The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 19, 1889

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The schr. Ella Murton is at Toronto with coal from Charlotte.

The schr. Jessie Breck arrived at Garden Island yesterday with timber from Toledo.

The yacht Gracie arrived yesterday after cruising among the Thousand Islands for two weeks.

The tug Col. By arrived this morning from Cape Vincent with the barges Thistle and Minnie in tow laden with timber for repairing the Rideau canal locks.

Cleared: tug Charlie Ferris, Oswego, light; schr. Montana, Grindstone Island, to load stone; prop. Rosedale, Chicago, light; schr. Julia, Oswego, lumber; schr. Annandale, Charlotte, light.

Arrivals: prop. Myles, Chicago, 42,550 bushels of corn; tug Charlie Ferris, Oswego, light; schr. Idlewild, Adolphustown, sand; schr. Annie Falconer, Charlotte, coal; tug Thompson, Montreal, barges.

It is likely there will be an excursion boat between Belleville and Toronto next season. It may possibly go as far east as Kingston, taking in all bay ports. A direct line will also run from Belleville to Charlotte next summer.

Returning From The Trip - P. Harty, lighhouse inspector, after serving 289 lighthouses on the Canadian lakes, arrived today on his homeward trip. The prop. Canada did the service in a most acceptable way. The weather was very pleasant, rains being exceedingly scarce. The company on board thoroughly enjoyed the outing. Miss Freeman, "Faith Fenton," was among the passengers.

A Pleasant Trip - on str. Hero, through Lost Channel to Well's Island, from there to Alexandria Bay and back to Kingston. ..."On passing through the channel a glimpse was caught of the canoe camp. It is situated on Stave Island, a very pretty spot. The topmasts were all that could be seen of the schooner Vickery, sunk in the river off the Thousand Island Park. She is laden with grain, and if she is not raised soon will burst open..."

Rambler's Remarks - Kingston's location on water should have made her capital of Canada instead of Ottawa. [Belleville Ontario]

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 19, 1889