The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 15, 1889

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The schr. Annandale is loading ties for Charlotte.

A large number went to Horse Shoe Island yesterday on the str. Khartoum.

The str. Maggie has commenced making daily trips from Alexandria Bay to Kingston.

The prop. Armenia arrived at Garden Island yesterday with the schrs. Norway and Denmark in tow laden with lumber.

Arrivals: schr. Dudley, Chicago, 370 tons coal (sic); schr. White Oak, Oswego, 359 tons coal; schr. (sic) Charlie Ferris, Oswego, two canal boats in tow.

The schr. John Gaskin, belonging to the Montreal Transportation Company, of Kingston, has been seized for having had certain repairs done in the United States and not reporting them to the Canadian customs officials.

Capt. W. Leslie, Kingston, in consultation with Capt. D.H. Lyon, owner of the str. Armstrong, has agreed to raise the Armstrong and place her upon the stays. If he succeeds he is to receive $10,000; if he fails he is to receive nothing. In other words - no boat, no money. The agreement was not signed, says the Brockville Times, but was mutually satisfactory to both parties, and Capt. Leslie returned with it to Kingston. There is scarcely a doubt that it will be consummated, and that Capt. Leslie will begin operations at once. It will take several days to get his apparatus in place, and his further progress is largely a matter of conjecture. His method is to raise by pontoons, which are some eight feet in diameter. They are sunk by the side of the boat to be raised, fastened securely to her, and then filled with air. It has been very successful wherever tried, and Capt. Leslie is confident that he can bring the Armstrong to the surface in a few weeks. His operations will be watched with interest.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 15, 1889