The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 26, 1889

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The barge Iowa is receiving a new deck.

The tug David C. Thompson, with four barges from Montreal, is expected here tonight.

The steam barge Niagara, with a load of deals from Manistee, for Quebec, passed down this morning.

A number of useless old barges are lying at the old shipyard. They should be removed or destroyed.

The schr. Watertown passed down this morning to Ogdensburg from Toledo with 23,000 bushels wheat.

The schr. St. Louis, formerly owned by Captain W. Lewis, is at Hamilton. Capt. Gribbin is still in command.

The steamer Lake Michigan, from Montreal, with a general cargo for Hamilton, called at Swift's yesterday.

It was reported this morning that the steamer Armenia, sunk on the St. Clair Flats, had been raised and was on the dock at Detroit.

The schr. Argonaut, from Chicago for Kingston, with corn, passed Port Dalhousie last night. The prop. Tilley and consorts are also en route here.

Myles' schooner, the Gulnair, is at Hamilton with a load of freestone from Portage Entry. This is the first cargo of this kind that ever reached Hamilton.

While towing the schooner C.E. Wyman to Cross Village on Sunday night the tug C.M. Clifford rolled over and sunk in five fathoms of water. The engineer was drowned.

Capt. William Murray, the popular commander of the steamer Mazeppa, has been called into requisition since leaving that boat, to take charge of an American vessel from St. Catharines to Kingston.

On Tuesday the str. Oceanic sailed into Sand Beach, after colliding with the tug Robert Fryer. The Oceanic was leaking badly. Her topsides and decks are sprung. The Fryer had coal for Chicago.

The Hamilton steamboat company's vessels are tied up for the winter. They have had a remarkably good season. Captain John Irving is congratulated on the popularity gained through the summer with the passengers.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 26, 1889