The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 23, 1889

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The steamer Persia arrived yesterday from Montreal.

A full force of men are working on the tug Myra, sunk at Prescott.

The prop. St. Magnus is at Swift's wharf receiving repairs to her stern.

The steamer Chieftain was expected this afternoon at Portsmouth, with three barges, with 2,000 tons of coal for Montreal.

The str. Dominion with the schrs. Augustus and Emerald arrived at Garden Island from Toledo on Saturday with timber.

The steamer Traveller, with two barges, arrived at Portsmouth this morning with railroad iron. It will be transhipped to Windsor.

The schr. White Oak, on Saturday, while loading granite at the Deadman's Bay quarry, went aground. She was pulled off yesterday without much difficulty.

Arrivals at Portsmouth: Steamer St. Magnus, Chicago, 33,600 bushels corn; steamer Danforth, Chicago, 45,850 bushels corn; prop. Montague,Chicago, 22,000 bushels corn.

The barge Bertie, owned by W.H. Easton, Ottawa, was burned to the water's edge on Friday when opposite Duck Island on the Ottawa river. She was loaded with sand and was not insured.

Capt. E. Beaupre, the genial superintendent of the Thousand Island Steamboat Company's boats, returned to his home in Kingston on Tuesday last, after a most successful summer's work, says a Clayton paper. Never in the history of the river has this line of boats been under such skilful management, and never has the immense throng of annual visitors been handled with such ease and harmony as has been the case during the season just past. Captain Beaupre has been acting in this capacity for the past two years and has shown that he is the right man in the right place. We hope to see him on the river another season.

General Paragraphs - Tomorrow the tug McArthur will arrive from Ogdensburg, where she has been receiving repairs on the drydock. Near the end of the week she will leave with the schooner Jessie Breck for Brockville, where the work of raising the schr. Gaskin and steamer Armstrong will be resumed.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 23, 1889