug to all the different quarries around here, but he did not reach any decision. He is in Quebec at present. As soon as he arrives in the city the quarry will be decided upon and work commenced at once.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 25, 1889