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

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The schrs. Garibaldi and Philo Bennett arrived from Oswego yesterday.

The str. Persia arrived at Swift's wharf this morning from St. Catharines.

The schr. Julia arrived last night with coal for the water works from Oswego.

The schr. Annie Paterson passed Port Colborne this morning from Chicago to Kingston with corn.

The steamer Princess Louise has been on the dock adjusting a new wheel. Other repairs were also done.

The Ogdensburg coal and towing company are making arrangements to raise the tug Myra. They will be assisted by the Donnelly wrecking company of Kingston. Joseph Jelly, of Ogdensburg, has been engaged to assist in diving.

The steamship Pontiac and the steambarge Armenia had a slight collision just before daylight yesterday morning on Lake St. Clair, a mile and a half below the canal. It was, however, sufficient to cause the Armenia to leak so she sank. She lies half a mile to the eastward of the channel in about fifteen feet of water, and will be easily released.

Preparations are being made to raise the schr. Mongaugen, which was sunk at Oswego on Saturday by collision with the old government pier. She has a cargo of 500 tons of coal consigned to Detroit. She rests on the bottom with the water at her stern level with the deck. She can be raised without difficulty and dry-docked. The vessel left on Saturday afternoon but was driven back by the gale.

The mayor has written to the manager of the Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Co. calling attention to the facilities at this port for repairing their steamers, and asking that some of the steamers be laid up here as in years gone by.

General Paragraphs - The Chicago board of marine underwriters have adopted the following trip rates on grain: To ports on Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Sarnia, Detroit river, 40 cents per $100; Lake Superior, 60 cents; Georgian Bay and Buffalo, 50 cents; Lake Ontario and Ogdensburg, 65 cents; Montreal, $1.10.

A civil engineer's report from Washington has led Cape Vincent people to believe the proposed breakwater in the St. Lawrence at that village will be commenced this fall. It will be 1,200 feet in length, and commencing at a point opposite Horr's wharf extend down the river. This piece of enterprise will greatly enhance that port as a refuge for lake driven vessels seeking shelter. Cape Vincent is three miles from Lake Ontario.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 25, 1889