The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 2, 1889

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The schr. B.W. Folger arrived this morning with 400 tons of coal from Charlotte.

The schr. Fisher arrived from Charlotte this morning with 250 tons of coal.

The prop. Glengarry with the schrs. Glenora and Gaskin in tow arrived here Saturday evening with grain from Chicago. The steamer Chieftain, belonging to the Calvin Company, is being put into excellent repair for lake service. Possibly $10,000 will be spent in making her the equal to any steamer on the lakes.

Capt. Thos. Donnelly, government inspector of hulls, and Capt. Adams, government inspector of boilers, were in Cornwall inspecting the steamers Grenada, Princess Louise and Ivy. Everything was found to be in ship shape.

The steamyacht Dan arrived yesterday from Montreal. She is the largest yacht in the harbor this season. The owner, D. Guskie, wants $6,000 for her. She was built at Sorel, Que., and has a compound engine. Her speed is thirteen miles per hour. She is captained by Capt. Lougott.

The break in the Cornwall canal was repaired on Saturday evening to allow the mail boats to proceed. The Passport arrived early this morning from Montreal and the Algerian this afternoon from the same place. The Passport will go to Toronto tomorrow, and the Algerian returns to Montreal.

On Thursday, as the steambarge Erin was on her way to the mouth of the Chicago river she ran into a dock and injured her stem. The accident was caused by the vessel failing to answer to her helm. She was taken to the South Branch dry-dock, where her hull was repaired. The accident caused a delay of some eight or nine hours, and will necessitate the building of a new stem.

Kicking About The Light - Complaints have been made at Clayton against the flash light on the str. St. Lawrence. Some steamboat men are endeavoring to have the light removed, claiming that the bright light dazzles them and makes the navigation by night more dangerous. In the opinion of others every steamer should be equipped with the light, as it is a great help in finding shoals, landing at docks and looking out for skiffs which are generally in the way of the steamer. Two years ago the law which requires every skiff to carry a light after sundown was enforced to a certain extent and a number of skiffs seized for not complying with the law. The law was forgotten at the opening of this season and is now a dead letter.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 2, 1889